Beginner English 2

Greeting A Friend in English

Teacher: Robin    Runtime: 5:37     Series: Beginner 2      icon-heart Donate     
[junkie-tabs] [junkie-tab title=”Video Information”] This greetings video is about how to greet a friend in English.  You will learn simple casual greeting expression. [/junkie-tab][junkie-tab title=”한글”] 이 인사관련 동영상은 친구를 만날 때 영어로 어떻게 인사를 나누는지 알려줍니다. 여러분들은 간단한 비격식적인 인사 표현법을 배우게 될 것입니다. [/junkie-tab][junkie-tab title=”Script”] [Part One]

Hello everyone.

In this video, we’re going to talk about basic greetings you would use with people you know.

With your friends. Ok…

Now, let’s take a look.

I have three here.

Now, we would use these in very casual situations. ok…

We don’t want to use these in business meetings or meeting some stranger who’s very important.

You want to use this with.. uhhh.. people we know.

Very friendly people.

Alright…so the first one is “What’s up?” Ok..

So, “What’s up?” you…”What’s up?”

Ok, don’t look up.

“What’s up?” common greeting.

“What’s up?” and “What’s new?”

Very similar.

So, if someone asks you “What’s up?”

That’s..their… kind of asking you “What are you doing now?” it could be “Hey, what’s up?”

And you would answer, “Oh, I’m going out for dinner.” “What’s up? What are you doing?”

“Hey, what’s up?”

“Uhhh, I’m about to go to a party.” Ok…

With “What’s new?”

“What’s new?” uhhhh…. maybe they haven’t see you for like a week.

Ok, you haven’t met your friend for one week.

You meet your friend and your friend says, “Hey, what’s new?” Ok…

“What’s new?”

“What’s new in your life?” ok…

“What happened in one week?”

So, someone asks you, “What’s new?”

And you would answer, “Well, I made a new girlfriend.”


“I went to a concert last Friday.” ok…

“So, what’s new with you?”

“Uhhh, I took a trip to Busan over the weekend.”

Ok…so someone asks, “What’s new?”..kind of what happened in your life…since they last saw you. Alright…

And the last one, very friendly expression here, “How’s it going?”

“How’s it going?”

What is “it”?

“How’s it going?”

Well, “it” is your life.

“How’s your life going?”

Or similar to “How are you?”

“So how’s your life going?”

“Are you doing well?”

Uhh, you would answer, you know, if someone asks, “How’s it going?”

You would answer, “It’s going great.”

“It’s going well.”

“It’s going fine.”


“How’s it going?”

“It’s going wonderful.” Alright…

So these are the first three.

Let’s take a look at another three.

2:41 [Part 2]

Alright…so here are three more expressions you can use when you’re meeting your friend.

Uhhh, the first one…very nice, very polite, very friendly.

You say, “Good to see you.”

Ok…”Good to see you.” or “Good to see you, again.”

Ok…so you haven’t seen your friend.

You see your friend.

“Hi, good to see you.”

Ok…that’s very friendly.

Let’s look at the next one.

You meet your friend and your friend asks you, “How are things?”

“How are things?”

Ok…what are things?

“How are things?”

Now, “things”, those are things in your life.

So, what’s happening in your life?.

“How’s your life?”

Ok…”How are things?”

So, the “How are things?”, you would answer…

“Things are great.”

“Things are good.”

“Things are fine.”

Ok…”How are things?”

“Things are wonderful.”


“Things are bad.”

Ok, so you can express that with “things”…

“How are things?”

“Things are so so.”

And the last one here.

“How’s life?”

“Hey, how’s life?”

“How’s life?”, again very friendly.

Asking about your life is your life good, or is your life bad?

“How’s life?”

You could say, “Life is good.”

“Life is great.”

or…”Life is terrible.”

Ok… not good.

Ok..depends on your feeling.

So, these are three more to use with your friend.

Again, uhhh, not in a business situation, only with friendly people you know.

Alright, so let’s take a look at some examples to understand these better.
4:28 [Part 2 – Example Sentences]

Alright, so the first example…

“How’s it going?”
“I’m good. How are you?”
“I’m fine.”

The next example…

“Hey, what’s up?”
“Nothing much. How’s it going?”

And the next example.

“How are things with you?”
“Things are great! And you?”
“I’m pretty good.”

The next example.

“How’s it going?”
“I’m ok. How about you?”
“I’m pretty good these days.”

And the last example.

“How’s life?”
“Life’s pretty good. How about you?”
“Me, too. Things are great.”
5:15 [Part 3]

“How are you?”

Did you understand my example dialogues?

I hope so.

These are good expressions to use…speaking in English to your friend.

Alright, you should know them and you should practice them.

Anyway, that’s it for this video.

See you next time.

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