Hi Christina Step by step, I have been improving my English using your tips. I’m fine. I study everyday, while working-cooking-running etc. I want to improve my speaking and listening skills. Can you improve my listening and communication skills.. Hi Jot, How was your stay in the USA (other than the listening difficulties)? Good job! – David Schwartz Jan 29 '13 at 3:37 SEE YOU SOON! Most of the time, we use this question as a polite way to say hello, and you don’t need to say anything about how you are really feeling. I like your videos and your way of study. The answer is more personal, but still doesn’t give much information. Living a life of denial and suppressed rage. Your friends will probably ask you the very same question, but It might sound a little different! 4. ” How are you doing today?” In Argentina, we generally answer ” I´m fine and you? I have heard one of my friends were asking ” How is you doing ? Thanks for everything. So why ask a question if you don’t want a real answer? You might be shaking hands, too. By clicking "I Agree", you accept our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and Terms of Use. If you can think of an even better comeback, then let us know! How are you? Somehow, your Website just popped up before my eyes. I wish you success. 2. You never really know, so be prepared for a surprise. 7. 1. Slowly but surely dying. Fine and you. I have been in U.S.A just a year. To answer the question "Who are you," start by thinking about the things you enjoyed as a kid and why you liked them. This is a more friendly-sounding answer than "fine". I mean a real true answer. Mhamed Benamara. What are the reasons that you need to improve your listening and speaking skills? Hello, Christina. Any of these answers will work almost all of the time: “Great, thank you. Hi Christina, Thanks. It’s wonderful. How are you…. Hi Christina! See you. Read below for more specific tips on how to answer interview questions about yourself. Hope that you would be able to help me overcome my fears,be confident,fluent and above all pass the tests. Hello Ma’am! How to answer “How are you?”. None of these examples hit home? And for pronunciation, we don’t pronounce the “d” at the end of “old” here, so it would sound like “same ol’, same ol'”! I think it’s normal at the begining, right? Fair to partly cloudy. P.S. No problem. A real response, especially with lots of bad things, that’s uncomfortable. I’m Olga ,from Ukraine. If you are talking to a waiter, a cashier at the checkout, or if you’re being introduced to a person in a casual situation, your answer can be a little different. Or “Fine thanks.” Let’s look at a sample: Cashier (as she checks you out): Hi, how are you today? It’s really easy to answer, but there are a few things to remember. You can even just answer "Nice to see you" or the like. Fine, how about you? I LIKE YOUR LESSONS, I AM TRYING LEARN ENGLISH MYSELF. If you ever visit Denmark though, beware, cos “How are you?” can be am invitation for conversation. If the cashier at the store asks “How you doing?” as you pay for your things, you should respond “Good, how about you?” or “Doing fine, and you?” or “Good, how about yourself?”. So please re correct me if I done any mistake. If you are talking to people who care about you, you can tell them that you’ve had a bad day, or that you feel tired. And you can relate this to practically any job. Thank you. Hi Christina, Hello , this is a good lesson, what would be the answer for “ how do you do? I don’t mind now you are. Hey christina may the bless you more in Jesus name. It’s especially the case in service transactions, like with a server at a restaurant, the cashier at a shop, a receptionist, etc. Or “Doing fine, and you?” “How are you?” works for both formal and informal conversations. I learned this the hard way when I stayed in the US a long, long time ago. (And bonus points for citing The Cure . I try to learn your lessons which is very helpful for my fluency. “Hi, Boss, how are you?” You usually won’t share how you really feel. Thanks for the lessons. we decided that we will go next summer. "Hey look over there!" Sometimes like how are you doing. Hi! I saw your video to learn english. How are you today? I want to learn speak directly with you… but how I can do it? Hi Christina! One thing you still shouldn’t do is answer with a complete description of some medical problems you are having. Josie Metzger, Hi Msr Cristina thank for opurtunity too me in your classvideo l think it is excellent point of openin a lot bring at the world thanks l will present it like. Thanks for the tips. Get a free English lesson each week. I’m Nazik (it’s mean in English -polite-) from Turkey. I like your lesson how are you because plenty of peoples they makes mistakes when answering this simple question and I am one of them specially when you are talking for example to the american people because the accent is different the the UK or somewhere else. Is the same way in Algeria. Sure, you can go to this contact page and fill out the form there. Fine and you. I graduated a famous universyt in here and I am a social worker. Hi Sunkyu, you’re very welcome! I had a headache when I went to bed, and I still have it this morning. I want to know how to respond if somebody ask you how was your night? Thanks so much for starting to learn English with me! I mean a real true answer. