- 1 How are you in German slang?
- 2 How do you answer Wie geht es dir?
- 3 How do you politely greet in German?
- 4 What is the reply to Danke Schoen?
- 5 Are you OK in German?
- 6 What is Wie Gehts short for?
- 7 How do you respond to Alles gut?
- 8 What is a German lady called?
- 9 What is considered rude in Germany?
- 10 Why do Germans say bitte?
- 11 What is the difference between Danke and Danke Schoen?
- 12 What is the meaning of Schon?
How are you in German slang?
The short version is: “Wie geht’s?” – the “wie” means – how. “Geht” comes from “gehen” which means to go or to walk and the “ ‘s ” comes from “es” which means it. To sum it up this means literally: how is it going. And the longer version is: ” Wie geht es dir?” The “dir” means to you.
How do you answer Wie geht es dir?
The following are acceptable answers to the question Wie geht es Ihnen? (How are you?): Danke, gut. (dân-ke, gooht.) (Thanks, I’m fine.) or Gut, danke.
How do you politely greet in German?
“Guten Tag” (Good day) or “Hallo” (Hello) are the most common verbal greetings used in Germany. In the South, some people may say “Grüß Gott” (literally translating as ‘Greet God’). In formal situations, one should address another person with their title and last name, “Herr” (Mr.) for men and “Frau” (Mrs.)
What is the reply to Danke Schoen?
When someone says danke, the standard response is bitte. This normally means ‘please’, but within the context of responding to a ‘thank you’, it means ‘you’re welcome’. If instead they say danke schön, then you should reply by saying bitte schön.
Are you OK in German?
“UOK: Are you okay?” in German UOK: Are you okay? Geht’s dir gut?
What is Wie Gehts short for?
: how goes it?: how is it going? — used as a greeting.
How do you respond to Alles gut?
or ‘What’s happening?’. Remember, this is an informal greeting used between friends. A good way to respond do this would be ‘Alles gut’ ( it’s all good, everything is fine ), ‘Nicht viel’ (not much) or ‘So einiges / Einiges’ (quite a lot).
What is a German lady called?
Fräulein is the diminutive form of Frau, which was previously reserved only for married women. Frau is in origin the equivalent of “My lady” or “Madam”, a form of address of a noblewoman. Also, in East Germany, Fräulein continued in common usage until 1990.
What is considered rude in Germany?
Germans are extremely punctual and well-mannered. Showing up late, losing your cool, or raising your voice are all considered rude and thoughtless. If you step out of line, don’t be surprised or offended if someone corrects your behavior, as this is very common in the German culture.
Why do Germans say bitte?
When Germans use bitte to mean “go ahead,” they’re often approving an action. It’s a bit like asking, “May I?” in English and then replying, “Please do.”
What is the difference between Danke and Danke Schoen?
You can think of danke as being more like “thanks / thank you” and danke schön as more like ” thank you very much ” in English, while vielen Dank is closer to the English “many thanks” (although it can be translated as a more formal “thank you very much” as well).
What is the meaning of Schon?
Schön is a German surname, which means handsome or beautiful, from the Middle High German schoene, meaning “beautiful”, “friendly”, “nice”. Schon means “already” and “yet”. Alternative spellings include Schon and Schoen.