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"Greeting" is a noun which is often translated as "el saludo", and "salutation" is a noun which is also often translated as "el saludo". Learn more about the difference between "greeting" and "salutation" below.
greeting(
gri
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dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of greeting)
a. el saludo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Send greetings to your father!¡Mándale saludos a tu padre!
b. la felicitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(on a birthday or celebration)
I received lots of birthday greetings.Recibí muchas felicitaciones por mi cumpleaños.
greetings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (in messages or correspondence)
a. los recuerdos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I miss you, and I will be there soon. Greetings from Buenos Aires. Tomás.Te extraño y voy a estar ahí pronto. Recuerdos desde Buenos Aires. Tomás.
b. los saludos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The back of the postcard said: "Greetings from Barcelona."El dorso de la postal decía: "Saludos desde Barcelona".
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salutation(
sahl
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u
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tey
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shihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(greeting)
a. el saludo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He raised his right hand in salutation.Levantó la mano derecha a modo de saludo.
b. la salutación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
This ritual salutation has great significance for Maoris.Esta salutación ritual posee gran importancia para los maoríes.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(opening to a letter)
a. el encabezamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In the world of emails and texts, formal salutations are a thing of the past.En un mundo de emails y mensajes de texto, los encabezamientos formales pasaron a la historia.
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