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X は(どう/いかが)ですか as “How is X?”

X は(どう/いかが)ですか as “How is X?”

どうですか and いかがですか are used to inquire about one’s opinion about something. いかがですか is the more formal version of this construct.

Example(s):

勉強はいかがですか。
Benkyou wa ikaga desuka.
(How are your studies?)

昨日の試験はどうでしたか。
Kinou no shiken wa doudeshitaka?
(How was yesterday’s test?)