https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vonscotch

Different ways to answer, and ask, Comment ça va?

I was wondering if we could compile a list of different ways to answer the question:

"Comment ça va?"

There are surely a whole load of things to say other than the normal and generally taught few.

Such as:

Ça va bien I’m doing well

Oui, ça va. Yes, it goes.

Très bien, merci. Very well, thanks.

Pas mal. Not Bad

pas si bien not so well

Comme ci, comme ça. So-So.

Does anyone know any other creative or perhaps colloquial answers?

And on the same topic. Are there any other ways to ask the question?

September 6, 2015

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

Oui, ça va.

is more used as an answer to Ça va (bien) ? (Are you fine?) than to Comment ça va. (How are you?*).

Other possible answers:

  • Bien.
  • Je vais bien., Nous allons bien.
  • [(very) coloquial] Couci-couça
  • Comme d'hab, (bien/mal), Comme d'habitude, (bien/mal)

And on the same topic. Are there any other ways to ask the question?

  • how are you?
    • Comment ça va ?
    • Comment vas-tu ?
    • Comment allez-vous ?
    • Comment vous portez-vous ?
    • ...
  • are you fine/ok?
    • Ça va (bien) ?
    • Vous allez bien ?
    • Allez-vous bien ?
    • Vous portez-vous bien ?
    • ...
September 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seppl18

Bonjour,

Il y a aussi :

Plutôt bien... (se dit après un accident, maladie, malheur...)

Je ne connais pas exactement la traduction en anglais.

September 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

Yes. "ça va"? "ça va bien"? "Comment vas-tu"? "Comment allez-vous"? :) All these questions are used.

September 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nico_lrx

Just as a reminder, as many people confund "ça va" with "sa va", you can read this memo explaining why it's "ça" and not "sa" : https://www.lalanguefrancaise.com/orthographe/ca-va-ou-sa-va/

July 17, 2019
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