an informal way of saying `hi` or `hello`
a polite way of greeting someone and asking how they are doing
a less formal way of saying `how are you`
How are things going?
asked, either in a casual or professional situation, when you're curious to know if your coworker is doing fine or if they have any work updates to share
a casual way of asking what's happening or what's going on
It's a pleasure to meet you.
a very formal way of greeting someone you meet for the first time
a pleasant and polite greeting said to someone you meet for the first time
Glad to finally meet you.
used when meeting someone for the first time but implies that you have heard stories about the person through acquaintances
I'm glad to see you.
a greeting that is used to express pleasure in meeting someone
a greeting to someone that you haven't seen in a long time
I haven't seen you in...
followed by a specific or general duration such as years, months, days, etc. and used to greet someone you haven't met in a while
said when greeting someone you haven't met for quite some time
It's a surprise to see you here.
a greeting used when you meet someone unexpectedly
Fancy meeting you here!
a colloquial way of expressing surprise in meeting someone
Speak of the devil!
when used as a greeting, implies that you were previously talking about that person
a greeting for someone who has returned from another place
I'm fine, thank you.
common response to `how are you` or `are you okay/alright`
a response to `how are you` which returns the question to the other person
a typical response to greetings such as `what's up` and `what's new,` indicating there's nothing interesting happening in your life
a response to `how are you,` meaning that everything is going well
Couldn't be better.
a way to express that you are in a good mood and in very high spirits