cómo están

cómo están(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (third person plural; in questions)
a. how are they
¿Viste a los García? ¿Y cómo están?Did you see the Garcias? How are they?
b. how are the
¿Cómo están hechas las empanadillas? ¿Están fritas o hechas al horno?How are the little empanadas made? Are they fried or baked in the oven?
2. (second person plural; in questions)
a. how are you
"¿Cómo están después de las vacaciones?" preguntó el profesor a sus alumnos el primer día de clase."How are you after the vacation?" the teacher asked his students on the first day at school.
3. (third person plural; in statements)
a. how they are
Llamó la tía Amanda preguntando por las gemelas. Quiere saber cómo están.Aunt Amanda called to ask after the twins; she wants to know how they are.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Todos se preguntan cómo están hechas estas prendas superligeras.Everybody wonders how these ultra-light clothes are made.
Nos gustaría saber cómo están tratando de resolver la situación.We'd like to know how they are trying to solve the situation.
4. (second person plural; in statements)
a. how you are
Si alguien les pregunta cómo están, digan simplemente que bien.If anyone asks how you are, just say you're fine.
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