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Spanish translation: ¿Qué tal?

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04:58 Aug 23, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: how are you today
how are you today
jose
Spanish translation:¿Qué tal?
Explanation:
Several possibilities depending on context and familiarity with the person we are addressing:

I would translate "today" only if the context suggest that the condition of the person may have evolved:

¿Cómo se encuentra hoy? (formal - a nurse to a patient)

¿Qué tal estas hoy? (familiar - someone to a friend that was not feeling well yesterday)

Other than that, the word "today" suggests a certain degree of familiarity, so I would use:

¿Qué tal? (informal/formal polite formula in passing or when introduced to someone - we don't really want to know)

¿Qué tal estas? (informal) or ¿Que tal está? (formal) a little bit more keen in getting an answer

¿Cómo está Ud? (polite formula after being formally introduced to someone)

Selected response from:

Imanol Martinez
Local time: 18:27
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Summary of answers provided
na +4¿Qué tal?
Imanol Martinez
na¿Como estás hoy?Atacama
nacomo estas (hoy)Serge L
naComo estas hoy?Paul Stevens
na -1How are you today?
Dito


  

Answers


6 mins peer agreement (net): -1
How are you today?


Explanation:
Simplemente...
Luis

Dito
Local time: 17:27
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 94

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Serge L: he was looking for the Spanish translation
2 mins
  -> I must be dreaming!
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11 mins
Como estas hoy?


Explanation:
Unfortunately, I am unable to insert accents in the answer box, so you will need to put an "/" accent over the first "o" in "como" and over the "a" in "estas". Also the phrase should start with an inverted question mark.

This is the way to address a friend or relation; otherwise, the formal greeting would be "Como esta usted hoy?", with accents in same places and also the inverted question mark as above.

Alternatively "Que tal hoy?" with accent on "e" of "que" and the inverted question mark as above.




Paul Stevens
Local time: 17:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 31
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13 mins
como estas (hoy)


Explanation:
none

Serge L
Local time: 18:27
PRO pts in pair: 155
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32 mins
¿Como estás hoy?


Explanation:
With the accent

Atacama
Australia
Local time: 01:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 75
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +4
¿Qué tal?


Explanation:
Several possibilities depending on context and familiarity with the person we are addressing:

I would translate "today" only if the context suggest that the condition of the person may have evolved:

¿Cómo se encuentra hoy? (formal - a nurse to a patient)

¿Qué tal estas hoy? (familiar - someone to a friend that was not feeling well yesterday)

Other than that, the word "today" suggests a certain degree of familiarity, so I would use:

¿Qué tal? (informal/formal polite formula in passing or when introduced to someone - we don't really want to know)

¿Qué tal estas? (informal) or ¿Que tal está? (formal) a little bit more keen in getting an answer

¿Cómo está Ud? (polite formula after being formally introduced to someone)



Imanol Martinez
Local time: 18:27
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 172
Grading comment
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ariadna Castillo González
4 mins

agree  xxxOso: ¡Excelente y completísima explicación! ¶:^)
2 hrs

agree  flaviofbg: La mejor :)
3 hrs

agree  xxxdimples
12 hrs
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