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. But this can sound a little boring and dry. Hi Christina, today’s lesson was so nice. I’m Very excited to learn more about English language with you Many thanks. Better than I was a minute ago because you are here. The correct response is “Fine, and you?” That’s it. Hello Christina, Hi Christy, You might answer this way if someone you don't know, like a waiter at a restaurant, asks how you are. Clever and Unique Responses to "How Are You?" Thanks Christina for lesson. Are you saying that in your country “How are you doing?” means “What happened in your life today?” How interesting! (shaking hands). Here’s how that conversation might go: Mr. Brown: Good morning, Mr. Mendoza. After reading some off others Thanks, Thanks for the clarification. Your answer will depend on the person who is asking, and how well you know them. Congrats on having an intermediate level already! Hi Christina, I improve my listening and speaking both together. Hi Nivedita, This list contains 150 responses to the “How are you?” or “What’s up?” questions people get asked all the time. All of those are good, appropriate answers. And I’m sure that you’ll improve as you follow the videos! If you don’t like surprises just go for the “Hi…Great to see you , there is many ways to answer for this, but always need to be perfect for situation. Hi Christina, how are you doing today? No one speaks perfect English, not even native speakers. What’s a good answer to the question, ”How are you doing? Marta: Oh, I’m sorry. Instead it’s treated more like a salutation. That’s right, good communication is about adapting to the situation! NEUROLANGUAGE COACHING FOR BUSINESS, ENGLISH, & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, http://christinarebuffet.com/blog/how-to-become-more-fluent-efficiently/, https://christinarebuffet.com/master-real-american-english-program/, More fluency & confidence in English, in less time. If I can….. How are you? Maybe it feels a bit fake, a bit superficiel. Did you sleep well last night? I’m good, thanks! And thank you for the compliment. All the best! 3. The correct response is “Fine, and you?” That’s it. Everybody asks “How you doing today?” And if you’ve noticed, nobody really answers. No, it’s not because Americans are superficial (though some are, I’ll admit, yes…). That’s a great way to be creative and have fun with the language! Much thanks for your good work.Being a Non Native English speaker i have always lacked confidence in speaking in English around people,particularly the Natives as i have always had this notion or rather mentality that am not good enough! Hello Christina! I’m new ambesdor learning English. We answer fine and you? You don’t have to start with any friendly preamble. Here’s a conversation between friends: John: I’m fine, maybe a little tired. I’m well. Hey Christina And they’ll respond with… yep, you guessed it: “Good, thanks.” can you provide me with your private email for contact to you, Hi Muhammad, Hi Christina, How are you ? I will answer him I am fine thank you, and you? Are you more focused on understanding the American accent, or trying to speak like an American? You need to answer briefly, but in a positive way. Even if your dog just died, your car died on the way to the store, and your iPhone battery just died. You could say something like this as well, and in this case, we would use the expression “Oh, same old, same old”, which means “nothing special, not great, but not bad either”. To answer when someone asks how you are, say “Fine, thanks” or “I’m good, thanks” if you’re responding casually. Because the other person doesn’t really want to know and it forces you to lie about it. They’re just below! Can I get your phone number or…. [*punch person in … I say something like Oh friday Im in love or Im still looking for my grandpha from Katar becouse I don’t want to work anymore, Hah, I love it! However, you also want to keep the company and the specific job in mind when you answer. And a correction would be “…if I have made any mistakes.” Cause I have so many odd tasks everyday. In this case I will answer like I am doing well. So, we cannot answer: “I’m not good or Bad…”? I’m OK. Not too bad. Feel free to read our policies if you want more information. Not bad. I am in English intermediate level. I do get very embarrassed lots of times. How are you?” (very positive), “Good, thanks, and you?” (positive – this is the most common answer), “Fine, thanks. Basically the idea is to just give a quick, positive answer. There’s a line where he says “I see friends shaking hands, saying “How do you do?” They’re really saying “I love you.”