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What are the standard responses to ¿Cómo estás??

The only ones I know of are:

Bien.

and

Muy bien.

Which both are for when you are well, how do you say ok? or not so good?

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This question can be hard to answer because there may be a very long list. Without thinking too much about it: mal, muy mal, regular, genial, tirando, mejor, bastante bien, fatal... depending in how you feel and the situation. –  Javi Mar 14 '12 at 16:35
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Así así will work. –  American Luke Mar 14 '12 at 18:41
    
Indeed, too many answer and very region dependant –  César Mar 14 '12 at 20:07
    
Welcome to Spanish.SE! We're glad you're here! However, this sounds to me like a general translation question. What are both (bien and muy bien) for? is asking for a Spanish to English translation. How do you say ok? or not so good? is asking for an English to Spanish translation. I am closing the question, until it can be cleaned up or modified to be asking for more than a simple translation, which any dictionary, or google translate can provide, and is off-topic per the FAQ. –  Flimzy Mar 14 '12 at 22:16
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The exact same way you respond to "How are you?" in English: With an answer for how you are doing. Some examples:

  • Bien.
  • Muy bien.
  • Muy mal.
  • Más o menos.
  • Estoy cansado.
  • Tengo hambre.
  • No sé.
  • Estoy enfermo.
  • Estoy sano como un roble.
  • Estoy feliz como un niño en una tienda de dulces.

... You get the idea.

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Another one: Será decirte que regular para no preocuparte. –  Icarus Mar 14 '12 at 21:15
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Do note that @Icarus example is sarcastic. You may use it with a close friend, but in casual conversation it won't convey the meaning you might want. –  vorbote Sep 25 '12 at 17:02
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