BLACK FRIDAY CYBER MONDAY SAVE 25% ON ANY PACKAGE »

Formal- cómo está

AshleyA2Kwiziq community member

Formal- cómo está

On the question:

Mamá, ________

Why wouldn't "cómo está" be a correct answer? Wouldn't it be formal when speaking to a parent?


Thank you!

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ashley

it would be very unusual (in Spain) to speak with that formality to a parent, despite them being elderly. It used to be a custom in rural areas in an old fashion way in Spain years ago but it is not nowadays. Very few people maintain that level of formality now. 

Saludos

Inma

JohnA1Kwiziq community member

I have heard a spanish-speaker use 'está' with their madre.  I have heard otherwise, as well.  Mexican usage, all, as far as I know.  It might have something to do with context/some mood of respectfulness.  I am not an expert on this, I have just noticed it a small number of times.

Formal- cómo está

On the question:

Mamá, ________

Why wouldn't "cómo está" be a correct answer? Wouldn't it be formal when speaking to a parent?


Thank you!

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your Spanish level for FREE

Test your Spanish to the CEFR standard

Find your Spanish level
How has your day been?