How to say how are you in Spanish

 Hi, in this short post we will talk about how to say how are you in Spanish as well as other variations that may be used in casual environments in Mexico.

Let’s get started.

To say “how are you” in Spanish you can say: 

  • ¿Cómo estás?


Here are some other variations to ask how someone is doing in Spanish:

  • Hi, how have you been doing?
  • Hola, ¿cómo has estado?


  • How are you?
  • ¿Qué tal estás?  (short version: ¿Qué tal?)


  • Hi, how’s it going?
  • Hola, ¿cómo te va?


  • How is everything going?
  • ¿Cómo va todo?


  • What have you been up to?
  • ¿Qué has hecho?


  • It’s been a while since the last time I saw you, what have you been up to?
  • Hace tiempo que no te veo, ¿qué ha sido de tu vida?


  • How have things been for you?
  • ¿Cómo te ha ido?


  • What do you say?
  • ¿Qué dices?


  • What’s new?
  • ¿Qué hay de nuevo?


  • What have you been doing?
  • ¿Qué has hecho?


  • What’s new in your life?
  • ¿Qué ha sido de tu vida?


We hope these phrases are useful and that you have a better idea of how do you say how are you in Spanish.

 Do not be afraid to try different variations and learn new ones from the people you meet.


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Click here: More useful Spanish phrases


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