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hoe gaat het met you?

English translation: How are you?/What's up?

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21:40 Sep 1, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: hoe gaat het met you?
came from a letter i received.
jen mccann
English translation:How are you?/What's up?
Explanation:
Hi there,
depending on how close you are, and how formal or informal you speak this could be your translations:

how are you? - a bit formal, if you only get to know each other
how's things going/ what's up? - the cool way between very close friends

Make your pick!
Selected response from:

Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 03:32
Grading comment
Thanks. Very helpful. Thankyou for that. I'll know who to ask next time,

Jen
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naHow are you?/What's up?
Astrid Geeraerts
naHow are you?/ How's life?/How's it going?
Martijn Naarding
naHow do you do?xxxDoelman
naHow are you (doing) ?carlov


  

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18 mins
How are you (doing) ?


Explanation:
Being Dutch I know what it means ;-)

carlov
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1 hr
How do you do?


Explanation:
Dutch text is a less formal equivalent of:
Hoe maakt u het?




xxxDoelman
Netherlands
Local time: 03:32
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 12
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9 hrs
How are you?/ How's life?/How's it going?


Explanation:
First anwer given is more than acceptable, however, second is absolutely not. How do you do is way too formal. This is without any doubt a letter between friends or at least two people that know each other.
I am a Dutch native teaching English in Spain.

Martijn Naarding

Martijn Naarding
Spain
Local time: 03:32
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 45
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2 days 9 hrs
How are you?/What's up?


Explanation:
Hi there,
depending on how close you are, and how formal or informal you speak this could be your translations:

how are you? - a bit formal, if you only get to know each other
how's things going/ what's up? - the cool way between very close friends

Make your pick!

Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 03:32
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 38
Grading comment
Thanks. Very helpful. Thankyou for that. I'll know who to ask next time,

Jen
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