- 1 How are you in German slang?
- 2 How do you answer Wie geht es dir?
- 3 How do you greet someone in German?
- 4 How do you respond to geht?
- 5 Are you OK in German?
- 6 What is Wie Gehts?
- 7 How do you respond to Alles gut?
- 8 What is a German woman called?
- 9 What is considered rude in Germany?
- 10 How do you respond to Guten Morgen?
- 11 Why do Germans say nah?
- 12 What means Digga?
- 13 Who says Moin Moin?
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?
How to Respond to “Wie geht’s” You can respond to “Wie geht’s” with just a few words or you can tell your conversation partner all about your day. It is common and even expected to follow up any answer with “ und dir/Ihnen? ” (what about you?) or with “und selbst?” (and yourself?).
How do you greet someone 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.)
How do you respond to geht?
Was geht ab You could either answer “ Nicht viel. Was geht bei dir? ” (“Not much – you?”), “Einiges! Was geht bei dir?” (“Quite a lot – you?”) or you could simply say “Hey!”. Note that this expression is very informal and should only be used among young people.
Are you OK in German?
“UOK: Are you okay?” in German UOK: Are you okay? Geht’s dir gut?
What is Wie Gehts?
: how goes it?: how is it going? — used as a greeting.
How do you respond to Alles gut?
. 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 woman called?
Fräulein is the diminutive form of Frau, which was previously reserved only for married women. Also, in East Germany, Fräulein continued in common usage until 1990. Nowadays, style guides and dictionaries recommend that all women be addressed as Frau regardless of marital status, particularly in formal situations.
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.
How do you respond to Guten Morgen?
Very often people just reply with the same thing that has been said to them. Guten Morgen, Franz! – Guten Morgen, Helmut! Good morning, Franz!
Why do Germans say nah?
“Na?” might be the shortest way of asking about someone’s well being in any language. It is a way to say both “hello” and “how are you doing?” in one. Many confused foreigners have found themselves under the expectant gaze of a German speaker after this well-meaning monosyllabic greeting.
What means Digga?
This popular slang salutation has its origins in one German film. What does it mean? Digga is simply word you use when addressing a friend, like “mate”, “dude” or “bro”.
Who says Moin Moin?
It is an expression common to the Niedersachsen, used in Hamburg and in other areas of north of Germany. The term “moin” derives from “moien”, which means “good”. The word is present also in Luxembourg, where they would say “Moïen” to salute you.