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!