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"おばあさんはおげんきですか?"

Translation:How is your grandmother?

June 25, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zass30

"Are you well, grandma?" Is not accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatarinaRaposo

I have the same question


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VishakhaS

In Japan it is impolite to address someone as you. So you will rarely hear anyone saying "anata" or its variants while talking to them.

They are usually addressed in 3rd person. And as Julian Beasley said, it is a very well accepted way of asking one's grandmother, or any old lady, " how are you?" Or "Are you fine?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaviFontal

お祖母さんは元気ですか?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsolaCiao

おばあさん is usually written in kana alone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SetsuAnaguma

This is actuallt better stated, "Is your grandmother well?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V2Blast

That's a more literal translation, but in English we almost never ask, "Are you well?". Instead, we ask, "How are you?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OgataiKhan

How do you know when to pronounce 祖母 as "baa" and when to use "sobo"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsolaCiao

"Sobo" when it's by itself and "baa" as part of "obaasan" (the latter is an irregular reading).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xestrix

"Is Grandma doing well?" wasn't accepted.

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