Re: "How are you", in different languages?
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 1, 2003, 11:46|
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
> > A more common Swedish
> expression for
> > the same might be _hallå, hur mås (det)?_ "hello, how is (it)
> I just like to point out that if someone on this list ever comes
> to Sweden and don't want to come out like a total geek or hillbilly
> (and here I'm refering to anyone not living in Stockholm), </SARCASM>
> you probably shouldn't use _hur mås det?_.
You say? Well, in the circles where I'm usually found it's pretty neutral, but
then the proportion of geeks among my friends is pretty high.
> The absolutely most common way to say "How are you?" is _Hur är det?_,
> which is pronounced /hu"rer@/ or /hu"r&r@/. Another common word is
> /lE:g@t/, which is pretty much 'Wzup?'.
At least here, _hur är det?_ is often expanded to _hur är det med dig då?_ or
_hur är det med [insert name] då?_. The later form is a pretty good as a
conversation-starter (at parties, say), because it makes it clear who you're
trying to speak to.