How to say "How are you" in Spanish

"How are you" is propably one of the most common phrases that we use to start a conversation. So how to say "How are you" in Spanish language.  How "How are you" is translated from English to Spanish? Let's find out!

How to say "How are you" in Spanish?

How to say "How are you" in Spanish - English to Spanish translation

1. How are you = ¿Cómo está usted? 
Pronunciation: koh-moh ehs-tah oos-tehd
This is a formal and polite way to ask "How are you" in Spanish. 
2. How are you = ¿Cómo estás? /koh-moh ehs-tahs/
This expression is often used when you talk with your friends.
3. Other expressions that you can use to ask "How are you"
¿Cómo te va? /koh-moh tay vah/- How are you going? / How's it going?
¿Cómo se siente? /koh-moh say see-en-tay/
This literally means "How do you feel" or "how are you feeling"
Used to ask how someone feels
You can use ¿Cómo te sientes? for someone you are familiar with
¿Cómo van las cosas? /koh-moh bahn lahs koh-sahs/ - How are things going
¿Cómo andas? /koh-moh ahn-dahs/ - How are you doing?
This question should be used to ask someone you are familiar with
¿Qué pasa /kay pah-sah/ - What's up?
This is also another informal way of asking someone how they are
¿Qué tal? /kay tahl/ - What's up / How are things?

How to reply to "How are you" in Spanish?

bien - well /bee-en/
You can also say "estoy bien" which means "I am well" in English
You can say "Muy bien" if you feel really great. Muy is an adverb which means "very" in English.
mal - bad/poor /mahl/
Like with bien, you can answer "Estoy mal" which means "I am doing poorly" or "muy mal" - "very bad"
más o menos - so-so/okay /mahs oh meh-nohs/
Used if your mood is in between.
Me siento... - I feel /see-en-toh/
un poco cansado or un poco cansada - a little tired
¿Y tú? - And you /ee oos-tehd/