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    Red face good night, cheerio, cheers

    Under what situations shall we greet "good night" besides right before going to bed?

    Is 'cheerio' the same as 'good-bye'? Can 'cheerio' only be used among close friends but not for formal social interaction?

    What is the usage of 'cheers'

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    Re: good night, cheerio, cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Under what situations shall we greet "good night" besides right before going to bed?

    Is 'cheerio' the same as 'good-bye'? Can 'cheerio' only be used among close friends but not for formal social interaction?

    What is the usage of 'cheers'

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    Good Night is only used in parting, except ( as you say) before going to bed - which I suppose can be seen as a kind of parting.

    "Cheerio" is pretty well obsolete now. I've never actually met anyone using it.

    "Cheers" is informal, and used in almost any group - particularly when amongst friends having a drink, or when saying goodbye to friends.

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    Red face Re: good night, cheerio, cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Good Night is only used in parting, except ( as you say) before going to bed - which I suppose can be seen as a kind of parting.

    "Cheerio" is pretty well obsolete now. I've never actually met anyone using it.

    "Cheers" is informal, and used in almost any group - particularly when amongst friends having a drink, or when saying goodbye to friends.
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    Sorry, I don't really understand the usage of "good night" (except before going to bed)

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    Re: good night, cheerio, cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    "Cheerio" is pretty well obsolete now. I've never actually met anyone using it.

    "Cheers" is informal, and used in almost any group - particularly when amongst friends having a drink, or when saying goodbye to friends.
    You haven't lived Anglika! My father (1905-1961) used 'Cheerio' all the time. But it is pretty dated now. I've heard it from much younger lips more recently, but in a strong regional dialect (Inverness - Scotland).

    'Cheers' is also often used now as a general-purpose expression of thanks; I think it spread from the drinking context, as 'cheers' started as a toast [expression of good wishes accompanying a drink]; then one said it after being given a drink; then one said it after being given anything.

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    Re: good night, cheerio, cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
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    Sorry, I don't really understand the usage of "good night" (except before going to bed)

    Thanks / ju

    When meeting someone at night up to midnight, you say "Good Evening" as a greeting. When you leave them, you say "Good Night". You do not use "Good Night" as a greeting.

    However, if you meet someone after midnight, you say "Good Morning" as a greeting.

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