How to answer the question "how are you?"

Alexey Ganzenko
Alexey Ganzenko
April 23, 2013
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How to answer the question "how are you?"

As a rule, a person is asked something specific: did it work, did you agree on how the meeting went? But if the questioner does not know such trifles from the life of the interlocutor, the universal “how are you?” Comes to the rescue, Sometimes a similar question is asked to a complete stranger. How to answer the question "how are you?"

Background: we have

Usually a person talks about himself or asks a specific question. In the case when neither the first nor the second is included in his immediate plans, the universal comes to the rescue: “Hello! How do you? What are you doing? ”Often the answer to a similar question is simply“ Hi ”or joking aside. In a situation where there is nothing to ask, some try to be original: “Hi! How is your pulse (the reproduction system, blood circulation, heartbeat, pressure)? ”Trying to find an appropriate answer, the interlocutor is lost, confusingly squeezes out something like“ normal ”, the conversation does not start.

Background: they have

In English-speaking peoples, it is customary to greet each other with the words “How are you?” Translated, this means “how are you?”. We often see this type of greeting on TV, in movies, and books. But not everyone notices that no one undertakes to answer this greeting question. It is noteworthy that some of our fellow citizens, finding themselves abroad at the familiar exclamation “Hello! How are you? ”Begin to talk in detail about their condition.

How to respond

And yet, how to answer the question “how are you?” Since the question is openly rhetorical, it is not possible to answer it at all. Particularly annoying you can otshit rough: "something you need?". Particularly inappropriate looks the question at the first meeting. The abuse of such words gives a person who does not want or can not think. Someone interested in such interlocutors? In this place, an exception should be made for close people, their question “how are you?” Most likely, conceals a more detailed, understandable only to both of them, meaning. If this question is addressed to you by an unfamiliar person, he often does not shine with erudition.