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cafloeWednesday 08th of September 2004 03:58:49 PM
how can Isay how are you in your language? - I want to say How are you in so many languages can tel me how I can say in your language
rbrumaWednesday 08th of September 2004 05:52:55 PM
"How are you" in Romanian - Romanian:

How are you? = Ce mai faci?
AqueditaWednesday 08th of September 2004 06:21:10 PM
in Polsih :) - it's: "Jak się Pan/Pani miewa?"<=formal and polite
"Jak leci?" or "Jak tam?"<=informal and coloquial
adrenalilyWednesday 08th of September 2004 07:23:22 PM
romanian - Let me tell you in romanian,so that everybody can pronounce.
Ce mai faci? ("che my fach")-sg.
Ce mai faceti?("che my fachetzi")-pl.$ polite
AnyaWednesday 08th of September 2004 09:09:40 PM
In Russian: - Informal:
Kak dela? (kak-de-lah?) (literally: how are things?)

Formal:
Kak vi pozhivayete? (kak-V po-ji-vae-te) (how are you living?)

or also formal:

kak u vas dela? (kak oo VAs dela)

AnyaWednesday 08th of September 2004 09:19:57 PM
In Nepali: - Polite:
tapāĩ sancai hunuhuncha? (Ta-pai san-chi hun-nun-cha?)

or:
Tapaain laai kasto chha? (Ta-paa-een la-oy kasto cha?)

I'm just learning it, so that's my best approximation.
Have fun learning these phrases!


AnyaWednesday 08th of September 2004 09:22:58 PM
In Spanish - Maryam will do this better than I, but in Spanish:

Informal:
Como ests? (ko-mo es-tAs) How are you?

Polite:
Como est Usted? (ko-mo es-tA Usted)How are you (formal)?

"Thanks, Kayguarnay, I would add here: Cmo estis? (masculine and feminine plural, informal)

and

Cmo estn Ustedes? (masculine and feminine plural, formal)"

Thanks.
Maryam
phoenix07Wednesday 08th of September 2004 11:22:56 PM
- persian "how are you?"
chetoory? ... khoobi? (more used)... hale shoma? pron= "holeh shomo" (formal) ;)
BarbiecorThursday 09th of September 2004 04:35:25 AM
how are you - Chinese.... Na ho ma
PepperlandFriday 10th of September 2004 10:08:28 PM
How are you??Vodafone... - In irish:Conas ata tu??
in german:Wie geht es dir?
in spanish:Como estas?
in english:alright mate?
in french:Comment a va?
in polish:Jak sie masz?
in italian:come stai?
in my house:we dont ask
MaryamSaturday 11th of September 2004 09:01:51 PM
In Haitian Creole - Kijan ou ye?
(kee jann oo yE?)
or
Kouman ou ye?
(koomann oo yE?)
MaryamSaturday 11th of September 2004 09:06:06 PM
In Catalan - Cm ests? kom astAss (singular informal)
Cm est vost? Kom astA voostE (sing. formal)
Cm estu? Kom astEoo (plural informal)
Cm estn vosts? Kom astAn voostE s (plural formal)
diarmuidhTuesday 14th of September 2004 08:07:02 PM
- In Irish it is

Cons t t? kun-es a-taw tu literally 'how are you?'

In Donegal Irish -Goid mar t t? gui-djay mar ataw tu literally how are you?

Cn chaoi a bhfuil t? kane cui a will tu? literally how's the form?

In Scots Gaelic it is similar to Donegal Irish ..Ciamar a tha tu?
saffron_factorWednesday 15th of September 2004 10:02:23 AM
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In Hindi:
Formal:Aap kaise hain?
Informal:Tum kaise ho?

In Telugu:
Informal:Nuvvu etla unnaa?
Formal:Meeru etla unnaaru?

In Tamil?
Informal:Nee eppidi irke?
Formal:Neenge eppidi irikinge?

In Kannada:
Informal:neenu hege idhiyaa?
Formal:Neevu hege idhiraa?

[quote]Originally posted by cafloe


I want to say How are you in so many languages can tel me how I can say in your language[/quote]
Baloch_sisMonday 20th of September 2004 06:47:33 PM
Translation In Baluchi and Urdu -
[quote] I want to say How are you in so many languages can tel me how I can say in your language[/quote]



In Baluchi Language

(Common in West Baluchistan)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Singular Formal: ta'o chitorey?
Plural Formal: Shuma chitorey?

Informal: Chitorey?

(Common in East Baluchistan)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Singular Formal: Choney Ta'o?
Plural Formal: Choney Shuma?

Informal: choney?


