Cara Lain Mengatakan “How are you?”

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Umumnya saat kita bertemu dengan seseorang hal pertama yang kita tanyakan adalah kabarnya. Kita mengatakan “How are you?”. Dan, umumnya orang Indonesia akan menjawab “I’m fine. Thank you. And, you? But, tahukah kamu ekspresi semacam ini jarang banget lho digunakan oleh native speakers. Bahkan, hal ini terkesan kaku dan aneh. So, what do native speakers usually say? Let’s check this out!
Selain ekspresi “How are you?”, kebanyakan native speakers menggunakan ungkapan lain yang memiliki arti sama seperti berikut ini:
  • How is it going?
  • How are you doing?
  • How are you going? (commonly used by Australian only)
  • How is life?
  • Are you okay? / You okay?
  • Are you alright? / You alright?
  • How is everything?
  • How are things?

Cara merespon ungkapan ini adalah dengan mengatakan:

Ekspresi positif

Yeah,- good. You?
I’m great.
I’m good.
I’m alright.
I’m pretty good.
I’m doing well / doing well.
I’m doing good / doing good.
Wonderful.
Hunky Dory.

Ekspresi negatif

Well, – a bit tired.
            a bit sleepy.
            a bit ill.
I’ve been better.
I’ve seen better days.
Not that great / not doing (that/so) great.
Not so well / not doing (that/so) well.

Bagaimana sobat Linguishtic? Mudah bukan? Mulai sekarang ganti ekspresi yang kalian sering gunakan ya biar memperkaya Bahasa Inggris kita, dan jangan lagi menjawab dengan “I’m fine. Thank you. And you? Okay, sekian pembahasan kita kali ini. Sampai ketemu lagi.

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