Greetings, Introductions & Goodbyes in Spanish

Clipboard with check list.Learn how to greet someone, introduce yourself and say goodbye in Spanish. This is one of the 30 audio premium lessons available through the Basic Medical Subscription at These lessons are at the beginner to immediate level and cover the essential vocabulary and phrases used to perform a comprehensive Medical History and Exam in Spanish. In this lesson, you will learn how to greet someone, introduce yourself using your title, ask about their family (once you know them) and say goodbye.


When introducing yourself, remember the definite article before your title.

Buenos días. Soy la doctora Martin.
Good morning. I’m doctor Martin.

Buenas tardes. Soy la enfermera Sara.
Good afternoon. I’m nurse Sara.

When referring to a person with their title we always use the
definite article “el” or “la” unless we are directly addressing them.

Buenas noches. ¿Es usted la señora Ortiz?
Good evening. Are you Mrs. Ortiz?

Buenas tardes, señora Ortiz.
Good evening, Mrs. Ortiz.

Buenas noche, doctora Martin.
Good evening, doctor Martin.

¿Conoce a la señora Gómez?
Do you know Mrs. Gómez?

Buenos días. Soy la doctora Martin.
Good morning. I’m doctor Martin.

¿Es usted la señora Alvarez?
Are you Mrs. Alvarez?


Mucho gusto. Encantado/a.
Pleased to meet you.


D: Buenas tardes. Soy la señora Martin. ¿Es usted la señora Alvarez?
P: Si soy yo.
D: Mucho gusto señora.
P: Igualmente doctora.

Me alegro de verlo/la.
I’m happy to see you.


¿Cómo está su familia?
How is your family?

Me alegro de oírlo.
I’m glad to hear it.

Lamento oírlo.
I’m sorry to hear it.


Que le/les vaya bien.

Cuídese. / Cuídense.
Take care.

Nos vemos.
See you.


Buenos días. Soy la enfermera Sara. Es usted el señor Sánchez.
Mucho gusto. (Encantado/a) Igualmente.
Me alegro de verlo. ¿Cómo está su familia? Me alegro de oírlo. Lamento oírlo.
Que le vaya bien. Cuídese.
Nos vemos.

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