How do you say “how are you” in Spanish?
Easy answer: “¿Cómo estás?”.
This is probably one of the most basic phrases that people learn in Spanish and one of the first things you learn in Spanish courses.
However, in real life, the question: “¿cómo estás?”, is just one of the many ways that native speakers have for asking each other how’re they doing.
Of course, if you want to use the basic phrase, you can use it in all your conversations, but what if a native speaker hits you with a different one?