AEE 66: How NOT to Respond to an American Greeting in English

how NOT to respond to American English greetingsHow should you answer the question “How are you?”

Today you will find out how to answer this American greeting in English.

Americans usually don’t expect an in-depth response or answer when we ask “how are you?”

Of course, if you are close to the person, if the person is your best friend, then they might want to know those details, but if you are greeting someone quickly and casually, don’t share private details or too much information.

 

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Some people think this is fake, but it’s not fake because it’s just a greeting.

Americans value their time and their privacy. They don’t expect to spend the time hearing about everything that’s happening in someone’s life when you just say “hello, how are you?”

Listen to today’s episode to get more information about how to communicate with American people.

Now try this article: Update Your English- Greetings in English

 

Credits:

The ‘How Are You?’ Culture Clash by Alina Simone, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/20/opinion/the-how-are-you-culture-clash.html?_r=0

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