What is the answer to 'How are you' in Italian?

Bene, grazie, e tu [or Lei] is an Italian answer to the question 'How are you'. In the word by word translation, the adverb 'bene' means 'well'. The interjection 'grazie' means 'thank you'. The conjunction 'e' means 'and'. The personal pronouns 'tu' and 'Lei' mean 'you'. The word 'tu' is the form that's used within an individual's close circle of family and friends. The word 'Lei' is the form that's used with an individual who's senior in age or position, or who isn't part of that close, familial and friendly circle. The phrase is pronounced 'BEH-nay GRAH-tsee-ay ay too [lay]'.