"Bonjour, ça va bien ?"

Translation:Good morning, are you doing well?

January 28, 2013

418 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JeromeReed

So if I'm getting this correctly:

Ca va bien? (ending with a high note) is asking me a question yes.

so I can reply with: Ca va bien or Ca va without any issues right?

November 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Yes, that's right.

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/clovice57

Yep

July 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Abderrahim329560

Bonjour

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/VandanaShu12

Hi

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BenjaminRic

I think so

December 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/itssdamilolaxo

Yep

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pippa799767

You are correct if you say that instead right?

March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VandanaShu12

I cant get your question

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JustinaPet

What is the difference between "ca va" and "ca va bien"?

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AccursedThought

In this context it's a question and ca va? asks "How are you doing?" while ca va bien? asks "Are you doing well?" so it's a similar sentiment.

January 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/olympianqueen

Merci beaucoup pour la clarification.

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/azaria661314

Does that mean " thank you very much for the clarification" just wondering?

April 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zohreh719187

Si, c'est correctement.

July 7, 2017

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When you ask "ça va?" you let it open to any answer.

For example: Ça ne va pas très bien. (I'm not very well.).

When you ask "ça va bien?" you are being positive and wanting a positive answer from the person you asked it. Although the person can even reply it in a negative way.

For example: Non! Ça ne va pas bien. (No! I'm not well.).

Got it?

October 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AliCybermind

Thanks indeed dear pablo.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Floatingirl03

Ca va means" it's ok", but Ca va bien means "Things are going well."

March 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenna250409

Ça va also means "how are you?" but with a question mark (ça va?)

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AminaAyoub2

Well, Ca va is "good morning, how are you?" while ca va bien is "Good morning, are you doing well?" so they both are in the same context only different wording. Give me a thumbs up if this helped.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnabelMoreno

The pop up box told me that ca va bien, translated to I am doing well. So why doesn't "bojour, ca va bien" translate to "hello, I'm doing well"?

June 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/n6zs
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Hi, Anabel. Of course, you have already read by now that ça va bien can be used as a statement (I'm doing well) or as a question (Are you doing well?). A valuable lesson to be learned from this experience is that the "pop-up box" is NOT an absolute menu of possible answers. It is merely suggestive. Sometimes it has dictionary definitions which may or may not be relevant to the sentence before you. Sometimes it may offer expressions which MIGHT be appropriate---or not. I recommend that you open another tab in your browser for a good French-English dictionary such as Larousse: http://www.larousse.com/en/dictionaries/french-english/aller/2362

July 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnice
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Best description of the use and limitations of the pop-up box I've seen in any discussion. Bravo!

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JodyKafka

Oui what's the difference between saut and bonjoir? there seems to be a lot of meanings for the same words

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tuananhnvh

Salut mean HI (unformal, for example for closed friend), bonjour mean Hello (formal way, for example for your teacher)

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cephlin
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I use http://wordreference.com as I find it one of the best dictionary translator.

June 17, 2015

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Now, WR is generally the first place I look but I still use Larousse for backup or a confirmation.

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SierraChick7

word reference is what my teachers make us use. It can be annoying though as it doesn't quite know how you're going to use the word!

October 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/olympianqueen

Merci beaucoup pour la clarification.

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MandyIs2Kool

Because "Hello I'm doing well" is a statement, not a question. :)

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Ça va bien. It is a statement, the expected answer to the question Ça va bien ?

When spoken, the difference is the melody. In the question the end rises while it is flat or falling for the statement.

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Leafar31

the right translation of "Bonjour, çca va bien?" is "Hello, are you doing well?"

June 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisEkeom

I simply translated it tobnean: 'good morning are you doing well? and it accepted it

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/craisin1

The most natural colloquial English translation is "Hello, how are you going?" (or in Australia "Hello,how's it going?" or "Hello, how goes it?" is often said).

November 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory
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Around where I live, in Alberta, Canada, I hear people saying, "How's it going?' when they meet someone they know. It seems to mean "hello, how are you?" There are francophones in this area and I don't understand their French at all. They pronounce "oui" like "wy" not "wee", for example. I can understand this robot voice perfectly in the fast voice, not so well in the slow voice. I agree with not pronouncing the "s" in "a plus tard" but in "a plus". In school I was taught the kind of French they speak in Paris so I don't understand the francophones around here. When I lived in St. Paul, Alberta where 90% of the people are French Canadian, I used to meet an old Frenchman in the post office in the morning and he always used to say "bonjour" to me and tried unsuccessfully to get me to talk French back. I understood him perfectly but always responded in English. Then he'd say " Goodbye. Have a nice day, what's left of it."

December 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

susan- maybe the francophones have french for second language. I'm from Quebec, Canada and oui is always we. We pronounce oui exactly like in Paris.

May 31, 2014

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I'm in Maine about an hour out of Calias towards Bangor, and we get a lot of Canadians driving though. I hear the "wey" instead of "oui" all the time. Isn't it like the difference between "Yes" and "yeah" in English?

I agree that the difference between Parisian French and Canadian French is going to be an issue here in the states. I've heard they're as different as American English and British English.

Can't hurt to try though, and so I DuoLingo.

July 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

jeffebunny, the word that you often hear is probably OUAIS, which means yes sometimes, but it's more for when you doubt of something.. So ouais is a manner of saying yes, but this isn't the word yes, it's something else. If you tell me, all the girls at school run after me, I could say, ouais, ouais, meaning that I don't really believe you.

