Is there a more casual way of saying hello in spanish than Hola?
talking to a spanish close friend and being more casual.
¿Qúe tal? = How's it going
¿Qúe pasa? = What's happening
¿Qúe hay de nuevo? = What's new
-Oye- translates as Hey!
There are many variations, depending on the country. "Cómo andas?" "Que haces?" "Cómo estás?
"¡Hola!" is, itself, fairly casual compared with, say "Buenos días.", etc. The suggestions from Marianne and Guillermo are often combined with (or, more accurately, preceded by) "¡Hola!" e.g. "¡Hola! ¿Qúe tal?"