How To Say How Are You in Spanish

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

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Common Spanish Phrases

In this article,​ we are going to cover most of the prevalent questions used to ask about how somebody is or feels, as well as some ways to respond.

4 Ways To Say How Are You In Spanish

1. ¿Cómo estás? ​-​ h​ow are you/how do you do?

It’s a very universal and very common phrase that you can use in any situation. Ex:

- ¿Cómo estás Pedro?

- ¿Cómo está María?

- ¿Cómo están amigos?

2. ¿Cómo están?​

It is used when greeting two or more people. You can combine Hola and ¿Cómo estás? Ex:

- Hola Pedro, ¿Cómo estás?

- Hola María, ¿Cómo está Pedro?

- Hola amigos, ¿Cómo están?

3. ¿​Cómo estás tú? ​- how are you?

In this case, the phrase uses the familiar so you’d use it with people you know/friends, rather than strangers.

4. ​¿Cómo te va?​ - how is it going?

It’s a very colloquial phrase so you would only use it with good friends.