July 3, 2014

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That could very well be it! I'll pay attention to when I hear it in the future so I can hear it in context. Thank you for the clarification! =)

July 3, 2014

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Where do you hear “Hello, how are you going?” ??? The other two I hear and “Hello, how are you doing? - I have since found out that might also be heard in Australia. I think “How goes it?” and “How is it going?” are more common.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GeraldSeaLion

The phrase literally translates into "Hello, it goes well?".

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Yes that's right.

March 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Thiagaraj_M

Can this be written "Hello, how are you?"

March 9, 2013

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yes

April 27, 2013

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Yes. I wrote that and it was accepted.

November 7, 2013

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I wrote that and it said I was wrong. So, glad to know it isn't wrong.

September 4, 2015

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Yes, it is two years later. They realized that “how are you” is close, but “are you well?” is more accurate.

May 7, 2018

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I guess Duolingo likes you; my same response was rejected.

February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/IchJeI

J'aime pas le «bien» dans cette phrase.

August 9, 2013

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You can drop it in normal conversation, no problem.

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Pourquoi pas ?

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

ichjel- but in another context, the answer could be : ça va mal

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/amolikaaa

Is it correct translation "Hello, are you fine?"

May 24, 2013

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As an English speaker, "Are you fine?" does not sound natural. "Are you well?" is better.

June 15, 2013

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Oh yes, I'm very fine.

/s

January 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/olyO.o

Hello, I observe that above many people speaks about translations as "are you doing well" or similar "I'm doing well"... but in english, is it correct? I belived that "ca va bien", it is translated as "are you well/fine?" as you have replied. I want to say... For me "are you doing well" is not correct in english, but it is correct to say "are you well". Am I correct?

April 14, 2014

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No, both are correct.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/shimmer579

yes much better

July 19, 2013

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= Oui, ça va beaucoup mieux/je vais beaucoup mieux.

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenD

how are you doing

August 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraAnn84

Why can't it be "How's it going?" if "How is it going?" is an option? Other contractions have been accepted in past answers. Many thanks!

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Report it in the report function!

March 27, 2014

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They don't like contractions like that, because they have a weird system for contractions, and maybe it's too much work of changing that. Try to write the full words, it's safer for keeping the hearts alive.

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Abishanan23

I said 'hi how are you" and it was wrong.

April 24, 2015

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Salut is hi. Bonjour is hello or good morning

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joannanana

I find that the audio isn't very clear. For example, I heard "bijoux" and thought maybe it's "bisous" but it was actually bonjour.. The 'slower' button only adds pauses between the words and although it's sometimes helpful, it would be more effective if the actual words were slowed down, especially since it's not very clear.

February 20, 2013

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The audio is clear for the native that I am. http://fr.forvo.com/word/bonjour/

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bdgawmk

I heard "bojour"

February 25, 2014

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Almost. good job. You only missed the nasalisation of "on".

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/shezhanghao

can't it be "how are you doing?"

August 28, 2013

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Yes, it's the meaning. But "ça va bien?" tends to have a yes/no reply. "Comment" (How) could be more elaborate (but it's only theorical, because in everyday life, it's so automatic, we don't really put attention on it)

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JSM1
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So, can't it be translated as "Hello, is all going well"? does it have to be personal?

October 6, 2013

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It would be rather "Salut, tout va bien?"

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/julioik

Are you ok?...should be right also. And I am doing well .,..is wrong because its a question

February 3, 2014

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Are you ok = est-ce que ça va? Asked if someone is a bit sick, isn't it?

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jdillon777

Can "ca va bien?" mean "You good?"

February 5, 2014

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You mean literally? No, there's no verb in your "you good". Are you good? would be better. But we need a common expression in English.

May 15, 2014

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Some Americans like to shorten everything and do skip the verb, but it is considered slang still. Perhaps later?

April 16, 2018

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Why is this in the pres. Verb 1 catagory?

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Because of the verb aller (to go) which occur in this sentence in its third person singular form va.

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Carol_Vane

why can not translate to "hello,are you well?"

February 22, 2014

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Literally, yes. Now, I don't know what is the more natural and common in English..

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Reynbowz

It didn't accept "Oui, ça va. Comment allez­-vous?" as a response. :|

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

No, because that would mean "Yes, I'm fine. How are you?", which obviously is not the same as "Hello, how are you?"

March 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Brisna14

Why is it not correct to translate this question as: Good morning, are you doing fine?

January 26, 2017

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It is less common to use fine in a question instead of well. It is however quite common to use "fine" or "well" in the answer. Even "I'm fine." is perhaps more common than "I am well."

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AdolfoFran1

That's the problem with any method based on translation. LITTLE THINGS seem more important than they relly are. Ça va is the short for Ça va bien. No matter it is question or not. On the other hand, you might want to ask if anything is wrong and so you could say 'Ça va mal?'.

March 16, 2014

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No, the problem is that they introduce "ça va" before the comple expression "Comment ça va?" Wrong pedagogy in my opinion.

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nan0627

What is the difference between "Comment Ca va" and "Ca va bien"?

April 21, 2014

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Comment ça va = how are you? was shorten in "ça va?" and "ça va" becomes also "ça va bien". (adding a "well)

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Comment ça va ? litterally means How goes it? while Ça va bien ? litterally means (Does) It go(es) well?.

