ASK A QUESTION ¿En inglés hay muchas maneras de decir "hola" correcta?
He oído que en Inglés hay muchas maneras de decir hola correcta? En español todo lo que tenemos es uno. Me pregunto si esto es verdad y Inglés es mejor que español? gracias gente¡¡¡¡¡
¿Hello, is there way to speak hello more then one? thank you.
How are you doing?
Of course you can say the following:
Good night is almost always = goodbye.
This user got a little over-enthusiastic last night and is no longer with us.
sí puedes decir: Hello Hi Hey Yo (cuando personas hablan en argot) Sup (es como "what is up" o que pasa)
It depends on how literal-minded you want to be. 'Hola!' is a greeting, pure and simple and the only real equivalents [that come to mind] in English are 'Hello!' and 'Hi!') It doesn't ask after ones health/news/changes. It doesn't, in fact ask for any additional information.
Of course, the common alternatives, "¿Qué tal?", "¿Cómo estás?", "¿Quebole?", "¿Qué honda?", etc. etc. are not real questions anymore than the English equivalents ("Howdy" [How do you do?], "What's up?", "What's new?", "How's it goin'?") which are real questions (grammatically) but in their use do not ask real questions. They are simply ways of recognizing/acknowledging the presence/non-stranger status of the other person.
Hola y bienvenido al foro!
Algunos saludos en inglés:
How are you?
Nice to meet you!
Pleasure to meet you!
En Texas y otros estados del sur "Howdy."
Wo'cha cock/mate! (I don't know if anyone still says that but they did when I was younger, living in Essex)
Around here it's quite common to hear:
(I'll try to spell them phonetically for Español! However ' is a glottal stop!)
Wo'chaptu? - what are you up to?
Oraít? - are you alright?
There is often no 'hello' 'good morning' etc said before these greetings.