Greetings: Goodnight & Good Evening

You all know the basic English greetings “Hello“, “Good morning” and “Good afternoon“. However, what do you say at night?

If you said, “Goodnight”, you would be wrong. We say “Goodnight” when we are leaving or going to bed.

Note: The greeting is spelt with one word.  The expression “Good night” means something different – it is an adjective + noun (buena noche in Spanish).

So what do you say to greet someone at night? Simply say: “Good evening.”

Also, when you are familiar with someone, you can omit the word “Good”. I often say “Morning!”, “Afternoon!”, “Evening!”

The Cookie Chef.

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