“How do you like it so far?”

English Lesson: How do you like it so far?

You just met a new employee at your company who has been working there for a few days. After introducing yourself, you make some polite small talk.

How do you like it so far?

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How do you like (something)?

This is how you ask for someone's general opinion of something. It's similar to asking "Do you like ___?" but it's a more relaxed-sounding question. You usually ask "How do you like ___?" when you're first finding out what a person thinks about a new situation:

How do you like your new house?

How do you like working with Randall?

So how do you like California?

A good answer to "How do you like ___?" is something like:

It's great!


It's been pretty tough, actually.

You might mix "How do you like ___?" with "What is ___ like?" but they're different. Ask "How do you like ___?" to get someone's review or rating. Ask "What is ___ like?" to hear a description.

so far

"So far" means "until now". Use it for something that's going to keep going. For example, if you've watched 3 episodes of a TV show that is going to continue for a whole season, you can say:

I like it so far.

As another example, if you bought an old used car and your friend asks if you've had any problems with it, you can answer:

So far it's running just fine.