“HOW ARE YOU?” | Different Ways to Ask & Respond to “How are you?”

“HOW ARE YOU?”! In this lesson, you will learn a list of 16 sentences you can use instead of “How are you?” in English and how to respond to it. Learn those words to use in your daily life.

“HOW ARE YOU?”

Ways to Ask “How are you?”

  • How have you been?
  • How’s it going?
  • What’s up?
  • What’s new?
  • How’s it going?
  • How’s everything?
  • What are you up to?
  • How are you doing?
  • How are you holding up?
  • What’s up?
  • How are things going?
  • How’s life?
  • What’s going on?
  • What’s happening?
  • How do you do?
  • All right?

Ways to Say HOW ARE YOU? | Infographic

"HOW ARE YOU?" | Different Ways to Ask & Respond to "How are you?"

How Are You

Ways to Respond to “How are you?”

  • I’m OK.
  • Not too bad.
  • The best I can be. Assuming you’re at your best too.
  • Different day, same existence.
  • Nothing.
  • Oh, just the usual.
  • I’m doing really well.
  • Real terrible, thanks for asking.
  • I’m good.
  • Just the same old same old.
  • Very well, thanks
  • I’m hanging in there.
  • I think I’m doing OK. How do you think I’m doing?
  • I am blessed!
  • Way better than I deserve!
  • I have a pulse, so I must be okay.
  • Sunshine all day long!
  • I’m not sure yet.
  • Better than some, not as good as others.
  • I’m better on the inside than I look on the outside
  • Medium well.
  • Like you, but better.
  • Nothing much.
  • I am high-quality.
  • Oh gosh, all kinds of stuff!
  • Going great. Hope this status quo persists for rest of the day.
  • In need of some peace and quiet.
  • Not so well
  • So far, so good!
  • I’m still sucking air.
  • Better than nothing.
  • Yeah, all right.
  • I’m alive.
  • I would be lying if I said I’m fine.
  • Happy and content, thank you.
  • I’m vertical and breathing.
  • I’ve been better.
  • I’m fine.
  • Much better now that you are with me.
  • Pretty good
  • I’m well
  • Like yesterday

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"HOW ARE YOU?" | Different Ways to Ask & Respond to "How are you?"

"HOW ARE YOU?" | Different Ways to Ask & Respond to "How are you?"

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“How do you do” is a little bit outdated. American English speakers don’t use that phrase as much, these days. It would be considered very formal.

Some cities have their own local way of saying How Are You. For example, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the locals will say “Where y’at?” This literally means “Where are you?” but in New Orleans it’s the same as saying “What’s up?” or “What’s going on?”