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Polina Здравствуйте! Hello!
John Здравствуйте! Hello!
Polina Как тебя зовут? What's your name? (informal)
John Меня зовут Джон. My name is John.
Polina Привет, Джон Hi John
Меня зовут Полина. My name is Polina.
John Очень приятно. Very pleased (to meet you).
Polina Очень приятно. Very pleased (to meet you).

Grammar Notes

Здравствуйте!, which literally means [Be in good health!], is the greeting for use in formal situations or with strangers and people you are meeting for the first time.

Привет is the greeting used between friends.

Как тебя зовут? is used to ask someone's name. A close literal translation of this phrase would be [How are you called?]