In textbooks, you learn the standard greetings.
Hello! Good morning/afternoon/evening! It is nice to meet you. / I am pleased to meet you. / It is a pleasure to meet you. / How do you do? It is nice to meet you too. / The pleasure is all mine. How are you? / Very well, thank you.But in real life you are more likely to hear a wide range of greetings. Here is a small guide to sounding natural. (more…)