How are you in English

9 Different Informal Ways in English To Ask “How Are You?”


“How are you?” is obviously the most common way in English to ask someone how they are. Below are 9 more very common ways of asking for the same information:


  1. How have you been? 
(this can be formal or informal)
  2. What have you been up to lately?
  3. How’s it going? (informal)
  4. How are things? 
  5. How’s life?
  6. What’s new?
  7. How ya doin’? (informal) ya is actually you and doin is actually short for doing
  8. How’s your family?
  9. What’s up? (informal) this is slang which means it’s very informal and most common in speech rather than in writing

Which out of the above list do you use most?


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