what would be a good response to- ¿Qué tal?
what would be a good response to- que tal?
bien gracias! y tu que tal?
This question confuses me too. The meanings of ¿Qué tal? are: 1.What's up? 2.How are things? 3.How are you? 4.How do you do? In response to #1 I might say not much or nada. To #3 I'd say very well or muy bien.
Even though it appears to have many meanings to my mind it is just a greeting and requires a similar simple response. I mean if you take it to literally mean "how are you" as we say in English and then the person starts going on about their arthritis, then moves onto their irritable bowel problems and then finally their diverticular disease, etc, etc, you begin to wish you hadn´t asked, hehe.
So I can simply say ¿Qué tal? in return. Is this correct? Hi Alicia, no you cannot.
You got to say:
bien, y tú ¿qué tal? pues ando así así...y tú qué tal?
¿Qué tal? = How's it going? The best answers to this question is... Very good, thanks! = ¡Muy Bien, Gracias! Not so good. And You? = No tan bien. ¿Y tú? Ok= Regular
I sometimes say "Soy gordo y feliz y muy contento." Or, "¡Oye, mi vida es loca!" Or, "Dos, tres," (while grinning and shrugging my shoulders).
Almost any reply is OK, because mostly the phrase is used among friends or at least acquaintances.
This question confuses me too. The meanings of ¿Qué tal? are: 1.What's up? 2.How are things? 3.How are you? 4.How do you do?
In response to #1 I might say not much or nada. To #3 I'd say very well or muy bien.
But I think you're saying it's more of a greeting that doesn't really expect an answer. Like when we say How are you? but we don't really want to know. (At least in the US I do see that a lot.)
So I can simply say ¿Qué tal? in return. Is this correct?
The same: "¿Qué tal?", or "¿Qué hay?".
It is like saying "How do you do?" to another "How do you do?", except for "¿Qué tal?" is not necessarily formal.
Que tal is asking "whats going on, whats up, etc etc.
A proper response would be "todo va bien", or nada mucho, or solething s little mlre advanced like "he estado occupado".
Replying with estoy bien, or bien would be weird. In english that would be like asking someone "whats going on" (Que tal) and replying with "im good"( estoy bien). That would not make sense.
Bien gracias! Y tú ¿ qué tal?
Except for the spelling mistakes, I agree with this answer.
Lazarus, if I say "qué tal?" to you and you answer back "qué tal?" I would certainly be surprised to say the least.
YOu can say almost anything to qué tal except qué tal.
if you don't want to say bien, you could say más o menos - more or less
Isn't a ¿Qué tal? reply to a ¿Qué tal? question just like in English when someone says, "what's up?" and they are not necessarily looking for an answer (just in passing) and you reply, "what's up?" back.