How are you feeling or How do you feel

I have a doubt. When you ask someone 'how do you feel'. Is it ok to answer, I'm sad?. Or when you ask someone 'how are you'. Is it ok to answer, I feel sad?. I'm a little confused

How are you feeling or How do you feel

I have a doubt. When you ask someone 'how do you feel'. Is it ok to answer, I'm sad?.
Or when you ask someone 'how are you'. Is it ok to answer, I feel sad?.
I'm a little confused about how would you answer the questions 'how do you feel' and 'how are you'.

I'm going to appreciate your help.  Welcome to the forum.

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"How are you?" is a general inquiry or a greeting. We would not usually answer with "I feel sad" unless a close friend or family member had asked the question and we were prepared to explain the reason for our sadness. Business colleagues, neighbors, casual acquaintances, etc. don't really want to know about your emotions.

I'd use "How do you feel?" or "How are you feeling?" (or perhaps, "Are you feeling better?") only if I had reason to be concerned about someone's health.  Thanks!!

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. I agree with you. But if someone ask you "how do you feel?". It would be ok to answer "I'm happy or I feel happy".
I'm not sure if both answers are correct to answer that question.

veroxx said:   Thanks!!
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. I agree with you. But if someone ask you "how do you feel?". It would be ok to answer "I'm happy or I feel happy".
I'm not sure if both answers are correct to answer that question. Click to expand...
That all depends upon whether you're suffering from depression or some other mental problem,

If you've just had major surgery, however, such a response would be strange.

We cannot work here without context.
 So if someone ask me 'how do you feel?'. I can asnwer "I'm happy".

veroxx said:   So if someone ask me 'how do you feel?'. I can asnwer "I'm happy". Click to expand...
As sdgraham has told you, it depends on the context, and you have not yet provided any.

If someone is asking "How do you feel?" because they want to know what emotion you are experiencing at the moment, then "I'm happy" is a possible answer. If they're asking "How do you feel?" because they're concerned about your health, then it wouldn't be a good answer.
Florentia52 said:   As sdgraham has told you, it depends on the context, and you have not yet provided any.

If someone is asking "How do you feel?" because they want to know what emotion you are experiencing at the moment, then "I'm happy" is a possible answer. If they're asking "How do you feel?" because they're concerned about your health, then it wouldn't be a good answer. Click to expand... .Thanks! Florentia52. << New question has its own thread. >>

Now i understand
Florentia52 said:   As sdgraham has told you, it depends on the context, and you have not yet provided any.

If someone is asking "How do you feel?" because they want to know what emotion you are experiencing at the moment, then "I'm happy" is a possible answer. If they're asking "How do you feel?" because they're concerned about your health, then it wouldn't be a good answer. Click to expand... I see my friend in the morning and I want to greet him and know his emotional state at the moment (ask how he is doing).

I say:
Hello, Dan! How do you feel?

Doesn't it sound strange for a native? I haven't heard anyone ask that.
Is this question a formal one?

These are much more common in my opinion (but I might be wrong)
Hello, Dan! How are you?
Hello, Dan! How are you doing?
Hello, Dan! How's it going?
Hello, Dan! What's up?

If I were to greet my friend in the morning with How do you feel? (or, more likely, How are you feeling?), it would probably be because I knew she had been ill, or perhaps had done son strenuous activity (run a marathon, been in a boxing match) the day before and might be expected to be in pain,

If we simply want to greet a friend and know how they are, How are you? How are you doing? or Hows it going? are the likely options in AE.

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