How are you? How have you been?

How are you? How have you been?

Writer. "How have you been?" is typically used to welcome someone you haven't seen in a long time, say more than a few weeks. Even though you can still say "How are you?", saying "How have you been" or "How have you been?" acknowledges the fact that you haven't seen each other in a long time. It also shows that you're interested in how she's doing.

The most common reply to this question is usually "I'm fine," but it can be answered with some detail as well. If something has happened to your friend, you can ask about it too. For example: "Oh, I heard that your brother died." Or "I'm sorry to hear about your father's death."

You can also ask about her family. Maybe she has a new baby sister or brother. You may not know anyone who would have a new baby, but it's interesting information for her to share. And if there's something wrong with her family, you want her to feel comfortable sharing that as well.

Finally, you can ask about her work. Maybe she works as a secretary at a company you both know. Or maybe she's a lawyer at a firm you don't. But no matter what she does, you can always ask, "So what do you do?"

She can tell you about her job, and you can give advice about whatever career path she might be considering.

Why do people ask how you have been?

"How have you been?" is a frequently asked question by native English speakers. It's asking what you've been up to and how your life has been since a given point in time. Perhaps you've been asked how you've been since you last saw each other. Or maybe you email each other regularly and want to know what's new with someone who is very important to you.

Asking how you have been tells you something about the person who is asking. If they don't care enough to find out more about your life since their own, then they aren't that close of friends. Same thing if they only want to know how you're doing right now - not how you are as a whole person.

It's a polite way of saying "I'm interested in how you're doing", "I'd like to hear about your life", or simply "What's going on in there?" when pointing to your head.

There are many different ways to answer this question. You can say "I've been good, thanks" or "Not too bad, yourself?" If you have been badly treated, you can also say "I'm fine." All three answers are correct. The way you respond will tell the listener what kind of friend you are- whether you pay attention to them or not.

So, how have you been?

How long have you been here?

"Can you tell me how long you've been here?" This is used to ask someone how many days/weeks/months they have spent in a specific location. You can also use this with years if necessary.

You can say "days", "weeks", "months", or "years". The second way of answering requires that you know how many days, weeks, months, or years you have been living there. For example, if you have been living here for a month and it has already been a year since you moved here, you can say "one year" when asked how long you have lived here. If you don't remember how long you have been living somewhere, just say so. It is better to be safe than sorry.

People usually want to know how long you have been here because they are interested in hearing about your history here. It's also good to note how long you have been here for because it gives an idea of where you live and what city you are in.

You can respond to this question in several different ways depending on the situation.

What is the best answer to "how have you been?"?

You might also use the present tense to ask, "How are you?" However, because you care about your buddy and are aware that he is ill, it is preferable to inquire, "How have you been?" "Oh, I've been fantastic," he may remark, or "I've been feeling much better." Here's another one: "How is school?" Not only is this a polite question to ask, but it also allows your friend to tell you about his or her activities without having to go into great detail.

As for your question, "How have you been?" the best answer can vary depending on the person you're asking and the time frame over which you conduct the inquiry. If you ask someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer, for example, you will most likely receive an honest reply regarding their current condition. However, if you talk to someone who has recently recovered from such a diagnosis, you may get a more upbeat response as they look forward to the future.

If you ask someone how they have been, you want to know not only what effect the illness or situation has had on them but also whether they have any advice for others who find themselves in similar circumstances. This way you can help them if they need it and they can still give you a full report on their health if they feel like it can't hurt anyone else.

How long have you been here?

How long have you been at this place? Your response would be the time since you landed, which normally includes the first day (or other unit of time) but excludes the current day (or other unit of time): I've been here four days now. The answer is that you have been here for four days.

Time passes very quickly when you're having fun. If you want to remember a moment forever, record it in writing or video. Images are also great for memory storage. You can look back at images of times you had fun with your family or friends.

The more you live life, the more time you spend waiting for the future to arrive. Don't let this lesson pass you by; make sure you live each day like it is your last, because one day you will really feel like quitting.

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What to reply to: How have you been?

Short responses to the question

  • “Not bad!”
  • “Never been better!”
  • “Could be better.”
  • “A little crazy actually!”
  • Hectic!”
  • “Busy, busy.”
  • “As usual.”
  • “I’ve been traveling quite a bit since we saw each other last Christmas.”

How do you answer, "How’s your love life?"?

We've compiled a list of suitable replies.

  1. “Fine, how’s yours?” This works best as a response to the “how’s the love life” question from someone in a marriage/long term relationship.
  2. Coy lies.
  3. 3. ”Let’s find out”
  4. Just add wine.
  5. This face:
  6. 6. “
  7. “It’s critical but stable”
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About Article Author

Cindy Litton

Cindy Litton is a relationship counsellor with a degree in psychology. She has been counselling for five years and her experience ranges from individual to couples therapy, as well as providing support for those experiencing emotional distress. Cindy's passion lies in helping others identify their strengths and weaknesses so they can act on them, and be in more fulfilling relationships.

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