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World language cheat sheet: how to say "Nice to meet you" and "Goodbye"

Posted by Language Stars on Oct 4, 2016 12:29:20 PM


When meeting new people, everyone acts differently. Some people like to break the ice right away with a funny joke, others are shy and need a bit of a nudge. One thing we all do when meeting new people though, is offer them the courtesy of telling them it was a pleasure meeting them.

When in another country, you will surely come across all kinds of new people in all kinds of new places, so it's imperative to offer that courtesy to them as well. And when you leave them, don't forget to say goodbye!

Here's an easy foreign language cheat sheet to say "Nice to Meet You" and "Goodbye" in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.

English Nice to meet you Goodbye!
French Enchanté de faire votre connaissance Au revoir!
Spanish Encantado de conocerte Adios!
Chinese - Mandarin Hěn gāoxìng rènshí nǐ Zàijiàn!
Italian Lieto di vederla Arrivederci!
German Schön, Sie kennen zu lernen Auf Wiedersehen!

These key phrases will get you through any encounter and will make you lots of new friends! 

How do you like to make an introduction in your native language when meeting new people? A few simple words? A hug? Let us know!

Topics: foreign languages, french, languages, spanish, italian, chinese, german