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    risen truly he is risen

    How would greet you people at Easter in your country?

    "Christ is risen!" They would reply "Truly, He is risen!"
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    Re: risen truly he is risen

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    How would you greet people at Easter in your country?
    As this is probably a greeting given only in church, I don't know.

    I am responding here merely to ask you to take more care with the formation of your questions, ostap. Remember that other learners read your questions. Your English is good enough for you not to make the basic slips that you sometimes do. As a regular poster in this forum, you can help by giving examples of good English in your questions.

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    Re: risen truly he is risen

    He is risen, indeed! (Same sentiment as yours.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: risen truly he is risen

    This is probably said by people who go to church but I don't know.

    You can just say Happy Easter, but this is generally not practiced unless you're with people you know.

    For example, I live in a city where the population is over 50% immigrants from all over the world. One would assume that a huge segment of population is not Christian (be they atheist or of some other religious persuasion). It's considered polite to avoid religion-specific greetings, however upset some Christians might get.*


    *This message is for education purposes only.

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    Re: risen truly he is risen

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    How would greet you people at Easter in your country?

    "Christ is risen!" They would reply "Truly, He is risen!"
    I don't think this has ever been a greeting in English, even in church, unless it was a specific part of the liturgy.

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    Re: risen truly he is risen

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I don't think this has ever been a greeting in English, even in church, unless it was a specific part of the liturgy.
    Yep! It's just the Orthodox people who say it... us Greeks says;

    "Xristos Anesti, Alithios Anesti". Christ is risen, truly!

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    Re: risen truly he is risen

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I don't think this has ever been a greeting in English, even in church, unless it was a specific part of the liturgy.
    It sounds like a formal proclamation/response (in one of the more modern translations - the 'Truly' to start a sentence smacks of an updating of the more traditional 'Yea, verily').

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