Alternative Ways To Say “How Are You?” — Technology Blog For Everyone


3 min readJun 15, 2021

If you want to learn a few new ways to say “How are you ?” in English so this type of question always comes from English speakers all the time.

It is a general point that when we are meeting someone or meeting friends at that time everyone is asking the same question.

So there are many other ways to ask so here we have discussed few of them, Common ways to ask “How are you ?”

Common ways to ask “How are you ?”

How are you ?

This is one of the basic phrases in English when we start our meeting with clients, discussion with friends, Your manager or teacher and the general answer from the people is “I am Good/Fine, Thanks.

How’s it going on ?

It is a more informal way than How are you ? but it is a very good general phrase that you can use and you can use this phrase to your boss or senior person to have a relationship with them but the answer of this question will be the same “Fine, Thanks”

How are things ? OR How’s everything ?

This type of question you ask to people to whom you know about their life and you don’t even mind hearing about it.

You can ask your best friend or colleagues about “How’s everything ?” and you will get answer like “All good, Thanks”

What’s been going on ?

This is also a good question which invites people to tell them about their life a little bit and what has happened since the last time you met them so by this way you can get a truthful answer to this question.

Are you well ?

Once you will ask this question to someone then you will get answer like “Yes, I am very well, Thanks”

Hey, What’s up ?

You can ask your friend or close colleague, What’s up and it is an informal way to ask your friend so you will get some short answer like Nothing much but the tone of the answer will depend on the happiness and sadness of people.

Let’s check all other ways to say “How Are you?”

  • What’s new?
  • Are you all right?
  • How have you been?
  • How are things going?
  • Are you well?
  • What’s going on?
  • How are you feeling?
  • What are you up to?
  • What’s sizzling?
  • How do you do?
  • Howdy!
  • What’s good in the hood?
  • Long time no see!
  • What’s new with you?
  • How long has it been?
  • Must be tough, huh?
  • Sup?
  • Anything interesting happening in your life lately?
  • What is happening?
  • How are you holding up?
  • How is life sailing?
  • What are you heading for?
  • How are things coming along?
  • How was your day?
  • How’s everything in your life?
  • How do you fare?
  • How’s it rolling?
  • What’s up with the flow?
  • What’s with the face?
  • How’s everything coming together?
  • Is there anything concerning you?
  • What’s the latest buzz in your world?
  • What’s shaking’?

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