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Starting a Conversation

What phrases can you use for starting a conversation in English?

Different ways of saying “How are you?”

Here are five alternatives to “How are you?”:
“How are things?”
“How’s life?”
“How’s life treating you?”
“How’s it going?”
“How are you doing?”

When you can use some of these different phrases, you’ll sound more natural in conversations.

Check out these different ways to greet people and to start a conversation. There are also some useful phrases for when you haven’t seen someone for a while.


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