I dunno about anyone else but I really hear "Größe" here. The Ü isn't very clear.
I'm so confused right now. Perhaps it's normal to say "greetings" (plural) in German but it isn't in English. When would "greetings" be used like this in English?
The only example I can think of is when an entire class or room claps for a guest speaker and we would say: "that/the greeting is for you". We wouldn't say "greetings" because "greeting" is an uncountable noun in this context.
Perhaps cards? Like get-well cards? Greetings cards? But we would say "the cards are for you"...
Greetings ElleLingo! How are you today?
Alternatively: Send the others my greetings. Tell them to make themselves at home. -To be fair, that one wouldn't use 'dich'. But "everyone else sends you their greetings" would.
"Grüße" is a very common word in German, used in letter salutations almost universally.
So it would be like akin to "Dear John" or something like that in English?
"Lieber Hans" would be used more often. "Grüße" at the top of a letter would be a more general salutation. "Viele Grüße" at the bottom is common in all letters.
Yes, exactly, so in that context it works but "the greetings are for you" doesn't sound right to me as I'm sure we'd just use the uncountable "the greeting is for you" but I'm hoping someone can provide further context to this.
It's really difficult to find a valid situation for this phrase. Maybe in a hospital, when a nurse is bringing flowers to a bed? I'm not sure.
You often use "Grüße ausrichten", e.g., "Michael hat vorhin angerufen. Ich soll dir Grüße ausrichten."
So adding my confusion here about "The greetings" in the English translation. I'm struggling to come up with a context for this particular sentence in its presented form. Are these greetings in a letter? Are these friendly greetings? Ironically malevolent greetings? You know, "The boss sends his regards." sorta thing? Are we adressing the greetings in a letter? A postcard? Is it a greeting card?
The whole melody of the sentence is strange. I hear the Ü but if I wasn't a native speaker I guess it wouldn't be so easy.