First Meeting With A Stranger in English

Teacher: Robin    Runtime: 3:54     Series: Beginner 2      icon-heart Donate     

This greetings video is a very practical lesson on how to meet a stranger for the first time.  The video will teach 5 easy steps to know when greeting a stranger.
이 인사관련 동영상은 어떻게 처음으로 낯선 사람을 만나는지에 대한 매우 실용적인 수업입니다. 이 동영상은 낯선 사람을 만날 때 알아야 할 5가지 쉬운 단계를 가르쳐 줍니다.
[Part 1]

Hello, everyone.

In this video we’re going to talk about your first meeting with a stranger. Ok..

A stranger is someone you don’t know.

So, here’s a picture of two people.

They are strangers.

They don’t know each other. Ok…

So this is their first meeting.

And we have five things we should do in the first meeting.

Do or say.

Uhh…the first thing.

What’s the first thing we should say at the first meeting? Ok..

You meet someone…what’s the first thing you say…?

Well, it should, of course, be “hi”. Or “hello”.

“Hi” or “hello”.

And what’s the second thing you should say?

“Nice to meet you”….no! Ok…

Don’t use “nice to meet you”, second.

Before “nice to meet you”, you should always ask about their name. Ok…

You should ask them their name, first.

So, “Hi. My name is Robin. What’s your name?” Alright…

So, after the name, now you can say, “nice to meet you.”

“Nice to meet you.”

Alright…so, it’s very important to have, “nice to meet you”, after the name. Ok…

Meeting someone means you know them. Ok…

You know their name.

So, if you put “nice to meet you”, before the name, it’s very stange.

And many Koreans do this.

They say, “hi, nice to meet you.”

‘We didn’t meet, yet.’ Ok…

So you have to give the name.

“Hi, I’m Robin. Nice to meet you.” Alright…

What’s the next thing?

So, this is the greeting. Ok…

“Hi”, name, “nice to meet you.”

And the next thing…

This is gonna be questions.

So, you’re going to start asking questions to get to know them.

For example, uhhh…

“Where do you live?”

“Where are you from?”

“What do you do?” Ok…

You have to start asking questions to know them better.

And then once you talk… a little while…

The last step of course is “bye”.


“See you later.” Alright…

So you should follow these steps when you meet someone, a stranger, for the first time.

“Hello”, ask them their name, “nice to meet you”, ask some questions, and then, “bye”.

Ok…that’s the process of meeting a stranger for the first time.

Alrigh, let’s take a look at an example dialogue.

2:49 [Part 2 – Example Dialogue]

Ok, let’s look at this dialogue.

Two people are talking for the first time.

“My name’s Robin. What’s your name?”
“My name’s Jack.”
“Oh, nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you, too.”
“What do you do?”
“I’m a student. And you?”
“I’m a teacher.”
“Well, I have to go. See you again.”
“Yes, bye.”

Ok, I hope you understand what to say when you meet someone for the first time.

Alright…you should follow those five steps.

Say “hello”, ask about the name, then “nice to meet you.”

Remember, don’t say “nice to meet you” so fast like, like many of my students.

It sounds very strange.
So after “nice to meet you”, then you can start asking some questions.

And, of course, the ending is always, “bye”.

Alright… that’s it for this video.



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