May 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Brisna14

But, could it be: Are you doing fine? also

January 26, 2017

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Do you hear that where you live? Where is that?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/wojciem

Good morning, everything is ok?

May 8, 2014

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Yes, but not only in the morning, can be said at other times.

Everything is ok = est-ce que tout va bien?

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrancisBuahin

I intentionally replied 'are things going on well?' I got it right tbough.

May 11, 2014

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Yes, a bit too literal, but some users reported it because they use this expression, I don't know if it's very common. I think Duo accepts too many expressions for the greetings, it's unnecessary and confusing.

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanFiset

So "good morning, are you doing well" is valid and "hello, are you doing well" isn't? What gives?

June 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hispanicgamer

I translated it to, "Hello, how are you?" and it accepted it. Is it better to think of the question as "Are you doing well?"

July 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/1038637066

i dont get why when it said bonjour it sounded like boojour please help i miht report this to my teacher

January 25, 2015

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You will not hear the "n" in "bonjour". It is a nasal sound "on". https://www.thoughtco.com/french-nasal-vowels-1369603

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/zelmerzawa
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Why is it incorrect when I translate "Bonjour" as "good day"? Don't they mean the same?

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"good day" is rather a dated greeting that is not as commonly heard anymore in English, where we would rather say "Hello" or if it is morning "Good morning".

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7
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Is the translation "Good day, are you fine?" also correct?

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nikolai1233

Hi

August 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nikolai1233

How is your day

August 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7
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Ca va tres bien, merci! et toi?

August 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/redsheets

How's it going & how are you doing should be accepted (or is just hiberno english?)

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AlineBusat

good day, how are you? why not?

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/achu3p

I wrote "good day", but apparently what was wrong was "day" - it was corrected to "morning"?

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Isaac.Muir

I put Hello is it going well and it said the correct solution is How are you going well

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LeaFLOCUST

Why is "Hello, how are you?" accepted, yet "Hi, how are you?" is NOT accepted? This needs to be fixed.

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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“Salut” is “Hi”. “Bonjour” literally means “Good day” so it is only used for “Hello” or “Good morning”. Casual greetings are differentiated in French.

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KARH7
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I got it right! since I commented here it showed up on the my stream so I opened it in another tab/window and saw the right one there! only 2nd try!!

October 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/T.A.R.D.I.S.girl

I wrote "Good morning, how are you doing?" and it is right. Does it really count?

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE
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Yes, it's ok. But it can be said not only in the morning. See here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2618775

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DarleneUns

Just put sa instead of ca

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE
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It's wrong, because "sa" means "his/her".

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

They sound the same, but have very different meaning. Only ça is possible in this sentence!

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mrhickey

Bounjour - is it hello or good day, or good morning? also we tend to say are you keeping well rather than doing well...

June 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Where are you from? "Hello" is always right for "Bonjour". In the morning "Good morning" will be translated as "Bonjour" in French. Are you keeping well? is a different question to me about you doing something to keep yourself well. "Are you doing well?" is the same as "Are you well?"

Old English "Good day" would be translated as "Bonjour", but when people are using "Bonjour" now it should not be translated to an archaic greeting.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tra-well

My keyboard does not support the accent on the 'c' in ca. Program should say it is correct but remind about the special character

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/OakDoc1
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With some devices, if you hold down the key for a few seconds, a menu pops up offering you a choice of accent marks.

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrJeef
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Same thing happens to me when I'm using Duolingo on my smart phone.

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/guineapig13

I spelled bonjour wrong and they said i was wrong

July 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hispanicgamer

And why are you posting this if you were wrong?

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/janiellec

How do u really say this? I say, "bonzhur, sa va biun"

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Bo(nasal sound) [zh] [oo] r, sa va bye(nasal sound) https://www.thoughtco.com/french-nasal-vowels-1369603

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/matt.till.

Ça va bien? Keeps changing between 'how are they?' and 'how are things?' How do you tell the difference?

July 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Are you well?" literally "It goes well?" so many options are allowed. "Are you doing well?", etc.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ray.Scott

hi I keep reading (high note) please explain

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fevenabreham

like even though you say the wrong thing it doesnt correct you or MARK YOU WRONG

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Abderrahim329560

Famille

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PK-Gymno
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Bien and Bonne are the same thing then?

October 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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No, they are not interchangeable.

"Bien" is an adverb that means well, as in Are you well? "I speak well" Je parle bien.

Bon and bonne are adjectives for masculine and feminine nouns. "Bon garçon" or "Bonne fille" for "Good boy" or "Good girl"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mac_cheese5

Almost got it :(

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fevenabreham

Oui can va :)

October 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Do you mean "Oui, ça va." ?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MonkeyGrin

If i am a confused soul and need an answer to my confusion about my health then can i ask someone : ça va bien ? ( am i doing well )

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"ça va bien?" is asked to someone, not about oneself. To ask about myself, I would say "Est-ce que je vais bien?"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MeBana010001010

hi

November 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BenjaminRic

hi

December 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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“Salut” is “hi”

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/j2lu

Привет всем)

November 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Deo.
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I'm French and it directly translates to 'Are you good' but it can also mean are you well

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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In English, people sometimes say "good" when they mean "well", but "bien" means "well" and "bon" means "good" which you would not use in French to ask how someone is.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenliet

My answer is correspond with your own why not right?

