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"Good evening" is a phrase which is often translated as "buenas noches", and "hello" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "good evening" and "hello" below.
good evening(
good
 
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nihng
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (greeting)
a. buenas noches
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! We have a wonderful show for you tonight.Señoras y señores, ¡buenas noches! Esta noche les presentamos un espectáculo maravilloso.
b. buenas tardes
Hello, good evening. Could I speak to Mr. Roman, please?Hola, buenas tardes. ¿Podría hablar con el señor Román, por favor?
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hello(
heh
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lo
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (greeting)
a. hola
Hello! How is everything?¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo?
2. (used to answer the telephone)
a.
Hello. Who is calling?Sí. ¿Quién es?
b. hola
Hello. - Hi, it's Ricardo.Hola. - Hola, soy Ricardo.
c. diga
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hello. - Hi. Is Maria there?Diga. - Hola. ¿Se encuentra María?
d. aló (Southern Cone)
Hello. Who is this?Aló. ¿Quién es?
e. bueno
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Hello? I can't hear you.¿Bueno? No te escucho.
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