Mission 3: Learn "What's up?" and Goodbyes

Learn how to do a casual greeting in Spanish. Also learn the various ways to say goodbye. You can practice speaking by clicking on a character bubble and taking the part of A or B

A: ¿Qué tal?
B: Muy bien. ¿Y tú qué tal?
A: Bien. Gracias.

Notes:

"¿Qué tal?" is another really common greeting. It is the most casual way of asking someone how they’re doing. It's kind of like, “Sup?” or “Hey”. This phrase is often used with friends, but it is used in other situations, like when you meet someone for the first time. The typical response to "¿Qué tal?" is "Bien." or "Muy bien."

"¿Y tú qué tal?"This is a combination of "¿Y tú?" and "¿Qué tal?" It's possible to separate them but much cooler to just put them together and say, "¿Y tú qué tal?".

"Gracias" means "Thanks" or "Thank you". When you want to say "Thank you very much" you can say, "¡Muchas gracias!". To say, "You're welcome", you say, "De nada", which is literally "It's nothing." Although you really wouldn't use this phrase in the conversation above.

Phrase Builder

In the last lesson we practiced various ways of greeting people. Now let's practice some different ways of saying goodbye. Click on an icon to practice the phrases.

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¡Adiós!

"Goodbye!"

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Hasta luego.

"See you later."

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Hasta la vista.

"See you."

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Hasta mañana.

"See you tomorrow."

Conversation Simulator

Click on the icon below to practice answering the question. Try to answer the question like someone is really asking you. Make your own answer or you can use the pattern from above: "Muy bien. ¿Y tú qué tal?"

¿Qué tal?

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