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Here in the discussion, we cannot see what your answer was, so you would need to type it here for us to discuss it with you or press the report button instead of the discussion button to report it as correct.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/satcola

Bonjour!

December 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FinlayGord

Surely 'Ca va?' Is literally how goes it? And 'ca va (bien)' 'is it goes well'.

December 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dusty_G
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If you were asking a girl would it be "ça va biene" or watever you do to change "bien" to feminine?

January 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OakDoc1
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"Bien" is not an adjective, it's an adverb, so it doesn't have a masculine or feminine form.

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/isabellesolo

MAD

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/soffcaro
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Good morning, how are you? Was correct

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Snow-Flow

Bonjour!

March 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AsifImran1

"Comment ca va" and "ca va bien" are similar? Which one is a question and which is an answer. Please can anyone provide me an example.

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Comment ça va?" is always a question "How are you?"

"Ça va bien." is the answer "It goes well." or "I am well."

"Ça va bien ?" relies on the question mark to make it a question "Are you well? or "Does it go well?" or "Are you doing well?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BrendonCurry
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I thought bonjour meant welcome but that is not correct..

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Bienvenue" means "welcome." "Bonjour" (literally "Good day") is used for "Good morning" and for "Hello".

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/immakilla

I type "Hi" instead of "Hello" when translating "Bonjour, comment ca va?" and got it wrong.

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Hi" is less formal and would likely be "Salut"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gulper69

it can be "Yes, im doing well" can't it?

April 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Not with the question mark at the end, that changes the last into a question. "Yes, I'm doing well." would be "Oui, je vais bien." or "Oui, ça va bien." which literally means "Yes, it goes well."

This is "Bonjour, ça va bien?" which is "Hello, are you doing well?"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fernanda.fisica

Ça va bien? = Are you fine?

April 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pipski007

My french teacher told me that 'ça va bien' means 'I am fine' !?!?

May 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/foreverlarz

Yep. It can also be a question.

May 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/foreverlarz

Why not "hello, it goes well?"

May 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RyeshaThom

So confusing(-. - ;)

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AmritChhet1

Bonjor ca va bein

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/placidginger
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And here I thought "Hello, goes it well?" would be a proper English translation. I looked it up, and apparently that isn't proper English... You win again, Duolingo!

June 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NilePeace

Bonjour cava bein

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AliciaJane1

Why is hi wrong. Only hello is ok ?

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Salut" is "hi" or "bye". "Bonjour" is "Good morning" or "Hello".

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hophop204

I heared bonjour sa flur bien

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JealaineBo

I know that I need to put the accent on ca va bien but I don't know how to do it on my phone or computer

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Hold the c down on the smart phone and you will see accented versions to choose from. On the computer, switch to US international keyboard through your Control panel, Regions and Languages and you can press the ' and the c to get ç.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MosesA.RMa

This is not right, comment çava bien is supposed to mean are you doing well but when I putare you all right because the well was not part of the options duolingo tells me that the correct translation is are you doing well, seriously

July 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Comment ça va?" means "How are you?" and "Ça va bien?" means “Are you well?”, "Does it go well?" or "Are you doing well?" Did you report it there?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ride11

Hi, are you fine

July 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TAhara1

Apparently Hi are you well is wrong?!

July 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Salut" means "Hi" or "Bye" and "Bonjour" means "Good morning" or "Hello".

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mackintoshpa

Hi = hello?

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Hi is less formal and people would use "Salut" for that in French.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AuntieE
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I gave so many lingots and have no idea what that means and what I can do with them can anyone help me.

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Li_id

you can buy stuff from the shop

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nikolai1233

Shux

August 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lentulo
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good morning, are you fine?

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"fine" is used in the answer, but rarely in the question.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Li_id

Why can't I say Good morning you doing alright?

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Doing well is better than doing alright.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BrankoNiko

Why is "G'day, how are you? " not working?

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"How are you?" is less specific and would be "Comment ça va? or "Ça va?"

"Ça va bien?" would be "Are you well?" or "Are you doing well?" or "Is it going well?" or "It goes well?", but I am not sure how many answers they have in their data bank so far.

I don't know if they will accept the Australian "G'day" for "Bonjour". You could try reporting that.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/j5X8

Bonjour= hello, good morning, good afternoon and good night?

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Good night is "Bonne nuit" which is more often said at parting, so no.

https://www.thoughtco.com/greeting-hello-in-french-1368098

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/freewilled

I think ..."Are you fine?" where 'fine' is used instead of 'ok' should also be acceptable

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DuxDub
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Is it gramatically incorrect if I translate it to "Hello, are you doing well"?

September 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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That was accepted for me.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jdkolbinsky

I wrote "Hello, it goes well?" because that is what it means, and duolingo said I'm wrong! I am not wrong, duolingo... You're wrong!!

September 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Try reporting it.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SaidaMarti2

Good explanation

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniela701659

My phone doesn't let me use accents .-.

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Did you hold down the letter which needs the accent to see if a pop up menu comes which would allow you to scroll over the one you need?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sathishmalagi

why not "how you been ?"

September 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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That is the past tense and this is asking if you are well not how you have been.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/harshankur

Google tells me bien means fine. Why cant i write the translation as "Good morning, are you fine?" in olace of "Good morning, are you ok?"

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"bien" can mean "well" or "fine" in the answer, but it is not idiomatic to use "fine" in the question.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sobig

Now its, are you ok? I wrote how are you and got it wrong. and pardon moi is apparently wrong for pardon me. Im confused.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Ça va?" would be "How are you?" but "Ça va bien?" is asking if you are well.

