Bien hallado Spanish expresion

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j.Constantine

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Spanish
Bien hallado sea usted is and oldfasioned expresion of courtesy, do you have someting similar in your lenguage? Or you havent heard about it
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  • Conchita57

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    Spanish - Spain/French - Switzerland
    Es cierto que por aquí todavía se oye "bien hallado(s)/bien hallada(s) como respuesta a "bienvenido(s)/bienvenida(s)", si bien ya no es tan habitual. En inglés, se puede contestar simplemente "thank you". Puede redactarse también en una sola palabra, según algunos diccionarios.

    bienvenido / bienhallado
     
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    There's a similar old fashioned greeting in Greek, after one welcomes you: «Καλώς σας βρήκα» [kaˈlɔs sas ˈvri.ka] --> (you're) found well (2nd p. pl. formal).
    So, it goes like this:
    -«Καλώς ήλθατε!» [kaˈlɔs ˈil.θa.te] --> (You are) welcomed («ήλθατε» is 2nd. p. pl. aorist form of 1st p. sing. «ήλθα», I came, arrived).
    -«Καλώς σας βρήκα!» [kaˈlɔs sas ˈvri.ka] --> (you're) found well (the thinking is that I find you well, in sound form, and healthy).

    It's a reply only used after one welcomes you.
     
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