In Urdu:
~~~~~~
Formal: Aap kaise hain?
Informal: Tum kaise ho?
thu kaisa hai?

BrancoMonday 20th of September 2004 10:23:21 PM
- in Dutch: hoe gaat het?
or hoe gaat ie?

in Zulu: ninjani

in Portuguese: como est?
battakappuFriday 24th of September 2004 10:22:05 PM
- In Finnish:
Mit kuuluu?

In Swedish:
Hur mr du?
HisGirlFridaySunday 26th of September 2004 10:14:42 AM
- In Norwegian:

Hvordan har du det? ( how do you have it?)

or

Hvordan str det til.
HayleyMonday 27th of September 2004 11:30:07 AM
- In Anfrikaans: Hoe Gaan Dit?
In Spanish: Qu tal? (more casual)
In Finnish: Kuinka voit?
PepperlandTuesday 28th of September 2004 01:51:30 AM
How are you??Vodafone... - What about "I am fine ,thank you"?
In spanish:Estoy bien,gracias,tirandillo...
in german:Es geht mir gut,danke
in french:a va,merci
in irish english:not too bad,not too bad at all...
HisGirlFridayTuesday 28th of September 2004 07:19:15 AM
- In Norwegian:

Jeg er fint, takk! ( eller...Mange Takk, Tusen takk...however thankful you really are!)
ConsernTuesday 28th of September 2004 03:23:38 PM
In Lithuanian - Simple as = Kaip sekasi? (How goes (someone you know well))
bennylinThursday 30th of September 2004 10:37:58 AM
- i'm sorry, but i can hardly read most of the posts in this thread without listening to the original word.

but i bet you can pronounce Indonesian correctly, since there are no special words.

Indonesian:
How are you? - Apa kabar? (rolled r like in Spanish)

for they who are in doubt, read: Ah-pa kah-barr (in normal English)

and little correction for Chinese from a poster at page 1

Chinese:
How are you? - Ni hao ma?
fleur_flowerFriday 01st of October 2004 06:20:58 AM
- dutch
- Hoe gaat het met U? (formal)
- Hoe gaat het met jou? (informal)
- Hoe is het? (informal)
- alles goed? (is everything ok?)

Indonesian
- Apa kabar?
- bagaimana kabarnya?

and you can answer them with :

Dutch
- goed (good)
- niet slecht (not bad)
- slecht (bad)

Indonesian
- baik (good)
- lumayan (not bad)
- buruk (bad)
ashlee86Saturday 02nd of October 2004 04:36:33 AM
- in albanian: how are you= se jeni?
tamburasaSaturday 02nd of October 2004 08:37:44 AM
- In Croatian...
How are you? = Kako si?
TwizzlaSunday 03rd of October 2004 03:58:56 PM
- NZ English: howsit going mate? :)

Danish/Dansk: Hvordan har du det (same as the Norweigian I believe)
MaryamTuesday 05th of October 2004 01:10:24 AM
And also... - In colloquial Spanish:
Qu hay?
zarkannTuesday 05th of October 2004 09:29:20 PM
In Japanese - are you well ? = Ogenki desu ka (talking about the health)
i'm well, thanks = genki desu, okagesamade (talking about the health)

Some people use 'ikaga desu ka' that literally mean

ikaga = how
desu ka = are ?

but japanese often leaving out 'you' when they speak.

and they reply "genki desu"

:)
HisGirlFridayTuesday 05th of October 2004 09:32:31 PM
- [quote]Originally posted by Twizzla


NZ English: howsit going mate? :)

Danish/Dansk: Hvordan har du det (same as the Norweigian I believe)[/quote]

Yes, it is the same in Norwegian. They're just very common to eachother.
appleFriday 08th of October 2004 10:06:51 PM
reply - Chinese_mandarin=ni hao ma?
Chinese_Cantonese=nei hou ma?
Malaysian Bahasa=Apa khabar?
Turkish=nasılsın?(informal)Nasılsınız?(formal)
shayeSaturday 09th of October 2004 09:47:42 AM
Maori -New Zealand - how are you? kei te pehea koe?
are you good? kei te pai koe?
MinaSaturday 09th of October 2004 11:55:59 PM
- [quote]Originally posted by zarkann


are you well ? = Ogenki desu ka (talking about the health)
i'm well, thanks = genki desu, okagesamade (talking about the health)

Some people use 'ikaga desu ka' that literally mean

ikaga = how
desu ka = are ?

but japanese often leaving out 'you' when they speak.

and they reply "genki desu"

:)[/quote]

Yes zarkann,
You are quite right ! I will give you " 100 ten manten " :)

I will have to add this, but
thank you = arigatou
thanks to you = okagesamade

mohamed_am83Tuesday 12th of October 2004 03:25:51 AM
