Is Que tal also used formally?

IanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is Que tal also used formally?

I thought Que tal?was an informal greeting.  Given as a correct form in your answers whe greeting an elderly man.


Asked 4 years ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ian

¿Qué tal? is used in both, informal and formal situations, so you can greet an elderly person with ¿qué tal?

Saludos

Inma

DeletedB1Kwiziq community member

Mmm my Spanish Profe native speaker /teaches University Spanish language and Literature says it would be more respectful speaking to an older person you don’t know to use the definitely formal está.  And not ¿Qué tal? 

Is Que tal also used formally?

I thought Que tal?was an informal greeting.  Given as a correct form in your answers whe greeting an elderly man.


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