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how about...? (2)

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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."

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Contributor: Matt Errey