How to Say How are You Doing in German
In Germany being polite at every turn isn’t necessary. Not necessarily being grumpy or rude, Germans don’t feel its appropriate to use kind words constantly because they are usually insincere. So when walking down the streets, don’t be offended if the locals aren’t smiling at you and waving or wishing you a good day.
Wie geht es dir
However, you do want to be polite and you defiantly want to know how to say polite things when visiting another country for situations that call for it. Asking someone you have not seen in a long time how they are doing is a common question and knowing how to say it is important. You would use this phrase when you see someone who has been sick or has had surgery. Its also appropriate to use when talking with someone who has had a recent loss.
Examples of how to say how are you doing in German
“The doctor said your fever has broke, how are you doing?”
“Der Arzt sagte, Ihr Fieber sei gebrochen. Wie geht es dir.”
“Dana told me your grandma died. How are you doing?”
“Dana hat mir erzählt, dass deine Oma gestorben ist. Wie geht es dir?”
“How are you doing? I haven’t seen you in years.”
“Wie geht es dir? Ich habe dich seit Jahren nicht gesehen.”