English speackers vastly use the expression “how are you?” as a for of greeting and are accustomed to ask and be asked this question in all kind of situations. However, asking “how are you?” (Jak se máš?) to someone you meet for the first time or, let’s say, to the shop assistant is absolutely unusual in the Czech culture. Your interlocutor may simply gaze at you wondering why you are asking such a personal question DO YOU RECKON THAT THIS IS TRUE??would you say how are you to someone you meet for the first time or to a clerk? THANKS FOR HELPING!