When you ask or respond to the question Wie geht's? (How are you?) in Germany, you need to be prepared for an honest conversation and not just the stock English response: “Yeah, fine”. Here – from tip-top to down in the dumps – are the most common responses:

German English
Mir geht's sehr gut I'm really well
Super Great
Gut, danke Good, thanks
Es geht so / Geht so A bit down
Nicht so gut Not so well

Geht's dir gut? We hope so! Now it's time to dive into the Babbel lesson and brush up on your conversation openers!

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