How are you is an important questions which is asked when we meet friends, family members and even strangers. It’s same across nations even in Spanish countries. It’s simply a way of showing care towards the other person. Asking how are you normally connects people well. It’s very important to learn this phrase as it will help you out a lot in start of your conversation in Spanish speaking nations. I already told you about saying Hello in Spanish and it is followed by saying how are you.
There are number of ways of asking this question. It can differ from situation and according to people whom you are talking with. I am going to list few of them common ways of asking how are you in Spanish that you can learn. Using these below Spanish phrases and words you can make out other ways by combining and using words.
Here are different ways of saying How Are You in Spanish:
How are you – Cómo está usted (Formal way) , ¿Cómo estás? (informal)
How are you doing – Cómo andas
How are you today – Como estas hoy
How are you feeling – Cómo se siente
How are you doing today – Cómo estás hoy or Cómo andas hoy
How are you beautiful – Como estás hermosa
How are you my love – Cómo estás mi amor
How are you all – Cómo están todos ustedes
How’s its going – Cómo te va
How are things going – Cómo van las cosas
What’s up – Qué pasa
Now you can use above sentences and use other common words of Spanish to form other sentences like how are you doing my friend, how are you doing handsome etc… Normally this question is followed by an answer from the opposite person. I am going to mention them below so that you will be able to understand it.
Replies to How are you in Spanish:
I am fine – Estoy bien
I am fine, thank you – Estoy bien, gracias
I am fine and you – Estoy bien y tu
Very good – Muy bien
Much Better – Mucho mejor
I am good – Soy bueno
I am fine today – Estoy bien hoy
Very well – Muy bien
I am doing well – Lo estoy haciendo bien
These are most common Spanish replies to how are you. There can be more. It totally depends upon the mood of the person you are talking to. However if you remember these then you can easily figure out whatever they are saying. This phrase comes under greetings category.
Here are few more things that you can learn in Spanish-
“Hello” is one of the most common word in the whole world. It’s a greeting which is said by everyone whenever they meet. “Hello” or hi or hey are different types that you can use according to the person whom you are saying. However hello is more like formal type. Hello word is pretty much important to tourist people. This is how you are going to start your conversation to a stranger in a completely different country. It’s very important to learn how to say “hello” to different people in different situations.
Spanish is a beautiful language and it’s spoken in many countries. Probably you will travel to one of those countries soon and hence you should be aware of all basic terminology which will help you a lot. There are many ways of saying hello in Spanish. It differs a little bit from location to location and also depends upon how familiar you are with the person.
Here are most common ways of saying “Hello” in Spanish:
¡Hola! – (oh-la) Where H is silent. It’s the most common used across Spanish nations. You can say ¡Hola! for “Hi” or “Hey” as well.
¡Oiga! – It can also be used for Hello. It’s also used for Listen!, See here! etc..
¡Diga! – It’s not very much common. Hence used at certain times only.
¡Aló! – It’s also not commonly used but can be used to say Hello.
¡Bueno! – It’s normally used for “Good” and “Well”. However at many places you can simply say ¡Bueno! to start your conversation.
If you are more familiar with the person to whom you are saying then you can also use:
“¿Que pasa?” – Saying this will start your conversation with “What’s happening?”.
“¿Que hay?” – It simply means “What’s new”.
“¿Qúe tal?” – What’s up and How’s it going? are the terms for this word.
Here are few other way of saying it differently depending upon the person-
Hello My Friend – Hola mi amigo
Hello How are you – Hola, cómo estás
Hello Sir – hola Señor
Hello Madam – Hola señora
Hello Beautiful – Hola hermosa
Hello Gorgeous – Hola preciosa
Hello My love – Hola mi amor – Also used for Hello My Dear
Hello Handsome – Hola guapo
Hello Sweetie – Hola cariño
Hello Sunshine – Hola amanecer
Hello Sweetheart – Hola cariño
Hello Pretty Lady – Hola Bella dama
Hello Professor – Hola profesor
Hello Pleased to Meet you – Hola encantado de conocerte
Now you can combine and form new sentences with the help of above sentences. These are not so hard to remember. You simply need to practice by saying it for few days. Try to say hello to random people. It’s considered good and you can meet some good guys along the way. Hopefully it will help you out. Learn some basic spanish sentences from here.