Is ''Where hast du?'' the Shakespearean way of saying ;;where are you?'' If not, what is?
- 9 months agoFavourite answer
"where art thou?"
- ZirpLv 79 months ago
No, hast is the second person singular for "have"
What you want is "where bist du?"Source(s): "the singing detective" (and I'm fluent in German)
- CaraLv 79 months ago
"Wherefore?" which others have suggested, means "Why?", so if you do mean to say "Where are you?" change it to "Where art thou?" "Hast du" is German, not English.
"Wherefore art thou Romeo?" does NOT mean "Where are you, Romeo?" It's asking in a heartfelt manner why he is Romeo and not someone else (from a different family).
Edited to say: I see that at least one answerer has deleted their answer, presumably having checked that I'm right. It's easy enough to check the meaning of "wherefore" - why don't you just do it? I don't care about the thumbs-down, but ignorance is everywhere, so YOU might as well get it right, having asked the question.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Wherefore art thou?
(O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?)