Mission 2: Learn "How are you?"

Learn how to do a standard greeting. You can practice the dialogue by clicking on a character bubble and taking the part of A or B.

A: ¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás?
B: Muy bien. ¿Y tú?
A: Bien. Gracias.

Notes:

¿Cómo estás? - is the standard way of asking, "How are you?". To answer you can say "Bien." ("Good") or "Muy bien." ("Very good"). When you feel "So-so", you can say "Mas o menos."

Muy - use this word when you want to say that something is "very" (e.g. "Very good" => "Muy bien")

¿Y tú? - ("And you?") is an incredibly useful phrase. You can use it to turn questions around. Take note of the tú?. As you can see it means "you". This will come in handy later when you start asking people questions.

Phrase Builder

Build your vocabulary and number of expressions you can use by learning these extra phrases. Click on the icon and repeat.

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¡Buenos días!

"Good morning!" Use this phrase from when you get up until around noon.

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¡Buenas tardes!

"Good afternoon!" We say this from noon until the early evening, say 5pm.

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¡Buenas noches!

"Good evening!" Use this from around 5pm or around the time that the sun sets.

Conversation Simulator

Click on the icon below to practice answering the question. Try to answer the question like someone is really asking you. If you have trouble, just use the pattern from above: "Muy bien. ¿Y tú?"

¿Cómo estás?

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