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What is the correct or usual way to respond to Brazilian greetings? I've been greeted with Como vaí, E aí, and Como está but I'm not sure what the proper or common response is.
Jun 25, 2013 4:20 PM
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usually speak (informal forms): 1) E aí, beleza? 2) E aí, tudo bem ? 3) Beleza? 4) Como vc tá? in English would be like "Hey, what's up?" the answer may be the tractional you've likely learned.. like: "Estou bem", "Mais ou menos", "Estou mal" etc.
June 25, 2013
Estou bem, obrigado(a). E você?
June 25, 2013
So... "como vai?" and "como está?" have the same meaning: "How are you?" In Portuguese it's usual to answer these questions with "beleza", or "tudo bem, e você?"... it's kinda like in English. "E aí" is the Brazilian version of "What's up?" haha, then you can answer like Denis said "Estou bem", "Mais ou menos", (...), "Não tão bem"...
June 25, 2013
vc = você *sorry for abbreviating
June 25, 2013
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