greeting expressions in English


There are many "nice to meet you" in the season of new encounters. The words you speak for the first time will change the first impression you give to the people you meet. This time, I would like to introduce expressions that are useful to remember in the encounter scene, such as greetings to people who meet for the first time and expressions often used for admission and joining the company. Please master the phrase and welcome the season of encounter with confidence.

First of all, this is all! Phrases that can be used in greetings for the first time

First of all, let me introduce some basic greeting phrases that can be used for those who meet for the first time. All of them are often used, so it's worth knowing.

Basic "Nice to meet you"

Nice to meet you. (Nice to meet you.)

Glad to meet you. (Nice to meet you.)

Few people may know "Nice to meet you", but in the same sense, you will hear the expression "Glad to meet you" using "glad". By the way, when I meet for the first time, I use "meet" to say "Nice to meet you", but from the second time onward, I use the expression "Nice to see you". It's a similar expression, but be careful because it is a mistake to say "Nice to meet you" from the second time onwards.

Formal "Nice to meet you"

It's a pleasure to meet you.

It's an honor to meet you.

With "It's" in your head, it becomes a polite and formal nuance. “Pleasure” means “joy” and “honor” means “honor” and “honor”. It's an expression that you can use when you meet a superior or someone you've longed for.

Greetings to those who meet "face-to-face" for the first time

Nice to meet you in person. (I'm glad to meet you in person.)

It's nice to finally meet you.

This is an expression that can be used when you finally meet a person who has only communicated by phone, email, or videophone. "In person" means "face to face". "Finally" means "finally".

Greetings on the first "SNS"

Hi, how are you? I'm Kana. (Hello, how are you? I'm fine.)

Nice to meet you on this platform. (I'm glad to get to know you.)

When you say hello directly for the first time in a comment on SNS or a matching app, it is natural to say "How are you?" And then tell your name. If you want to say "nice to meet you", you can add "on the platform".

A collection of conversation phrases that can be used in encounters by scene

There are various situations when it comes to new encounters. The flow of the first greeting changes depending on the scene and the other party. Therefore, I will introduce the conversations of encounters that can be used for each scene, along with frequently used phrases.


Kana: Hi. I'm Kana. (Hello. I'm Kana.)

Ken: Hey, Kana. I'm Ken. Nice to meet you .

Kana: Nice to meet you, too. (Nice to meet you.)

First of all, greetings to casual people such as school and friends. The point is not to say "Nice to meet you" from the beginning. Even if you meet someone for the first time, you can start with normal greetings such as "Good Morning" and "Hi". After that, it is a natural greeting to give your name and finally say "Nice to meet you".

Joining / Changing Jobs-Introducing yourself in front of a large number of people

Hi, everyone. Let me introduce myself. My name is Fumiko Okada. Please call me Fumi. I will be working in the sales department. I'm very pleased to work for ABC Company
. My name is Fumiko Okada. Please call me Fumi. I am supposed to work in the sales department. I am very happy to work at ABC.)

It is an expression when greeting in front of a large number of people, such as when joining a company or transferring. "Let me the original form of the verb" means "let me do". Just remember "Let me introduce myself" which means "let me introduce myself", that is, "let me introduce myself". Also, after saying your name, when you want to say what you want to call, "Please call me ~" is a versatile phrase.

Welcome customers at the airport

Satoru: Excuse me, but are you Mr. Craig?

Mr. Craig: Yes, I am. (Yes, that's right.)

Satoru: I'm Satoru Fukui from ABC Company. Welcome to Japan! (I'm Satoru Fukui from ABC. Welcome to Japan!)

Mr. Craig: Oh, glad to meet you, Satoru. (Oh, nice to meet you, Satoru)

Satoru: I'm glad to meet you, too. How was your flight? (Nice to meet you. How was your flight trip?)

When you meet someone who hasn't seen your face for the first time, it's a good idea to first use the words "Excuse me, but" to identify them. It is also a good impression to say "Welcome to Japan" to those who have just arrived in Japan at the airport.

Greetings on the phone

Ken: Hi, My Name is Ken Hashimoto. May I speak to Mr. Craig? (Hello, my name is Ken Hashimoto. Is there Mr. Craig?)

Mr. Craig: This is Craig. (I'm Craig.)

Ken: Hi, Mr. Craig. Nice to talk with you. (Nice to meet you, Mr. Craig)

I haven't met face-to-face, but there are times when I want to say nice to meet you on the phone. "Nice to meet you" is not a mistake, but if you feel uncomfortable using "meet", the expression "Nice to talk with you" is useful. There is also a similar phrase, "Nice to hear your voice."

A collection of phrases that can be used in conversations after "Nice to meet you"

Some of you may be good at starting a conversation with someone you meet for the first time, but you may be worried about how to proceed. So, finally, let's introduce some simple phrases to liven up the conversation with the person you met for the first time and finish it naturally.

Spread the story with questions

May I ask where you are from?

How long have you been with ABC company? (How long have you been working at ABC company?)

Have you been to this event before?

Is this your first time to Tokyo?

It is the iron plate that asks questions and catches the conversation with the person you meet for the first time. It's a good idea to listen to the person you are talking about, such as your origin, work story, and experience. However, please note that religion and politics are NG topics.

"May I ask" is a polite expression, "May I ask," which is useful when asking a personal question. It's also important to look closely at the other person's eyes and remember to give up and nod when you talk to them with a question.

End the conversation with nature

It was nice meeting you. (I'm glad I met you.)

Let's keep in touch. (Let's keep in touch.)

I'm sorry I have to go now but it's been really nice talking to you. (I'm sorry I have to go, but I'm glad I could talk anyway.)

At the end of the conversation, use the phrase "Nice meeting you." "Nice to meet you" is a similar expression, but "Nice to meet you" is a future expression of "future", while "meeting" includes the meaning of "already met".

"Let's keep in tough" is also a positive expression, so please use it for people who have a fun conversation.

If you're in a hurry and have to leave, it's a good idea to apologize for the rudeness with the words "I'm sorry I have to go now but" before ending the conversation.