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how about...? (2)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase how about...? (2)

Meaning

You can use this to ask for information that's related to what's already been mentioned.

For example

  • "Dad's fine, thanks."
    "How about your mother? How's she doing?"

  • "I speak fluent Japanese."
    "How about Chinese?"

Note:
Also "what about...?" as in "What about France? Did you go there too?"

Quick Quiz

I was asked "How about languages?" at the job interview. I said,

a. "Yes, I speak languages."

b. "I can also speak Spanish."

c. "Languages are important."

Contributor: Matt Errey