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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ça va?, Comment allez-vous?

How’s it going?, How are you doing?
Ça va? is more informal and what you would typically say to other students or friends.

Ça va, Paul?
How’s it going, Paul?

Paul might respond to this question in a number of ways:

  • Ça va: It’s going fine.
  • Ça va bien: It’s going well.
  • Ça va mal: It’s going badly.
  • Comme ci, comme ça: So-so.

Vocabulary Section: Expressions, Greetings, Word of the Day