How to say Hello in Spanish


Hi, in this short post we will talk about how to say “hello” in Spanish as well as some other useful variations to greet people in Spanish.

 A simple way to say “hello” in Spanish is: Hola


These are a few formal ways to greet people in Mexico that suitable for the office:

  • Hi, good day.
  • Hola, buen día.


  • Good day, how are you doing?
  • Buen día, ¿cómo está usted?


  • Hi, how are things going?
  • Hola, ¿cómo le va?


  • Hi, how is your day going?
  • Hola, ¿cómo va su día?


  • Good day, how is everything going?
  • Buen día, ¿cómo va todo?


These are other casual alternatives to greet people in Mexico:

  • Hi, how are you doing?
  • Hola, ¿cómo estás?


  • Hi, how is your day going?
  • Hola, ¿cómo va tu día?


  • Hi, how is it going?
  • Hola, ¿cómo te va?


  • Hi, how have you been?
  • Hola, ¿cómo has estado?



Next we will share other informal options that should only be used among friends in Mexico (they will work in other countries, but they are common in Mexico):

  • What´s up?
  • ¿Qué hay?


  • How is it going?
  • ¿Cómo andas?


  • How are you doing?
  • ¿Cómo vas?


  • What´s new?
  • ¿Qué hay de nuevo? 


We hope this article helps you learn how to say “hi” in Spanish in different contexts.

Would you like to learn more common phrases in Spanish?

Keep learning here: More common phrases


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