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Meeting in person – Formal

A – God dag, Benjamin Vidal (name and surname are used).
Good day. My name is Benjamin Vidal.
B – Cecilie Hansen Vidal. Hyggelig.
Cecilie Hansen Vidal. Nice to meet you.

Meeting in person – Less formal

A – God dag, Benjamin.
Good day/Hello, Benjamin.
B – Cecilie. Hyggelig å hilse på deg!
Cecilie. Nice to meet you!

Meeting in person – Informal

A – Hei, Ben.
Hi, Ben.
B – Cecilie. (Hei.)
(Hello,) Cecilie.

On the phone – Formal

God dag. Mitt navn er…
Good day. My name is…

On the phone – Less formal

1 – Hallo, du snakker med Cecilie.
Hello, this is Cecilie speaking (litt: You are talking to Cecilie)
2 – Ja, hallo, det er Benjamin her.
Yes, hello, it’s Benjamin (here).

On the phone – Informal

1 – Hallo, Cecilie
Hi, it’s Cecilie
2 – Hallo
3 – Hei Cecilie, det er Ben.
Hi, it’s Ben.

Greeting again someone you have met before, in person or on the phone.

Less formal or Informal situations:
1 – Hallo, og takk for sist!
2 – Hei, takk for sist!
Litt: Hi and thank you for last time
You are actually thanking for the last meeting/conversation you had with that person.

Saying good-bye – Very formal

1 – Takk for møtet, og på gjensyn.
Thank you for the meeting and goodbye.
2 – På gjensyn.
Goodbye (Litt: the next time we are going to see each other again)

Saying good-bye – Less formal

1 – Takk for i dag.
Litt: Thanks for today.
2 – Ha en fin dag videre.
Have a nice day.
3 – Ha en fortsatt fin dag.
Litt: Have still a nice day.
4 – Ha det bra!

Saying good-bye – Informal

1 – Ha det!

2 God middag!
Litt: Have a nice dinner (to your colleagues at the end of your work day)

3 – Vi sees!
See you!

4 – Vi snakkes!
See you! (Litt: talk to you)

5 – Vi tekstes!
Litt: Send you an sms!

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