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"Good morning. How are you?" is a phrase which is often translated as "Buenos días. ¿Cómo estás?", and "hi" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "Good morning. How are you?" and "hi" below.
Good morning. How are you?(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. Buenos días. ¿Cómo estás?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Good morning. How are you? - Oh, I'm all right. How about yourself?Buenos días. ¿Cómo estás? - Ah, más o menos. ¿Y tú?
b. Buenos días. ¿Cómo está?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Good morning. How are you? - Not so good, doctor. I've been having these constant headaches.Buenos días. ¿Cómo está? - No muy bien, doctor. He tenido dolores de cabeza constantes.
c. Buenos días. ¿Cómo están? (plural)
Good morning. How are you? - Fine, thank you Mrs. Clarke.Buenos días. ¿Cómo están? - Bien, gracias Sra. Clarke.
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(greeting)
a. hola
Hi! Long time no see!¡Hola! ¡Hacía mucho que no nos veíamos!
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