"Pardonnez-moi" is pardon me. Remember to use the conjugated verb form for "you" of the French verb "pardonner". The "tu" verb form in imperative would be "Pardonne-moi". http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french-verb-pardonner.html

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephNavin

Can't "ça va bien" be written as "I am fine" but should it only be written as "i am ok"?

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Ça va bien." can be "I am well." or "I am fine." or "I am ok." ' "fine" is not used in the question though.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KimiUthman

Why can't you say "Hi" instead of "Hello" when translating "Bonjour" to English?

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Salut" is "hi" or "bye" and "Bonjour" is "Good Morning" or "Hello"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mylifeasbr

Why is it that sometimes when I answered Hello to Bonjour, it is correct. Then, I answered here Hello but i says it's wrong and It should be Hi. Im kinda confused rn.

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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No, "Hello" is accepted here for "Bonjour" Your error is probably with something else.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsmaAbdo

There error in the excersices

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/basiltonpitch

okay but how are we supposed to know if i am asking someone how they are doing or telling someone how i am doing

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OakDoc1
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The upward inflection of the voice turns a statement into a question.

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Look for the question mark in the written version.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/craxmen

"Hello, are you fine?" Is recognized as wrong by duolingo. Shouldn't that be added or am i missing something?

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Are you well?" or "Are you okay?" is accepted "fine" is more often used in the answer though.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaguiCuba

"Are you okay?" looks also fine and it's not included in the options...

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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If I am “okay”, that is not as good as “well”. In French, there is another term « comme-ci comme-ça » which basically means “so-so”. Of course, “okay” might be considered better than that, or the same thing as that, depending on the person. “Okay” means that there is nothing wrong with me, but “well” is a positive term. Not only is there nothing wrong with me, but I am also thriving. However, I believe that OK is now accepted, so you could try reporting it. Or did you mean without “Hello” or Good morning”, I should not have shortened it, because that is still required. I fixed that now.

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bbeimers1

Bon matin

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Not used in France and it is considered an "anglicism" in Canadian French. They say "Bonjour" rather than the literal version of "Good morning".

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bbeimers1

No.. Means good day.. Not good morning... Bon matin is good morning in quebec ( bright and early)

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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De bon matin (bright and early) That is an expression if you are up early, but it is not the same as the greeting.

In France they will say "Bonjour" for "good morning" and that is what Duolingo requires.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CocaAlObai

i am suffer from french

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"I suffer" or "I am suffering" . What is your native language?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Trin676483

The way the French pronounce things is impossible. Any tips?

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zaira_violeta

It is ok if i put "Bounjour" or "Bonjour" there any different, right? Its a typo

November 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yudimudi

Do you know why "are you OK" is correct but "are you FINE" is not??? I just lost points because of that!!

November 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Are you fine? " is not idiomatic but "I'm fine." is idiomatic in the answer.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanwinkler23

hi

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cassie621437

I keep getting this wrong but its not me. The speaker in my kindle is not working but only for this app and only this 1 day!

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/blackderby

"are you all right" was marked incorrect. It seems they want "alright".

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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They want “Hello, are you well?” or “Hello, are you doing well?” Well is more than alright.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gurjot7

Ca va bien

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kimm.10

ca va bien

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RicardoDes418470

i dont have the letter in my keyboard

December 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What are you using? On phones, you can hold the key down on the on-screen keyboard and options will come up that you can choose from. On a computer you can use an International English keyboard layout that you can choose and type ‘ and c to get ç or you can add a French keyboard layout if you prefer and switching back and forth can be done with a Control key plus a number which you can choose.
http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/French

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RicardoDes418470

i dont know

December 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/corbdale125

this is stupid

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GailRadcliffe

Why is good morning bonjour and not bonmatain?

January 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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It is what they use in France.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ugaazoiyow

its so easy right

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sienna255040

The bien is not clear

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jiminsdimple

I got it right, but it said I was wrong, um, okay?

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What exactly did you put? We cannot help you if you do not tell us.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chiara762943

Ca va bien is: i am well But the computer says ca va bien is: How are you doing? Am i right or is the computer wrong??

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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The question mark at the end of it changes it to a question and the voice goes up at the end in the sound.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bowen493051

bonjour

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bulletrage

does anyone here know how to say "gnarly" in french?

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-french/gnarly

If you mean a word that is specialized in English, sometimes you must translate it to another word in English first, and then translate it to French.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CHERRI258442

Ca va bien means are you doing well so you can not answer the question with a question

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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When punctuation makes a difference: « Ça va bien ? » “Are you well?” « Oui, ça va bien. ». “Yes, I am well.” You could shorten your answer if you don’t want to repeat « bien ». The following is a common answer: « Oui, Ça va. »

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mackintoshpa

Give the word "how" to make it easier to put into English. E. G. Good morning how are you

March 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"How are you?" would be "Comment ça va?" or "Ça va?" ("How goes it?")

"Ça va bien?" is more like "Is it going well?" or "Are you doing well?"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hailie101

I just started and 30% fluent French

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nikolaih5425430

what's the difference between "ca va" and ca va bien" ? I'm confused

April 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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With a question mark at the end, those are questions asking you how you are, but without those are answers to the question and it is not uncommon to shorten things.
« Comment ça va ? » « Ça va bien. » How are you? I am well.

