Useful sentences for the first contact

Useful sentences for the first contact

There is always the first moment. The first moment with a new language, the first moment in a new country or the first moment with a new person. But especially with new acquaintances, you will need words to break the ice.

You could also attend a language school to learn the most important words and sentences and to be prepared for your first conversation with a native!

Useful sentences for the first contact


  • Good morning!
  • Good afternoon!
  • Good evening!
  • Nice to meet you!
  • It is a pleasure!
  • Pleasure to meet you!
  • Hello!
  • Hi!
  • Hey!
  • Greetings!

Saying goodbye

  • Bye!
  • Goodbye!
  • See you soon / in a little while!
  • See you next Monday, Tuesday, …!
  • Good night!


  • Have a good trip!
  • Have a nice day!
  • Have a good evening!
  • Have fun!
  • Good luck!

State of health

  • How are you?
  • Fine, thanks.
  • Very well.
  • Not bad.
  • Bad.
  • Very bad.
  • It is ok.

Useful questions

  • What is your name?
  • Are you German / French / English / …?
  • Where are you from?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What do you do?
  • Do you speak any languages?
  • What do you think?
  • Could you repeat that please?
  • What does XX mean?
  • Could you explain XX?

Useful sentences

  • I am learning German / English / French / …!
  • I don’t understand.

Polite phrases

  • I am sorry
  • Sorry
  • Excuse me
  • Thanks / thank you
  • Thanks a lot
  • Please
  • You are welcome
  • No problem

You could learn these sentences at home or in a language school. But the most important thing is that you speak in the language you learn to improve your language skills.

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