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greeting

Pronunciation: /ˈgriːtɪŋ/

Translation of greeting in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (spoken) saludo (masculine) (as interjection/como interjección) greetings! [archaic or hum] ¡buenas! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Theresa will be greatly missed by her many friends and neighbours as she always had a kind word and a greeting for everyone.
    • Some stopped what they were doing to stare openly, others just waved or shouted a greeting and returned to work.
    • Arrive a little early, make sure you're neatly dressed, and step forward with a polite greeting and handshake.
    1.2 (message) (usually plural/generalmente en plural) she sends you her greetings te manda saludos, me dio recuerdos para ti birthday/Christmas greetings feliz cumpleaños/Navidad greetings from London recuerdos (masculine plural) desde Londres (before noun/delante del nombre) a greeting o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) greetings card/telegram una tarjeta/un telegrama de felicitación
    Example sentences
    • Thank you to y'all who left me birthday greetings - they made me feel all warm and fuzzy!
    • With this, I'll end my first post and send you all warm greetings from cold rainy Germany.
    • Birthday greetings this week go to Declan Patton, who has now reached the ripe old age of 31.

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