act of communication to acknowledge another person

Greetings are nice things to say when people meet each other. Greetings may be different from culture to culture. These are some greetings used a lot in the English language:

  • "Hello" Formal, Neutral and Informal
  • "Hi" Neutral and Informal
  • "Hey" Informal
  • Good Bye,greeting used while leaving each other
  • "Good [morning, afternoon, evening,night], Formal , which changes with the time of day
  • "What's up?", "Yo", "What's up?", "'Sup" and "What's happening?", which are not formal
  • "G'day", a greeting used a lot in Australia
  • "Howdy", an informal greeting used a lot in rural areas of the United States
  • "How do you do", which is used as a question in some places and a normal greeting in others

There are also ways to greet without talking, such as these: