How Are You ?
The answer Americans give, of course is, “Fine.”
But when Russians hear this they think one of two things: (1) you’ve been granted a heavenly reprieve from the wearisome grind that all but defines the human condition and as a result are experiencing a rare and sublime moment of fineness or (2) you are lying”.
True for French people too, they don’t always understand that “how are you?” is not a question, just another way to say “hi” in the United States
Read more on : The ‘How Are You?’ Culture ClashBy ALINA SIMONEJAN. 19, 2014