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How to answer to "How Are You?" Many people say 'how are you?' at first contact. I always confuse to answer this questions. Because of my small vocabulary,I don't come up with best answer to express how am I. So please teach me good phrase which I can use.
Jul 3, 2015 2:08 AM
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You are not expected to answer this with any specifics, it is a ritual greeting. "Very well, thank you!" is a formal, polite reply. You can append "And you?" to show interest in the other person, and continue the conversation. "Fine, thanks" is a very common reply (just like 元気です). You'd say this to anyone when you don't actually want to continue the conversation, like to a waiter in a restaurant. You can vary the response depending on who you're talking to, and how thrilled you are to be talking to them. "Great! How are you doing?" is a very enthusiastic response, and asking the person how they are shows that you're eager to continue the conversation. Normally you're supposed to answer in a positive way, but that too can be varied depending on your relationship. "I'm hanging in there." -- you might say this to a coworker; it indicates that you're having a rough day. "I've been better." is what you can say to a friend or acquaintance when you want to tell them why you're not having a good day; it indirectly invites a question from them asking you what's wrong.
July 3, 2015
I'm fine,thinks,and you?
July 3, 2015
The answer to "how are you" is very very simple. Fine. Saying "Fine" is like saying 元気です. p1: How are you? you: Fine p1: お元気ですか you:元気です
July 3, 2015
"I'm doing well, thanks! And you?" "Not so good..." "I'm alright." Depends on how you are actually feeling, of course.
July 3, 2015
I am fine... and you??? Hi,,,
July 3, 2015
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