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20:39 Aug 4, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: how are you today?
when you meet someone
beth
German translation:Wie geht es Ihnen? ...
Explanation:
Wie geht es Ihnen? (formal, sin.,plu.)

Wie geht es dir? (informal, singular)

Wie geht es euch? (informal, plural)

Meeting somebody for the first time, we don't use today/heute in German.

Only if we know how the person was yesterday or last week, HEUTE makes sense.

If that is the case,
just add heute to any of the above.
:o)
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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 03:13
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Wie geht es Ihnen? ...Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naNa, wie geht's dir heute
Vesna Zivcic
naWie geht es...
ChristinaT
naHallo , wie geht's?Carmela Prestia


  

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23 mins
Hallo , wie geht's?


Explanation:
eigentlich gebrauchen wir die englische Redewendung nicht in diesem Sinne.....wie How are you doing?als hallo............
denke das kommt dem am naechsten.

Carmela

Carmela Prestia
United States
Local time: 11:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 45
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3 hrs
Wie geht es...


Explanation:
Depending on who you are talking to, you could either say:

1. Hallo, wie geht es dir heute? -You can use this translation if you are talking to a close friend, relative or someone you know well/personally.

2. Guten Tag, wie geht es Ihnen heute?-You can use this translation if you are talking to someone you do not know that well, or when talking to someone of authority like your boss, doctor, etc.

We do not use "Wie geht's?" in written English. This is colloquial, and can be used in spoken English when talking to a buddy, for example.

Hope this helps a bit!
Ciao! :)


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ChristinaT
Local time: 18:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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3 hrs
Na, wie geht's dir heute


Explanation:
Singular - Wie geht's dir heute?
Plural - Wie geht es Ihnen heute?


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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 18:13
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 395
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6 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Wie geht es Ihnen? ...


Explanation:
Wie geht es Ihnen? (formal, sin.,plu.)

Wie geht es dir? (informal, singular)

Wie geht es euch? (informal, plural)

Meeting somebody for the first time, we don't use today/heute in German.

Only if we know how the person was yesterday or last week, HEUTE makes sense.

If that is the case,
just add heute to any of the above.
:o)

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 03:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 175
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Astrid Bidanec: HOWEVER,"heute" can be used whenever!!
4 hrs

agree  Veronica Prpic Uhing
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