Word of the Week – Spanish Lesson Week 2: Greetings

Lili Normand
Expresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts

There are three important expressions when greeting in Spanish. They are used depending on the time of the day and context.

Buenos Días (BWAY-nos DEE-as)
Literally means ‘good day,’ but translates as ‘good morning.’ It usually goes until noon.

Buenas Tardes (BWAY-nas TAR-des)
It means ‘good afternoon.’ You can use this expression if it is 1 p.m. or later.

Buenas Noches (BWAY-nas NO-ches)
This phrase means ‘good evening,’ but it can also mean ‘good night.’ You can use it around 7 p.m. when arriving to a dinner, event, friend’s house. Later, you can use it again when you are leaving.

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