Dear Chinese Language community users, I have the following question. During my learning I encountered the answer 我不是很好 in response to 你好吗？I was puzzled because I thought the correct negative answers are 我不好 or 我很不好. Could you help me out? Thanks!
I'm not feeling quite well, but not that bad.
I'm feeling bad.But this sounds a bit rude/impolite. When you're unhappy and not likely to have a conversation with the guy, you can say this. However, when you are very familiar with the guy, you can say this with a joking tongue.
我很不好means you are feeling quite bad.
I am not feeling so good;
I don't really use
我不好 because I hardly say that or hear people say that in real life, it's a bit unnatural to include the subject "我";
What I use the most to negatively respond to
不太好 which also means
not really good but this one sounds more natural/casual by leaving the subject out. Be sure to use this if you do want someone to care about what you feel.