“Hi!” or “Hello!” is understood by many but it is not the only way to greet others. There are ways to greet people that might be more suitable for different kinds of situations.
Since greetings are expressions it can be either be formal or informal – you can actually use slang expressions to greet people! Without further ado, here are other ways to greet people.
It’s nice to meet you!
Before you can casually greet people that you just met – it would be polite to say “It’s nice to meet you” or “I’m pleased to meet you” after you introduce yourselves to each other. This is to establish good rapport with the person that you just met, marks the beginning of your friendship and also assure him or her that you will be glad to meet again in the future.