Good afternoon in Russian

“Good afternoon” is “Добрый день!” (“Dobriy den’!”) in Russian. You can use this expression before 6 p.m. “Добрый день!” implies a certain degree of sympathy or intimacy. It’s not a cold greeting like “Zdravstvyite!” You are supposed to pronounce “Dobriy den’!” in a friendly tone. It’s enough to use this form of greeting in a regular situation. In official situations you should call a person by his first name and patronymic name like “Dobriy den’, Ivan Ivanovich!”

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