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    Default greetings

    Dear teachers,
    There are several ways of greeting people. In my culture, we use different patterns to address people according to their ranks and ages. I try to divide the ways people greet each other into groups. Please see if I am right or wrong.

    Group 1: formal. Used to those who are old people or senior officials.
    1. A: How do you do? B: How do you do?
    2. A: Nice to meet you. B: Nice to meet you, too.
    3. A: Goodbye! B: Goodbye!
    4. A: How are you? B: I am fine, thank you. How are you? A:I am fine, too.
    5. A: Have a nice day. B: You, too.
    6. A: Have a good night. B: You,too.
    7. A: Have a nice weekend. B: You,too.
    8. A: Take care. B: You,too.
    9. A: Good luck! B: You, too.
    10. It's a pleasure to meet you.
    Group 2: informal. Used to those who are your friends, colleagues, neibourges, your juniors etc.
    1. A: Hi! B:Hi!
    2. A: How is everything? B: Good!
    3. A: How is everything going? B: Good!
    4. A: How is your day? B: Good!
    5. A: I'll talk to you, soon. B: Bye bye.
    6. A: See you! B: See you!
    There are also jargons. I'd like to know what they mean.
    1. Sup
    2. Wassup
    3. What cha stayin?
    4. Hey
    5. Yo
    6. Eh

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Default Re: greetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    There are also jargons. I'd like to know what they mean.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    The first part with the greetings seems fine to me, 'Jargon' is an uncountable noun.

    • 1. Sup = could be a further shortening of number two, but also means to drink in BE
      2. Wassup = what is up\happening
      3. What cha stayin? this would make more sense to me if the verb were 'saying', then it would mean 'what are you saying'
      4. Hey a way of attracting someone's attention so that you can speak, also used to give emphasis or show the speaker's attitude to something
      5. Yo Greeting- like hi, hello
      6. Eh A very informal way of saying 'pardon'.


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