Ezzayak - There are many Phrases in Arabic for (how are you) :
kaifak ? ( m.)
kaifik ? ( f.)
kayfa halok ?
in Egyptian dialect :
ezzayak ?
'amel eh ?

regards
MajikaTuesday 12th of October 2004 09:27:45 PM
Bulgarian - How are you? = Kak si
zarkannWednesday 13th of October 2004 08:46:03 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Mina


[quote]Originally posted by zarkann


are you well ? = Ogenki desu ka (talking about the health)
i'm well, thanks = genki desu, okagesamade (talking about the health)

Some people use 'ikaga desu ka' that literally mean

ikaga = how
desu ka = are ?

but japanese often leaving out 'you' when they speak.

and they reply "genki desu"

:)[/quote]

Yes zarkann,
You are quite right ! I will give you " 100 ten manten " :)

I will have to add this, but
thank you = arigatou
thanks to you = okagesamade
[/quote]

Domoo arigatou gozaimasu Mina :)


kifliWednesday 13th of October 2004 05:22:12 PM
In Hungarian - How are you? - Hogy vagy? (gy like "d" pronunced in word duke)
I'm fine, thanks - Ksznm jl!
( pronunciation:
like "u" in word: turn
sz like "s" in word: bus
like "o" in word: joke)

FrejaThursday 14th of October 2004 11:03:19 PM
- Hvordan har du det? (How have you it?)

Hvordan gr det? (How goes it?)

Hvordan str det til? (How stands it to?) Hmm, does that actually mean something in English? Haha.


Clicked Quote, got Edit by mistake - Peter
Peter fra LAFriday 15th of October 2004 03:20:48 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Freja

Hvordan str det til? (How stands it to?) Hmm, does that actually mean something in English? Haha.

[/quote]

Used in English when talking about relationships:

ex.) Business

How do things stand in our negotiation with (other company) ?

ex.) Personal

How do things stand between us? (male<->female questioning/defining of their relationship with each other)

FrejaFriday 15th of October 2004 03:55:55 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Freja


Hvordan har du det? (How have you it?)

Hvordan gr det? (How goes it?)

Hvordan str det til? (How stands it to?) Hmm, does that actually mean something in English? Haha.


Clicked Quote, got Edit by mistake - Peter[/quote]

Well, you couldn't help it, hehe ;) Nothing is really changed.
adrianskiSaturday 16th of October 2004 01:59:02 AM
re -
Bulgarian:
how are you = kak sy (the correct spelling is: как си)
chinita96Sunday 17th of October 2004 02:25:49 AM
Irish Gaelic - How are you (in different dialects):

Conas at t?
Cn chaoi a bfhuil t?
Cad mar at t?

AchesTuesday 19th of October 2004 05:47:14 PM
How are you in Finnish - There are very mnay ways to say "How are you?" in Finnish. Here's a few ways:

Mit sinulle kuuluu? (This is probably the most formal)
Mit kuuluu?
Kuinka sin voit?
Kuinka voit?

The following are used in the spoken language:
Mits sin?
Mits sulle kuuluu?

Aches
alequin0923Monday 25th of October 2004 05:33:40 PM
In Filipino/Tagalog - How are you? - Kumusta ka na? (Tagalog informal) Kumusta na po kayo/sila? (Tagalog polite)

I am fine. Thank you - Mabuti naman. Salamat (Tagalog informal) Mabuti naman po. Salamat (Tagalog formal)

SigurRosTuesday 26th of October 2004 07:34:05 AM
-
Icelandic:

hvernig gengur

pronounced *"quenig gengur"*
lettyFriday 29th of October 2004 04:53:09 AM
IN FRENCH - -comment ca va?
-EN FORME?
-ca gaz?
-ca boom?

uiluxFriday 05th of November 2004 09:48:56 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Barbiecor


Chinese.... Na ho ma[/quote]
Sorry to tell you that you've made a mistake.
It should be "ni hao ma"
noblemanSaturday 06th of November 2004 06:12:13 AM
- In Baluchi depends upon location
the Iranian side mostly say " Chetorey "
Where as the Pakistani side say " Chonay "
Leto_AtreidesTuesday 09th of November 2004 04:12:29 AM
- Dutch: Hoe gaat het ermee
German: wie geht es dir
FrejaTuesday 16th of November 2004 03:19:33 AM
Greenlandic - qanoq ippit?

qanorippit?

Well, I don't speak Greenlandic fluently, lol, but that's my guess :)
