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** Seven Ways to Say 'How Are You' in Spanish **

- Part of the Spanish For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition) -

‘How are you?’ is one of the most common ways to start a conversation.
Here are seven different ways in which you can say ‘How are you?’ in
Spanish:

· *¿Qué pasa?* /(keh //_pah_//-sah)/ (What’s up? [literally: what’s
going on?]) (informal)

· *¿Cómo van las cosas


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First impressions count. That's one reason you should learn some of these
common greetings before visiting an area where Spanish is spoken. Even if
your knowledge of Spanish is rudimentary, it can make your conversation a
bit smoother to know some of these statements or questions of common
courtesy.

Phrases in common use can vary with location and sometimes with age or
social status. But except where indicated, those listed below can be used
appropriately in almost any situation:

· */Hola/* — Hello, hi — This greeting is suitable in both formal and
informal contexts.
· */Hola, aló, jaló, bueno, al, diga/* — Hello (on the telephone) —
The choice of telephone greeting varies from location to location. /Hola/
would be understood anywhere but is not customary in many places.
· */Adiós/* — Goodbye — An informal alternative in many areas is
*/chau/* (sometimes spelled /ciao/, from Italian).
· */¿Cómo estás? ¿Cómo está?/* — How are you? — The first form
(which is informal) normally would be used with someone you know on a
first-name basis or when speaking with a child. The second form generally
would be used in other situations. Usage can depend quite a bit on where
you are; in some areas, the informal form (/estás/) would be expected
where under the same circumstances the formal form would be used in other
areas. If you're a foreigner, chances are


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