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Spanish translation: ¿Cómo estás? / ¿Cómo está?

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English term or phrase:How are you?
Spanish translation:¿Cómo estás? / ¿Cómo está?
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich
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05:21 Jan 14, 2002
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: how are you?
how are you
Robert Watson
¿Cómo estás? / ¿Cómo está?
Explanation:
The first one is informal (for example, for peers), the second more formal (for example, for people older than you).

HTH
Andrea

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Note added at 2002-01-14 05:51:27 (GMT)
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My colleague Robert Ingledew is right, I forgot to give you the plural form: \"¿Cómo están?\"
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Andrea Bullrich
Local time: 23:49
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Summary of answers provided
5 +17¿Cómo estás? / ¿Cómo está?
Andrea Bullrich
1 +4¿Qué tal? / ¿Cómo estás / estáis? ¿Cómo va eso / todo?Pau Ferré


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +17
¿Cómo estás? / ¿Cómo está?


Explanation:
The first one is informal (for example, for peers), the second more formal (for example, for people older than you).

HTH
Andrea

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Note added at 2002-01-14 05:51:27 (GMT)
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My colleague Robert Ingledew is right, I forgot to give you the plural form: \"¿Cómo están?\"


    own experience
Andrea Bullrich
Local time: 23:49
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1650
Grading comment
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Felipe Castillo Ruiz: it seems you ahve experienced all the vocabulary!
11 mins
  -> "old age and experience hand in hand lead her to death..." :-)))

agree  Robert INGLEDEW: Te faltaría el plural: cómo están (menos mal que no pusiste own experience en la de sexo seguro...)
22 mins
  -> Ay, Robert, Robert... (gracias por agregar lo del plural, lo agrego ahora)

agree  Fernando Muela
26 mins

agree  Patricia Myers
1 hr

agree  pzulaica
2 hrs

agree  VERTERE
2 hrs

agree  Hazel Whiteley: In Spain, the plural of "cómo estás?" es "cómo estAis?"
2 hrs

agree  Bernardo Ortiz: cómo están.Como estás.Cómo estais
2 hrs

agree  xxxmgonzalez
4 hrs

agree  athena22
4 hrs

agree  Ariadna Castillo González
4 hrs

agree  Lusobras
4 hrs
  -> tks everybody

agree  Juan Pablo Solvez Beneyto
8 hrs

agree  Aurora Humarán: Y ¿cómo andamio? o es too colloquial?!?!?!
8 hrs
  -> :-)))

agree  kairosz (Mary Guerrero): Aurorah:Debe usarse eso en otro país. En México,no. Saludos.
9 hrs
  -> Mary, es un guiño de Aurora de porteña a porteña, en la Argentina tampoco se usa más que muy en broma (por eso lo de "too colloquial"). Gracias, un beso :-)))

agree  Leliadoura: :-)
16 hrs
  -> ya busy? :-)))

agree  Carlos Moreno
19 hrs
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +4
¿Qué tal? / ¿Cómo estás / estáis? ¿Cómo va eso / todo?


Explanation:
La primera fórmula: ¿Qué tal? es de un nivel medio y sirve para singular y plural. Se usa mucho en España. la segunda fórmula sería para el sujeto en singular o en plural, más formal.

La tercera solución también sería informal, pero muy usual.


Pau Ferré
Spain
Local time: 03:49

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ariadna Castillo González
31 mins

agree  xxxlefki
1 hr

agree  Leliadoura
12 hrs

agree  Gabriela Hussong
14 hrs
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