I know some Spanish but I am the type that wants to make sure I am using it right. I work with some people that are Mexican who are helping me. I'd like to be familiar with the informal, "everyday" ways of speaking.
"Como estas?" seems to be preferred, but I wonder about other ways to express this, like "How's it going?" or "What's new?" (and ways to answer these like "mas o menos.")
Also, for those who are familiar with this, I use the Im Translator online which is great, but it seems like it sometimes gives interpretations that are TOO literal, and changes the tense or person. And the "back translation" is a little confusing. Any thoughts?