Learning German – How Are You?

So you have mastered the basic ‘hello, my name is….’ part of German.

Now it’s only polite to ask how they are doing.  😀

Wie geht es dir? (Vee get es dear)


Wie geht es Ihnen? (Vee get es eenen)

Wie is ‘how.’

The word ‘geht’ comes the word ‘gehen’ which means to go.  So literally the phrase translates to ‘how goes it with you?”


how goes it with you?

‘It goes good for me’ would be the transliterated response: mir geht es gut 😀

Man, I love this language.  It all goes good! Too fun!

This goes into a quick lesson into the ‘who, what, where, why, when, and how’ in German…..they are the following:

who – wer

what – was

where – wo

why – warum

when – wann

and how – wie

You see, in German it is actually the five ‘w’ and not 4 ‘w’ and a random ‘h’ in English.  I get who and where mixed up in German.   As you can see they are pretty similar in English.

These will hopefully be useful in future German lessons……

One thought on “Learning German – How Are You?

Let Me Know Your Thoughts....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.