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"Ça va, merci."

Translation:I am fine, thank you.

January 8, 2013

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"It goes." or "It's going fine." Should be acceptable answers. It is literal but still often used as a reply to "How goes it? How's it going?"... 'Ça va, merci.'

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"It is going fine" is already accepted.


Remy to the rescue!


This is confusing. "ça" means "that,this, it" and "va" means "doing well?" IDK

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Please have a look at my comment above.


so it can be translate using the general meaning of the each word? Is the words ça va just have its own special definition?

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"ça va" is an idiomatic phrase in French that means "I am fine/I am doing well". "It goes" is now accepted, as a literal translation of "ça va".


I wrote "ça va?" with a question mark and was accepted. Is that still correct? Difficult to tell inflictions with that voice.


"ça va, merci" is an answer, not a question.


I know, I just meant that you could say "ça va? merci" also. When I was tested on the phrase, I just listened to it spoken so I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be the question or the answer. From the infliction, I inferred that it was the question. I don't know why my answer was accepted, so that's why I asked.


ze program doesn't seem to care much about your punctuation, just the words and their order.


ça= it can il also mean it? and can ils be used for objects?


Not in this expression, but yes, ça can mean it, since it is the familiar/oral version of "cela" (= pronoun "that")

-it/that goes fast = ça/cela va vite

Since all nouns, including animals and objects, have a gender, pronouns il(s) and elle(s) are used also for them:

-les voitures sont rouges, elles sont rouges

-les arbres sont verts, ils sont verts

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