How are you: How do you say them in your country?

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@tryxiness (4548)
Philippines
November 25, 2007 6:29am CST
I know mylot is global. I am just wondering how you guys say hello or how are you in your country. In my case, we say "Kumusta ka?" for How are you. Well, in Spanish (fyi, Spain was one of the countries that invaded us, thus, the influence of Spanish in some of our language), it is "Como es ta?" for How are you and "Hola" for Hello. So how do you say them in your language?
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6 responses
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
in our dialect which is chavacano, we say "Quetal man tu?" or "Quetal ustedez?"
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
Hi bong "quetal man tu?" Wow, chavacao seems to be so spanish, esp. the ustedez. I envy you, I mean, perhaps you won't struggle much with spanish. :P
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Buenas diaz Tryx... Tiene quidaw (Gud day Tryx... Take care)
25 Nov 07
In my country it is, HI, HOW ARE YA, HEY, lol
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Oh my! That's so complicated. LOL. :) Thank you for sharing. How do you say thank you in your language, here in my country it's SALAMAT. :)
27 Nov 07
thank you :)
@cuterose (1698)
• India
29 Nov 07
HI I am from India. In India there are several languages. In North India people speak Hindi,Gujrati,Bengali,Tulu,Sanskrit,Urdu etc etc. I am from South India. Here inSouth India we speak languages like tamil, telugu, malayalam, kannadam. I know Tamil and Telugu. So i will tell you the answers in these languages. In Tamil it is eppadi irukinga? for how are you. In Telugu it is yela unnaru? for how are you. aAnd in both languages it is halo only for hello.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
Halo cuterose. :) It is so nice to learn about these stuff. :)
• India
28 Nov 07
I am well, my country good,
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
That is nice to know. How do you say I am or I am doing great in your country? Here in the Philippines, we say "MABUTI NAMAN PO". :)
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
In Canada, we say, How are you? or Hello or How do you do? or Hi. It depends on whether it is formal or informal, whether we know them well or know them, but are a little shy. Hi and hello are informal between friends. How are you is for acquaintances, while How do you do is for first contacts, and businesses. I cannot speak French,
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
It's ok. I hope the discussion has helped you learn hi, hello and how are you in different languages. :)
25 Nov 07
I only speak three languages fluently, including English; in Italian, you can say 'ciao' for hello or 'salve' for hi. How are you is quite similar to Spanish and some other languages, it's 'come sta'; in Greek, hello is either 'yassou' or 'yassas', depending on whether you're speaking to one person, or an authority figure etc, and how are you is either 'ti-kanis' or 'bos buyas' - although this is Cypriot Greek, which varies a bit from mainland Greek.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Salve! You are such a linguist. How do you say thank you in your language?