‘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? (koh-moh bahn lahs koh-sahs) (How are things [going]?)

  • ¿Cómo está usted? (koh-moh ehs-tah oos-tehd) (How are you?) (formal)

  • ¿Cómo estás? (koh-moh ehs-tahs) (How are you?) (informal)

  • ¿Qué tal? (keh tahl) (How are things? [literally: how such?])

  • ¿Cómo andas? (koh-mo ahn-dahs) (How are you doing? [literally: how are you walking?])

  • ¿Qué hay? (keh aheeh) (What’s new? [literally: what is there?])