How To Ask ‘How Are You?’ In 10 Languages

Meet new people and initiate friendly small talk by learning how to ask ‘how are you?’ in the local language.
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How To Ask ‘How Are You?’ In 10 Languages

Whether you meet someone who speaks another language when traveling abroad or want to connect with a person who speaks another language in your own community, you’ll want to know how to start a conversation and make small talk with them. The easiest way to begin in to introduce yourself and ask how they’re doing. It’s polite, friendly and a great way to make a new friend! Here’s how to ask “How are you?” in 10 world languages.

Note: When a language offered several ways to ask this question, as many languages do, we went with the more informal version.

Spanish: ¿Cómo estás?

French: Ça va ?

German: Wie geht’s?

Italian: Come stai?

Portuguese: Tudo bem?

Swedish: Hur mår du?

Russian: Как дела? (Kak dela?)

Polish: Jak leci?

Turkish: Ne haber?

Dutch: Hoe gaat het

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