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What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Bjteensdes24: 11:54pm On May 15, 2020
Hello, please this baffles me as I wonder why most people greet one another 'good evening' when it is dusk (5pm or 6pm) and also when the night finally comes(7pm).

Anybody to explain that better is there any correlation between those two words? If yes, why? Cos dusk is still a bit of day

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by MrBrownJay1(m): 11:58pm On May 15, 2020
its either good morning, good afternoon or good evening....and to many people, 5pm is early evening so they just use good evening (as they cant use the 2 others).

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by leunseyis(m): 11:58pm On May 15, 2020
All na greetings... That Why white people greet like this... Good day or Hello, How are you doing... Naija we too dey greet

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Crixxx: 12:00am On May 16, 2020
My evening starts from 4pm..
5pm good evening. 8pm good night..

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by internationalman(m): 12:13am On May 16, 2020
It's slways good evening with people even when the evening is bad.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Bjteensdes24: 12:21am On May 16, 2020
MrBrownJay1:
its either good morning, good afternoon or good evening....and to many people, 5pm is early evening so they just use good evening (as they cant use the 2 others).

Thanks, that means we take the English word usage like that for the three..either morning, afternoon or night

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Bjteensdes24: 12:22am On May 16, 2020
internationalman:
It's slways good evening with people even when the evening is bad.
Lol

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Bjteensdes24: 12:23am On May 16, 2020
leunseyis:
All na greetings... That Why white people greet like this... Good day or Hello, How are you doing... Naija we too dey great
Think this will be a better a way of greeting with no much thought cracking one's brain

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by MrBrownJay1(m): 1:16am On May 16, 2020
Bjteensdes24:


Thanks, that means we take the English word usage like that for the three..either morning, afternoon or night

no just in early evening... because at 4pm you would still say "good afternoon"

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by uboma(m): 3:45am On May 16, 2020
Crixxx:
My evening starts from 4pm


4:00pm is still considered as afternoon.

The evening starts from 5:00pm.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by dangoteinlaw: 5:44am On May 16, 2020
uboma:



4:00pm is still considered as afternoon.

The evening starts from 5:00pm.
wrong!! Is ur dads name Wong Fe Hong??

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Ademola47(m): 6:13am On May 16, 2020
Technically, there's no difference.
Evening starts by 4:0 pm and ends by 9:0pm. Saying good evening by 5 & 8 is right.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by seanwilliam(m): 6:49am On May 16, 2020
leunseyis:
All na greetings... That Why white people greet like this... Good day or Hello, How are you doing... Naija we too dey great
abi oo.. highest thing oyinbo go talk na good morning, hello, hey, hi.. especially Americans. but for here, we go sha one show say we go school even some go dey argue English with airtel free basic oo grin

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Denique(f): 7:20am On May 16, 2020
seanwilliam:
abi oo.. highest thing oyinbo go talk na good morning, hello, hey, hi.. especially Americans. but for here, we go sha one show say we go school even some go dey argue English with airtel free basic oo grin
Free basics users' opinions matter too

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by uboma(m): 7:20am On May 16, 2020
dangoteinlaw:
wrong!! Ia ur dads name Wong Fe Hong??



I hope the information below will be helpful.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Nobody: 7:27am On May 16, 2020
@op evening starts from 6pm so you definitely know when afternoon ends

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by abumeinben(m): 8:23am On May 16, 2020
Just say...bros me hail o...

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Smile4me01(m): 8:58am On May 16, 2020
Bjteensdes24:
Hello, please this baffles me as I wonder why most people greet one another 'good evening' when it is dusk (5pm or 6pm) and also when the night finally comes(7pm). Anybody to explain that better is there any correlation between those two words? If yes, why? Cos dusk is still a bit of day
12pm to 5:30 is afternoon evening start properly from 6pm to 9pm while the rest is night till 4:59am.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Michealky: 9:09am On May 16, 2020
leunseyis:
All na greetings... That Why white people greet like this... Good day or Hello, How are you doing... Naija we too dey great

Lol I swear too much. We go greet one person in the morning, afternoon, evening and night. If u don't greet they will say u dnt have respect

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Michealky: 9:10am On May 16, 2020
Once its 8pm I don't greet nobody. No matter who u are.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by seunlayi(m): 9:26am On May 16, 2020


No need for stories, they are all the same, morning of 12:30am is still the same as morning of 11:40am by name but be mindful of your actual time and locations

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by hardewaih(m): 9:39am On May 16, 2020
Good evening is used from 5-6pm to 11:59 pm.. Because saying good night indirectly means 'good bye'.. Imagine you want to discus something with someone at 9pm but you start with good night the other person may get confused coz you're mostly expected to go after saying 'good night'

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Seventy7kings: 10:10am On May 16, 2020
Na wa oh
Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by dayleke: 11:15am On May 16, 2020
Some Caribbean countries say "Good night" as a greeting for night time and not necessarily as a farewell.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by dayleke: 11:16am On May 16, 2020
That is why I love my Yoruba language.
Good evening is "E Ku irole o " .

8pm greeting na "E kaale o ".

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Liposure: 11:17am On May 16, 2020
5pm-8pm is early in d Evening. 10pm-12pm is late in d evening.

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Bjteensdes24: 11:21am On May 16, 2020
Masonkaycares:
@op evening starts from 6pm so you definitely know when afternoon ends
Maybe to you but I think it starts by 5pm
Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Bjteensdes24: 11:24am On May 16, 2020
hardewaih:
Good evening is used from 5-6pm to 11:59 pm.. Because saying good night indirectly means 'good bye'.. Imagine you want to discus something with someone at 9pm but you start with good night the other person may get confused coz you're mostly expected to go after saying 'good night'
Yea..that's why 'good night' can't be used unnecessarily. The person will be flabbergasted seeing one greet him goodnight as a formal way of greeting

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Re: What's The Difference Between 'Good Evening' (5pm) And 'Good Evening' (8pm)? by Bjteensdes24: 11:25am On May 16, 2020
dayleke:
Some Caribbean countries say "Good night" as a greeting for night time and not necessarily as a farewell.
Wow...really? That will sound absurd to someone who isn't used to it

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