"How are you?" in French
After you greet someone, you’ll want to ask how they are or how’s it going. Here are some common questions that follow a greeting.
How to say "How are you?" in French
For friends or family:
For strangers or more senior people:
What do you say if someone asks you one of these questions?
A common follow-up question is, "And you?", "Et toi?" or more formally "et vous?"
If someone tells you that he or she is not feeling well you could say the following…
If someone is feeling great you might want to say the following…
The above words are extremely important. From experience, I know that the most important phrase in any language is how to say you’re sorry! Others disagree. They say that there are THREE important phrases that you absolutely must know in any language. They are:
Hmm, I can’t think of a situation in which I’d need to use all three, but I’ll leave it to your imagination! That’s it for today’s lesson.
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team