If anyone asks 'how do you do?' what would be the reply? Does it mean 'how are you?'
Mar 15, 2008 12:08 PM
Answers · 2
Ack, that should have been and answer, not a comment.
"How do you do?" shouldn't be taken literally. It's a greeting used when you first meet someone, and the normal response would be to repeat "How do you do?" back to them.
March 16, 2008
Yes , they are interchangeable and mean exactly the same:
In both cases " How are you ?" , " How do you do?" you can answer the same"
" i am fine , thank you " .and you can add whatever you feel like saying after !