"Hello, how are you?"
Translation:Hola, ¿qué tal estás?
I love the fact that DL also accepts: Hola, que tal? with an accent on the 'e' of que (sorry I don't know how to put the accents or the upside down question mark in using my english keyboard!!) This is how my friends in Spain say it most of the time :-)
If you hold the key down say on a kindle keyboard, alternative letters and accents appear.
Julie Wixted: Change your keyboard layout to an international one. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/258824/how-to-change-your-keyboard-layout
I thought the upside down question marks went at the front of the sentence, not part way through?
they generally go around the clause or phrase that contains the question. If you put it at the beginning, it would be like saying: hello? how are you?
Is "como estas" not the correct translation for Spanish? That's what 2 years of high school spanish taught me a few years ago
I'm so confused. It said como esta is wrong. Isn't that correct for the formal (sg) 'you'? It also rejected Buenos dias. Is that not correct as well? (accents omitted)
Technically Buenos dias would be wrong because although that is a form of greeting, it does not acually mean hello. As far as using esta for usted, you have to actually specify 'como esta usted' otherwise it is assumed you are using the informal tu which would be 'como estas.' And I'm sorry for all the missing accents.
It JUST told me that "how are you" is "cómo es", and now it's not accepted? So infuriating!
You need to use estar in this case. I could be wrong, but "¿cómo es?" is more like "how are you existing?"
Estan can refer to "you all", or Ustedes. When you're addressing a group of people you usually don't say, "how are you all" - you say, "How are you?" or you guys etc. Basically, Ustedes is a form of you, "Cómo están" works as well. It would be different if the question specified who "you" was referring to (i.e., you singular, you formal, you plural, etc.).
The following should also be considered: Hola, ¿cómo te va? or, Hola, ¿cómo va Usted?
One of the choices was "Hola, ¿¿qué tal? tú?", do double questions begin with double inverted question marks? triple questions with triple inverted question marks and so on?