. Study and work in countries with English native language. As a result of this, you could say you're an artistic person. Sometimes someone says this to me ‘hey whats up!’ what should i answer? I watched you videos in Youtube very every day. “How do you do?” is not generally thought of as a genuine question about your well-being. We understand that it's basically just a longer form of "hello" and they're not actually inquiring as to your condition. how are you? How are you doing today??. But I am going to start with why not I need to improve my pronunciation also. How you doing? i don’t know how to say that, thanks you really. Even more so than having perfect grammar or vocabulary! I always says something another and I don’t care.. I’m oryginal and always make a small if somebody Ask me how are you Filip.. If you are in a business situation, you might be saying hello to your boss or colleague, or... 3. “ Jayeshkumar, Thanks Christina I’m so happy for the lesson of today. Thank you. With them, we can join into the American English. If you smile and say “Good, thanks,” you’ve successfully answered the question. Just the same old same old. Thank you so much for your response. hOW ABOUT JUST SAYING HELLO AND ADDING WHAT EVER YOU WANT. Now, when someone asks “How are you?” (or “How’s it going?” or “Wassup?”), the classic response is “I’m fine, thanks.”. Smarter not harder: How to boost your business English, faster, Why you lack confidence in English: Explanations from brain science. what i really want is to understand american english. “Great!” “I’m doing really well, thank you,” or “Fantastic!” are all good ways to answer. Hi Abhijit, If you don't say anything else, though, it might be a signal that you don't want to continue the conversation. This little conversation “Hey, How are you? And there’s no shame, because everyone makes mistakes in a different culture, especially me. Sign up below: This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Thanks for your kind words, and I’m glad you are enjoying them! If you want to come across as positive or friendly, try something like “Not bad” or “Can’t complain.” Make eye contact when you respond to show that you’re focused on them. Please help me out in learning English fluently. Bye. Welcome to the community! The question is the same! And that’s great that you want to learn, and that you’re doing it here! 50 ways to respond to the question “how are you”. Thanks for the lesson it’s a good way to learn Americans’ way of interaction, for my case that’s what I used to answer, but was not sure if I’m right or not, I’m wondering if we have to tell our story when it comes to speak with people who are a bit more closer, I mean with colleagues during a coffee break? I have just started to learning English with you. Thank you. Share your stories in the comments below, because I’m sure they’re funny! how are you doing, Find out in this lesson (click here)! see you soon. I later learned that in the UK the correct and only response to “How do you do?” is “How do you do?”. Last summer me and my son went to Nederland, so funny. or not bad, how about you? https://christinarebuffet.com/contact/, I dont know english so i am eager to leran the english. But sometimes I’m afraid of speaking English with a native American (or from other countries) For example, don’t tell the cashier that you are buying medicine because your child stayed home sick from school today. Have you ever made the mistake and told the person all about your day? You might hear: Here’s the nice thing – when you are with friends and family, you can tell the truth! Thank you for making your kind video. Pretty good. securely. Most people agree it’s best not to take “How are you?” too literally. I don’t know if you saw, but we’re enrolling students right now into my Master Real American English program, which would help you with all of those reasons! Thanks so much for the compliment, and I’m glad this lesson is helping you with the American accent. You know the song “It’s a Wonderful World”, by Louis Armstrong. It’s true i’m making mistakes but i’m proud of myself to be able to tell all that. Hi Christina! That's hardly "classic literature" (unless you include children's literature). thank you very much for your help and what you are doing for the people on the word. I’m sure one of the very first things you learned to say in English was, “How are you?” People will probably ask you this question A LOT! During that time, I faced difficulties like listening and I communicated with someone I had short of words. Personally, I like this app for learning English, and definitely recommend it! I don't think he'd mind if you borrowed it, so long as you are genuinely feeling quite content at the time. Thanks a lot. alright to answer: “Stressed out, overworked and absolutely not on the top”, but you can brush it off with a “FINE, and you?”. Hi Olga, I’m good, what about yourself? but if answer fine but how continue conversation? You should just smile and say “Good, thanks, and you?”. Now I am correcting my mistakes mainly grammatical by viewing your videos. My biggest problem is even this day l still have difficulty on how to put my sentence on correct way. I’m glad that you’re learning English with me here! But when we were in Nederland, I could not speak English fluently. How are you?” (a little less positive – I’m okay). I read your replay and it seems inspirational. It was big problem for me. The next time someone asks how you are, consider it a trick question. I have so much to do, and my son is sick, and I saw the price of gas is going up again, and…..”, Clearly, telling your life story is NOT the correct response to “How are you?” And today, you’ll learn different ways to respond to “How are you?”, In the US, you’ll hear “Hi, how are you?” or “How are you doing today?” or if you’re in the south “Hey, how y’all doin?”, You’ll hear this ALL the time! I hope you´re doing great. Don’t