« Ça va ? » « Oui, ça va bien. » How are you doing? or Is it going well? or You okay? Yes, I’m doing fine. or Yes, I’m OK.

« Ça va bien ? » « Oui, ça va. » Literally Are you well? Yes, I am well. Are you okay? Yes, I’m okay.

All those answers are not necessarily acceptable. I am just trying to say that the first set is okay to use in any setting, even formal, The second is informal. And the last is assuming that you are well until you tell the person otherwise. Also we shorten questions informally as well.

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RamyataPurab13

The audio doesn't make it sound like bien at all.

April 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Dittodude
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Should "hi, how are you" not count?

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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No, that would have been “Salut, ça va ?”

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lauraloveslemons

I put 'good day how are you' and it told me this was incorrect... what am I not understanding here?

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Bonjour is translated as Good morning or Hello.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HamzaSalee3

hi are you okay should be okay. dont u think

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Okay is not as good as well, but some people use it that way, so it might be accepted later. Hi = Salut

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenGee0

bonjour is either good morning or good day... why was my answer wrong?

June 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Bonjour is either Good morning or Hello. If an old English “Good day” were to be translated then it would be “Bonjour”, but if you are translating nowadays it would be “Hello”. Or “Good morning”

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gummy.bear2002

I cant right in English so I am stuck on this question

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wfluckett

It seems strange, I live in France and use these expressions every day, and yet I can't get the right answer.

September 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nyx133779

I SPELLED HELLO INSTEAD OF BONJOUR!!!

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mary4622

I´m getting it this is so good.

November 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris623568

I put hi, are you well and it was marked wrong and suggested that i should have put hello, are you well instead...

November 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Hi" would have been "Salut"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/daniyelchio

There was no "well". I chose "okay", as in "Are you doing okay". No option for the word "well".

November 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Next time write down all the choices and there should be something you can use. We cannot help you without knowing what you were given to use. It is also possible that there was a problem, in which case take a screenshot and report the error.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/annawilliamsal11

poo

December 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RameenBilal0

good morning

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alexsaurus_332

i put "good morning is it going well?" it took it as wrong. it said when i put the cursor over the words and that's what it said. Did i do something wrong?

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Try reporting it. They were looking for “Hello, are you doing well?”

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa_Rosel

Bonjour is Hello and Goodmorning?

January 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Yes, either, but "Good morning" is two words in English.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FelicitySpeed
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The english translation is rubbish. No english person would ever say that.

January 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Wrong! We do say that where I come from.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aquacall

This was pretty good audio, usually I say I heard something like ami va to

January 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MackinsonL

That is cool ca va bien

January 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillyBolton13

Bonjour ca va bien should be good morning is it going well

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marguerite584330

My android upgraded and I cannot get French accent marks anymore. Unable to change to Francais default now. So will miss being able to show I do understand rgese

March 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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You can go to Language in System and add a language you will have a choice still between English and French if you add French. On all smart phones though you should be able to hold down the letter and choices will appear of different forms of the letter that you can choose from.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Edim1

Wtf is ça va bien is how are you. Sorry i'm xXxFuckerGamerHDxXx

March 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Ça va?" is short for "How are you?" and the regular form is "Comment ça va?" but "Ça va bien?" assumes they already know you are well and are waiting for you to agree.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/phinehas6

How about "Hello, are you doing well?"

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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It is accepted now.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MajesticSpoon-DS

this is ❤❤❤❤❤❤

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Myra492982

What was wrong in my answer?

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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In the discussion we cannot see your answer so next time please copy it here so that we can help you.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/michellecoleby

this sentence said explain what you hear and I said in French sa va bien and I spelt sa va wrong now I np that's it should be ca va instead of sa va ?? am I write ???????????

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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When they tell you to write what you hear, that must be spelled correctly "Bonjour, ça va bien?" The cedille (the little mark under the c) tells you to pronounce the c as if it were an s . "ca" would be pronounced "ka".

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MathDude

I wrote "Hello, is it going well?" thinking that this would be an acceptable translation. I got it wrong; the suggested correction was: "Hello, is everything going well?" Is it actually wrong to use the word "it" here instead of "everything", or is this just Duo being finicky? Thanks!

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Try reporting it.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jviborelbaker

Wrote in exactly what the translation saids. Still wont complete the task

June 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What did you write? We cannot help you if you don't copy it here.' Did you have the translate from French to English or the Write what you hear?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RyleeArlington0

thing says that it should say "good morning, are you going well" I would only say that to a computer or anything that runs........ not the fast kind

June 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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I had "...are you doing well?"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aidan-B.

answer should be" hello how are you? "
right?

June 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"No, "How are you?" is "Comment ça va?" or "ça va?" and this assumes that they think you are well "Ça va bien?" so "Are you doing well? or "Are you well?" or "Is it going well?"

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah946349

Super tricky!!!

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiHoov

i dink dat dis is dupid

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherRitchie89

Does this seriously mark you wrong for not using a comma after good morning?!

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What else did you put?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nemo46163

Everytime I type this word for one and it says it is wrong...

