每天学个英语知识点 How are you? 如何回答?

The question “how are you?” seems to be straightforward, but what is the correct way to answer?

I work in a foreign company and my boss speaks English. Usually I greet him by saying “hello”. And he responds as “hi, how are you today?” I know he asked due to politeness and didn’t really want to know what I am feeling. Can you please help me?

Tina Xu, China

Perhaps you are feeling terrible, but should you tell the person who asked what your real feelings are?

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Remember that sometimes the cultural aspect of language use is just as important as speaking accurately.

Listen to Neil tell Li a few too many details about his private life and learn how British people respond to the question “How are you?”

If you have a question about the English language you can send it to the team at questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk or use the form below. We might make a programme about it!

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