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How are you?

In English language it is a simple greeting. However, in Slovak it is a key to the Slovak soul. The length of the answer gives you an idea what relations you are on with Slovak colleagues, neighbors or classmates.

  • If the answer is short and positive, you have a standard relationship.
  • If the answer is longer and you can hear the first signs of complaints on life, your relationship is moving to friendship.
  • If the answer covers more complaints, even details from a family life, Slovak heart and house is open to you.
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