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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We have no idea what you typed. Please include your complete answer if you want help.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucinda299576

I had exactly what it was, yet it said i was wrong.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Was it the type what you hear? or the Translate from French to English? Did you have the multiple choice, where you must put all correct answers and there can be more than one correct to choose?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gary916174

Frenc or English will not work

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/helene.cot

It really did not sound like bien it sounded like blaine

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianMotta2

Im writing well, but it says that im wrong

July 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What was your complete answer?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/aayush415301

How can we put cedilla in a word

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OakDoc1
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Hold down the "c" key on your keyboard until a menu appears, then choose the "ç"

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/likitha719024

Bonjur

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bubu448287

Is my sentence corect?

July 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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You need to copy that here if you want help. We cannot see your answer.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bella93437

I translated this as "Hello, you are well?" I don't understand why they prefer it to be translated as "Hello, are you well?" Is this because to say "Hello, you are well?" would translate to " Bonjour, tu es bien?"

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jen631186

Where are the accents?

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Are you using a phone? if so, you can hold the letter until a menu appears to choose the correct accented version.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MouhvmedBa

Hi I speak French by birth and I am learning English now, I am looking for a native English who learn French with whom I could converse so that we can evolve in our respective languages. If this tempts you can join me on my Facebook: Muhammed vll or on my instagram: Muhammed221 Thank you in advance and see you soon I hope

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Justapuss

I am a 54 year old English woman and no one has ever asked me if I am doing well. Are you well? or How are you are much more common. Doing well suggests progress in a specific area such as studies or work more than if you are feeling OK.

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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It happens all the time in America.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PaigeAllen02

I thought bonjour meant hello. Im confused.

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Bonjour does mean Hello or Good morning, but what else did you put?

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/alex967833

This has a big im spelling it correctly and it wont let me pass

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What did you put?

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/UltimateMaskMan

srsly......what is diff between "Good day, how's it going?" and "good day is it going nice"

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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We don’t ask “is it going nice?” “Is it going well?” We can ask.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sarasuzanna

I am typing in the answer correctly. DL keeps saying it is wrong but i have typed in exactly the same as the answer. I cannot get past this stage. What is happening?

August 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What did you type? We cannot see your answer here and did you have the Listen to the French and type it in French or the translate from French to English.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DatGoodGay

It keeps saying Im wrong when I am typing exactly what the translation box says

August 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Take a screenshot of this and make a bug report, but verify is this the Listen to French and type it in French or the Translate from French to English. If you want some help here, you will need to copy your answer here as we cannot see your answer here.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KeziaGabri4

It keeps on saying I was incorrect but I was following the exact tranlation

August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What did you put?

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Satanpup666

wait, so bonjour is hello, AND good morning?

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"or", yes

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeyPizzaLuvr

Ok, what's going on? I typed "Good morning, are you doing well?" Duolingo marked it as wrong! That is ODD. Someone help.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Report it

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BethCygan

doesn't make sense

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/trocan
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Repeated bug. Last question, answered "Bonjour, ça va bien?" and the app says is not correct? What is happening duolingo?

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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I cannot verify that the last question was the same as this question. Do you have a screenshot of it?

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VirginiaM.15

Thanks i will try to listen.

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VirginiaM.15

What is being said. Can you type it in english?

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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If you have the Listen to French and type it, then they want it typed in French.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VirginiaM.15

What would i write. Help please.

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ANURAGBHARDWAJ7

Dping it roght but still shpwing wrong

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AminaAyoub2

It says I got it right and it said:" pay attention to the accents" and gave me the answer to the accents. So, I did pay attention but it Did it again and said:"pay attention to the accents." And it did the same thing FOUR TIMES IN A ROW when I did pay attention to the accents.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Did you put the cedille under the c for "Bonjour, ça va bien?" ?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kdrussell
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I wrote: "Hello, how are you going?" AND IT WAS WRONG!? Why?

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Hello, how are you doing?" is the correct version.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Vivi655523

This translation is not the same as the one in the quiz. I answered "Good morning, is it going well?" I was marked wrong because I did not say is "everything" going well? It seems as though this can be translated in more than one way and can still be correct, based on the translation above. Can it also translate to "good morning, how are you doing?

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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No, it can be "Hello, are you doing well?" You cannot ignore the word "bien".

“Is everything going well?” would be “Est-ce que tout va bien ? ”

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jacobsrenate

I feel that my translation is correct!

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BobBrown799016

This is generally hello,it could be good afternoon and how are you is more likely phrase in English

October 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"How are you?" is "Comment ça va?" or "Ça va?"

Bonjour is used for “Hello” or “Good morning”

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/robttink
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Why isn't: "Good day, is it going well?" a proper translation?

November 1, 2017

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It is rather uncommon in American English. This is not a formal, but rather an ordinary, greeting in French.

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NBJWlogic

They say I keep getting this wrong but I'm saying it word for word

November 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What are you saying? There may be a problem with your microphone?

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gaiagoddess

What is wrong with "Is it going well?"

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Try reporting it

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah926479

I translated this as "Hello, are you well?" and got it wrong. Is that strictly wrong, or did I just use a phrasing that Duolingo didn't understand? Thanks!

February 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Try reporting it.

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Orlane272686

Thanks

February 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lyssa407428

I thought Bonjour was hello and Bonne matin was good morning. Is Bonjour interchangeable?

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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"Bon matin" is not used nor "Bonne matinée". In France they say "Bonjour" to greet people in the morning.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alana909933

Bonjour also means good morning? I learnt in school it only means hello, or i just dont remember learning it.

February 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebastian_111223

I wrote, hello, is it going well? but it said incorrect

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Try reporting it.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Brian554646

"bien" does not mean "ok" in the lessons so far.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/OwenAgnel

It can be translated as both "ok" and "good" (and a few others) although the literal meaning is "good".

