1. Ako sa máš? [ako sa mash] | How are you?
We Slovaks really mean it and we expect a sincere answer. Depending on how close we are to you, you should choose level of sincerity / politeness. If we are just colleagues who are not really close, it’s okay to say some general information. But if you are my friend, or a closer coworker, I expect to hear details.
The Slovak language is all about being specific and detailed. “I’m fine,” just will not do. We want to know why you are fine.