Etiquette

  • Greetings Say buenos dias or buenas tardes (good morning/good afternoon) when you walk into a room. Accept and give besos (kisses) on the cheek.
  • Slang Che is a casual word that means ‘Hey!’ Use it with friends. Che boludo, akin to 'hey, jerk!' is a phrase that should only be used with either a very good friend – or someone you want to tell off.
  • Farewells Adios or hasta luego means goodbye. Ciao or chau is a casual goodbye to friends.