Is "yes" more formal than "yeah"? Where would you use "yeah" and where not?
The same questions for "Thanks." and "Thank you."
The same questions for "Hello" vs "Hi".
Thanks in advance.
Could you clarify/confirm that Hello is more formal than Hi? Thanks.
Of course it is. Just as Goodbye is more formal than 'Bye, and "Yes" is more formal than "Yeah"
Is it the same in American English? "Hello" more formal than "hi"?
It's the same everywhere, though I wouldn't use either in a formal situation; I would use Good morning/afternoon etc.
Strangers do not normally greet each other with "Hi".
Well, so far no American with English as the first language has replied to this thread, so I'll keep waiting before forming an opinion...
Last edited by IvanV; 07-Feb-2009 at 12:45. Reason: bad example