my questions may seem a little stupid , but as american culture is very different from mine sometimes I get confused.
ok, my first question is : I wrote a message to a friend and he answered .The last line of his message was : And how's it going with you? I hope all is well
as after the question he said hope all is well, was he expecting me to anser the question ?
second question : I wrote a friend for birthday and the answer was :
thank you very much!!Nice wishes especially coming from good friends like you make the day very special!!
I am just a friend among all the friends ?
1. Yes, but probably you should just keep your answer brief and don't say something that will require him to ask additional questions. "Things are going great, thanks!" or "Things are a bit tough at work, but it will be okay."
Then add "Hope things are going well for you, too" or something like that.
2. You are a good friend. How many other friends there are like you, I cannot know. I would understand that you were not "significantly more special than absolutely anyone else." (That is, if you thought you had a romantic understanding with this person, you were mistaken. However, if you count this person as a good friend, you are correct.)