Kamis, 02 Agustus 2012
Greetings & Leave Taking
Greeting, according to Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (1995), is "the first words used when one sees somebody or writes to somebody". It also can be defined as "an expression or act with which somebody is greeted" (Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary,1995). Greet itself, which is derivation of greeting,according to Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (1995), means "to give a sign or word of welcome or pleasure when meeting somebody or receiving a guest."
So, if you meet someone, you will greet her/him/them with good greeting. For example, when a muslim meets another muslim, she/he says, "Assalamu'alaikum.". At that time, the muslim greets the another muslim.
Some words/phrases in English that can be used in greeting are the following:
Source: English for SMK 1 (2008)
In contrast to greeting, leave taking can be defined as an expression or act with which somebody is leaved. For example when an English teacher leaves a class, she/he says, "Good bye" OR "See you next week." and so on. Some of the words/phrases in English that can be used in leave taking are the following:
Hornby, A. S. (1995). Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Pramesti, M. R. D, Pramono, W. S. & Suhermawan. (2008). English for SMK 1: Grade X. Jakarta: Pusat
Perbukuan, Departemen Pendidikan Nasional