say anything personal. Good question, thanks! And don’t worry, you don’t have to apologize for your mistakes. Hi Sabina, Has this ever happened to you? If you are talking to a friend, you can offer more information if they ask (and if they are your friend, they probably will!) That was, like, our first ever English lesson, right? If you are, then you’ve come to the right place! I really appreciate your help. Here’s how to feel comfortable answering this question, every time. That’s thanks to the coaching staffs around the world like you Christina. I’ll receive your email then How are you? Or both at the same time? thanks for these lessons they’re so good, so nice etc…. Or … Keep up your motivation! Hello. Hello Christina. Thank you for your content. Keep up the good work! But…. I like this app for learning English, and definitely recommend it daily mail rewards login. Or some other positive response that doesn’t really answer your question. Enjoy to speak English. hoping that doing well if anyone asks how r u can we answer I am the best is the right answer. Good, thanks” is just Americans’ way of being friendly and polite with the people we interact with. I’m good. Yeah, all right. The proper answer is either, “Fine, thank you,” or “How do you do?” or some form thereof. Hey Cristina, How are you doing? Or “Good, how about you?”. ” Of course it depends who asks, but go ahead, tell us what you think is the best comeback. It is perfectly Say “I’m okay, thanks” if you aren’t feeling well but want to be polite. Are you a flirt? How about you? Here’s a post to help you get started: http://christinarebuffet.com/blog/how-to-become-more-fluent-efficiently/ This is a simple, straight answer. I really like your videos and the way you give the lessons. ” to this question, we ´re quite friendly no matter all the difficulties we have… and we have a lot lately!!! Hi Sidirlei, I’m good thanks! Thanks. Hello Christina. Hi Christina, That’s just what’s “normal” for this type of conversation. Fine, thanks. I JUST START NOW, PLEASE, I AM SORRY MY MISTAKES. It’s all about being a good communicator, not a grammar perfectionist! am a new learner too. Now, what if you hear a different question? Someone says “Hey, how are you?” and then you start talking about your life. Christina Sometime it make me puzzy. Through learning English daily, I’m feeling progress In fact, people who receive a lot of email will appreciate you getting straight to the point. The server at the restaurant, the cashier at the store, your colleague you pass on your way to your desk. comments l begin to realize l am not the only one on this planet that having difficulty on speaking English on proper level. Because I love learning English. I have many reasons: As for how to learn English quickly, I’d say you can’t really learn a language “quickly”, but you can be more efficient in your learning. I’m from Brazil and love speaking English. Your energy is very positive, your expression is very funny. I download your lesson and will try to learn some skills and try to follow steps you told here. And please please give me some procedure to learn English so quickly. 3 Ways to answer “How are you?” in Conversation. Thankyou so much for the lesson! Hi Abakar, I am not a good English speaker but i can survive, and i am fine by the way, what about your self. I think this is my lucky day because few days ago l told my husband that l would like to take some classes to improve my English. Thank you. I'm better on the inside than I look on the outside! Thank you! I know it can be hard to not give a real response. See you next time. I try to improve my English. Today subject is “How are you doing?” Which mean our contry ” Hi Mhamed, Thanks so much for sharing your experience, and I’m happy that this video helped you! How do you usually respond to “How are you?” How are you? This answer is formal. Saying you enjoy self-improvement and that you enjoy learning new things will make you seem like a great person for them to hire. I request you to if any mistake their then convince me and can you speak above in your way. 1. participating in international congress and being clear in the language. So, in these situations, it’s best to give a short answer. “How are you?” is just a way of greeting someone in a polite way. In English conversation, when someone is greeting me like Hi, how are you? Im sick of hearing how are you?. This important for me to express the reasons that I need to improve my English. I am very good after watching your video lesson .how are you doing? Or some variation, like “Good, how about yourself?” You can find more information here: https://christinarebuffet.com/master-real-american-english-program/ I need some more coffee. Fine. His answer was both optimistic and unique, but not so unusual as to be socially awkward. If you are feeling ill or a little … Make a list of 10 unique, memorable and unexpected answers to the boring question, “So, how are you today?” Christina. In order to answer the question, I need to take you back about ten years. Most of the time, we use this question as a... 2. Mail: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-2484, Austin, TX 78741, Pre-Register for the Complete Go Natural English Course, How to Answer the Question “How Are You?”, Think in English with Easy Everyday Activities.