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In English, when meeting someone you haven't seen for a while, you might ask, "What have you been up to lately?"

What is the equivalent question in Spanish?

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It's depends on the formality and how familiar you are with the person. You can say:

  • ¿Qué es de tu vida? (informal)
  • ¿Qué haces(últimamente)? (informal)
  • ¿Dónde te metes/habías metido? (very informal)
  • ¿A que te dedicas/estás dedicando? (semiformal, formal if formulated with usted)
  • ¿Todo igual? (neutral)
  • ¿En que has estado últimamente? (neutral)
  • ¿Que has estado haciendo últimamente? (familiar but not informal)
  • ¿Que novedades? (see comments)
  • ¿En que andas? (informal)
  • ¿Como va todo? lit. "How it's going?"
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¿En qué has estado últimamente?, may be used too. – Nicolás Jan 17 '12 at 12:44
¿Qué has estado haciendo últimamente?, ¿Qué novedades?, ¿En qué andas?, ¿Cómo va todo?, etc. – César Jan 17 '12 at 14:22
Añadidos, gracias :) – Laura Jan 17 '12 at 16:43

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