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Video 15: how are you?

In this lesson I discuss common ways to ask someone about how they are to begin friendly conversations, before explaining how to describe how you are.




Different ways to ask, “How are you?”

How’s it going?

What’s going on?

How is everything?

Everything all right?

How’ve you been?

What’s happening?

All right?

What’s the story?

How’s tricks?

What’s up? (American)

How’s it hanging? (Slang)


How are you? (phonetics)

Fine   (f-eye-n)

“I’m fine thanks, how about you?”

Not bad

“Not bad cheers, what about you?”

Can’t complain


“I’m good, and you?”

OK   (oh-kay)

All right


Very well

Hungry   (HUNG-gree)



Exhausted   (egg-ZOAR-stid)

Knackered   (NAH-kud)

Thirsty   (THUR-stee)

Nervous   (NUR-vuss)

Worried   (WO-reed)


Angry   (ANG-gree)

Fuming   (FYOO-ming)

  1. Matti
    11/10/2012 at 8:02 PM

    This lessons is very useful for me. Thank you Chris.

    • kickingsport
      11/10/2012 at 8:32 PM

      You’re welcome, thanks for watching.

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