dornnaphaTuesday 16th of November 2004 01:00:45 PM
in Thai - how are you= Sa bai dee mai Kha(F)/Krub(M)?
pretoriousFriday 19th of November 2004 02:47:37 PM
In Marathi (india) - how are you - tumi kase ahaat..
RANISunday 21st of November 2004 02:55:08 PM
how are u - in arabic keef halek
magyar chunsaMonday 22nd of November 2004 01:16:55 AM
- swahili - habari gani? (sounds the way it looks)

korean - 안녕하세요 (an-nyung ha-se-yo)
안녕하십니까 (an-nyung-ha-shim-ni-ka) [more formal]

and to add to the hungarian posted earlier (hogy vagy? - informal) here's the more formal one: hogy van?
also a note on the "gy" pronunciation. kifli said it's like the "d" in "duke" by which i think she means the british version. americans pronounce duke as "dook" not "dyook". just making sure no one's trying to say "hod vad" instead of "hogy vagy" :)
tinkerbThursday 25th of November 2004 10:36:32 AM
- Malagasy:

Fahasalamana? (How are you?)

Tsara (good)

Quichua (Ecuador)

Imashina kanki? (How are you?) or Kawsankirakchu? (Are you still living?)

Allimi yupaichani (Good thank you) or Ari, kawsanirakmi (Yes, I am still living)

Yucatec Mayan:

Bix a beel? (How are you=How is your road)

Ma'alob (good)

Hope that helps!
~tinkerb
ZombaThursday 25th of November 2004 04:16:14 PM
- SWAHILI


hujambo = how are you (sg)
sijambo = (I am) fine

hamjambo = how are you'all
hatujambo = (we are) fine

hawajambo = how are they
hawajambo = (they are) fine

habari gani = how are you/you'all

ninovaSunday 28th of November 2004 06:46:57 PM
HOW ARE YOU IN BULGARIAN - HOW ARE YOU = KAK SI
Nina SimoneWednesday 01st of December 2004 09:19:31 AM
In Jamaican - Whappen, yuh awrite
(What happen, are you alright)
derAuslnderSaturday 04th of December 2004 06:04:06 AM
- german
wie geht es ihnen(formal)
wie gehts(informal)
or
was geht ab(informal)

english, southern california-hip hop vernacular
what up dogg
what up gangsta
what da dillio(outdated)
what up mang
what up brizzle
RawkstahSunday 12th of December 2004 04:04:46 PM
- i didn't see italian maybe i missed it
Come stai?
Come sta? (polite)

to add to the previous post for english slang
"what it is"
bayTuesday 14th of December 2004 02:51:22 PM
latvian - kā tev iet? (informal)
kā tev klājas? (informal idiomatic)
kā jums iet? (formal or plural)
kā jums klājas? (formal or plural idiomatic)

i've only really heard my family use "kā tev iet" or "kā jums iet?", i picked up the idiomatics off (http://www.codefusion.com/latvian/greetings/greetings.html).
keaWednesday 22nd of December 2004 12:24:41 AM
In Estonian - Kuidas lheb?
edleineSunday 26th of December 2004 01:55:40 AM
In Tagalog - How are you?

-Kumusta ka?
-Kumusta po kayo? - pollite





__________________________________
Life is to be fortified by many friendships.
To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
totoSunday 26th of December 2004 09:57:23 AM
How are you? - How are you?


In Spanish== Como estas or como esta.
In Italian== Como e lei
In German=== Wie geht es dir oder wie geht bist du

ryakThursday 13th of January 2005 06:35:53 AM
Estonian - Kuidas ksi kib?
ZoqaeskiThursday 13th of January 2005 08:49:02 AM
Y Qelvieču - How are you? = Kai ke tů?
I'm orright = Es ke hůvu/fynu/haru/ora
(literally: I am good/fine/happy/well)
- an informal reply is : Es čamo (I ok)

Cheers,
Robbie aka Zoqaeski
LyddiSaturday 15th of January 2005 02:07:57 AM
Serbian -

formal
How are you? - Како сте?
Fine, thank you. And you? Добро, хвала. А Ви?

informal
How are you? - Како си?
Fine, thank you. And you? Добро, хвала. А ти?



~*Jasmine_333*~Thursday 27th of January 2005 12:36:30 PM
- In Indonesian~ Apa Kabar.
MarjaThursday 10th of March 2005 03:49:10 AM
Faroese - Hvussu hevur t ta?
kissthesunMonday 14th of March 2005 10:10:35 AM
In Greek -

Tee kaneis
or
Pose eiste
ZackSaturday 16th of April 2005 11:30:09 AM
italiano-corretto - "Come va" or "Come stai"
jvz8aThursday 12th of May 2005 12:23:25 PM
In Esperanto - Kiel vi fartas?
Bone / Mi fartas bone. Kaj vi?