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What are you up to?

Discussion in 'Română (Romanian)' started by bjoleniacz, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. bjoleniacz Senior Member

    Durham, NC, USA
    English, USA
    Is it "Ce faci?" Doesn't this mean "How are you?"

    Thanks!
     
  2. farscape mod-errare humanum est

    Ottawa, Canada
    Romanian
    This is what I'd use - younger generations may be be more creative:

    Hey/Hi, how are you? -> Bună, ce mai faci? (works w/o mai too)
    Hey, what's up? -> (Bună,) Ce mai e nou?

    Later,
     
  3. bjoleniacz Senior Member

    Durham, NC, USA
    English, USA
    Thanks, however, I meant,
    How do you say "what are you up to?" or "what are you doing at the moment?"
     
  4. farscape mod-errare humanum est

    Ottawa, Canada
    Romanian
    Context is everything for a proper translation...

    What are you up to ?(as in what do you intend to do, what are you planning, sort of) -> Ce (mai) plănuiești / Ce-ai de gând and so on.

    What are you up to? (as in What are you doing now?) -> Ce mai faci?
    For a more generic How are you? one might use Cum o mai duci / Ce mai zici?

    Later,
     
  5. nicolero Junior Member

    France
    Romanian
    Dupa mine, "Ce mai faci?" e o intrebare generica: nu intrebi "Ce mai faci?" ca sa afli ce face interlocutorul in momentul asta.
    "Ce faci?" e echivalentul lui "ce faci acum?"="What are you doing now?" IMHO

    Nicole
     

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