what does my question mean in english i know it is a question but i cant figure out what it means.
what does "¿Cómo están los amigos?" mean?
Since "¿Cómo estas?" or "¿Cómo está?" means "how are you?", the only thing that's different about this sentence is that there is a difinitive subject- "los amigos."
The construction of cómo + estar is usually used to express how someone is, so "¿Cómo están los amigos?" would mean "how are the friends?" or "how are your friends?"
at least . . . that's what I'm deducing. I've realized while writing this that it also could be "Cómo están sus amigos," which is (I think) a more grammatically correct way to say "How are your friends?" but I believe "los amigos" can work the same way, depending on the context.
"Cómo" in this case means "how". Use the translator here - easy to use, and good with single words. It's pretty good with phrases - but don't trust those completely - that's where coming back here for clarification is great.
By the way, please use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation with your questions. This is a learning site, and we don't want English-learners getting confused. Thanks.
I'm pretty sure it means "Where are the friends?"