Casual and Informal Greetings

In Canada, friends usually greet each other with less formal language.  Below are some ways we greet our family, friends and even colleagues using friendly and casual phrases.

Casual, Informal and Slang Greetings

  • “Hey.”
  • “Hey. What’s up?”
  • “How’s it goin’?”
  • “Whatsup?”
  • “Hey, man.”
  • “Hey, you.”
  • “Hi there.”


Sample Informal Conversation

  • “Hey man. How’s it going?”
  • “Pretty good. How ’bout you?”
  • “Not bad, not bad. Can’t complain.”
  • “Cool. I gotta run, but I’ll catchya later.”
  • “It was good bumping into you.”

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