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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The literal meaning is “well”

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kayra523127

I answered with "Hello, is it going well?" and got it wrong. (The correct answer was "Good morning, are you doing well?" <sub>_</sub>)

March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/OwenAgnel

Yep you're right, it shouldn't really be good morning as "Bonjour" can be used all day in France. Also, "ça va bien" does literally mean "is it going well" even though it's not exactly correct in english. I guess your answer is a little too literal for Duolingo. If I was speaking though, I would probably translate "ça va bien?" "How are you" or "How's it going."

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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No, « Bonjour » does also mean “Good morning” or “Hello”

« Ça va ? » Is How are you? or How is it going?

« Ça va bien ? » is “Are you well? or “Is it going well?”

This should be reported if it was not accepted.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Isai594778

Hi little charly

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RileyRank

It did not even give me all the words I needed for the sentence.

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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You will always be given some words that will work, but maybe it was not in the form that you wanted them to be in, since there is more than one way to answer this. If you tell us which words were given, I can tell you what you could have put. ‘ Good morning, how are you? Hello, how is it going? Hello, how are you doing? What were you trying to put? You can hover over (on the web) or click on (in app) words to see hints.

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DacarnaAbe

i dont get this

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicolas127684
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I think it is "good-day, it goes well ?"

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Except that we don’t often say “Good day” any more, not really. In old movies and old books perhaps? This is used all the time in French for “Hello”. In the morning instead of saying “Good morning”, they also say this. So “Bonjour” means “Hello” or “Good morning”. We tend to say “Is it going well.” or “Are you doing well?” or simply “Are you well?”

Of course, it is even more common to say “How are you?” or “How’s it going?” or “How are you doing?”, but that would have been “Comment ça va?” or “Ça va?”

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Roseprecio

How does bonjour also mean good morning?

May 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What happens is that instead of “Good morning”, the French say “Bonjour”. Different expressions are used in different languages.

May 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MHBSpain

I put "all's well?" I thunk that should be accepted

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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“ all’s well?” Would be

« tout va bien ? »

« Bonjour, ça va bien ? » is an expression which translates to the expression “Hello, are you well?” or “Hello, are you doing well?”

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kgold6

Oui

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PrabhjotBhatia

Why didn't it accept "hello, are you doing well?" but accepted "Good morning are you doing well?"

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Report it as another correct alternative. “Good morning, are you doing well ?” was an answer that had been reported earlier.

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Parth.L

Please explain me what "Bien" is in all relevant contexts, Merci..!!

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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« Bien » means “well”. The French expression uses this word. In English, there is quite a variety of ways to say this. The following link has many uses of “bien” in many contexts.

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/bien/9074

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelsea74060

My answer is correct!!! They dont provide punctuation marks and i can't put them in

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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What words did you use in which order?

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Saeed713396

Isnt good and well the same for bien ?

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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“Bien” is “well” and “bon” is “good”.
“Good” is an adjective that describes a noun. “He is a good boy.” “Well” is an adverb and can be used to say how you feel.

July 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidCarta7

Is are you doing well correct ?

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Don’t forget, “Bonjour” at the beginning is “Hello”. So the correct accepted answer above is “Hello, are you doing well?”

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cody739706

What is the difference between "comment ça va", "ça va", and "ça va bien"? People in another thread were saying that "ça va" was like saying "are you well". People in this thread are saying differently.

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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« Comment ça va ? » is used in French for “How are you?” or “How are you doing?” I hear in Australia that they actually use “How are you going?” which could be the closest to it literally, but we don’t use that in America. Actually, literally it is “How goes it?” which is a much less formal version in English, but the French less formal version is « Ça va ? » which is literally “It goes?” which we absolutely don’t say in English. So, the only difference between « Comment ça va ? » and « Ça va ? » is a matter of the latter is less formal or rather it is informal, as the second is a shorter form of the first.

« Ça va bien ? » assumes that things are going well unless you answer differently, so we translate this as “Are you well?” though it is literally “It goes well?” “Are you doing well?” is another American version of this last one.

August 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TimLongdon

I've never said "are you doing well". And no native English speaker had ever said it to me either. "Are you well?" Or "How are you?" Are the equivalents of ça va bien (or just ça va, more commonly)

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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It is an alternative in America. What do you mean by native English speaker? Someone specifically from England?

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DianaR716941

So Bonjour can mean "hello" "good day" or "good morning"? Depending on context yes?

August 24, 2018

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Yes, but I don’t think Duolingo is accepting “Good day.”, because it is less used nowadays, I suppose. If you were reading a book and someone in it said “Good day!”, there would be no other way to translate it.

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadia564869

bruh i wrote "hi, how are you?" and it said i was wrong because i wrote "hi" and not "hello". the fuck

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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French pays attention to what is informal or not and “hi” being informal would be “salut” and “bonjour” which is literally “good day” is certainly not informal and can be used for “hello”.

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JackTian5

I think "Hi, how are you" should also be an acceptable answer.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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“Hi” would be “Salut”

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JackTian5

For real? When im talking, I use "hi" and "hello" interchangeably

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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Yes, in French formality matters and there is an informal word to use for “hi”. “Bonjour” is used for “Good morning” or for “Hello”.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JackTian5

Oh, I see. Thank you for explaining!

September 23, 2018
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