"How are you?"
Translation:Comment vas-tu ?
Yeah, that one did not appear previously. It should be "Ca va?" or "Comment ca va?" which translates to "how is it going?"
I tried it today and it was marked correct. I used Ça va. They must have updated it.
Yep, "Comment ça va" was valid for me, though it did suggest "Comment allez vous"
I think maybe either "comment allez vous" or "comment vas-tu" might be correct as they do mean the same. The first is just formal (or plural) while the second is informal.
HOW do you type the c with the cedilla? Can't find it anywhere on my phone except in predictive text suggestions. Same goes for accents over the vowels.
Im using the default keyboard for a Samsung Note3 - so it may be different for you. But, if you press and hold the c, you will get an option to use the ç. The same goes for other letters. Good luck.
First change the input setting to inlude french keybord. Then click and hold 'c' and 'ç' and other related options will come
You have to install a french keyboard. Most phones already have them...just select it from your settings or go to playstore to find one
You should write ç instead of c because I answered "comment ça va "and it was correct☺
Same for me :( I live in a french speaking country and I definately use "ça va" among friends
Click the doted underlined words and it will automatically translate for u
Surely all these options essentially mean 'How are you?' except for minor differences. How are you? Are you well? Hello, how are you?
I agree with the exception that I think that whether or not "Hello" is included is different. In that one there are two parts, a specific greeting and the inquiry as to state. It's a minor point, but I do think it's different. A greeting isn't an inquiry, and an inquiry can happen without a greeting (either it's implied or previously made).
Is there any difference in saying 'comment allez-vous' and 'comment ca va' in conversation depending on the situation?
Kardste is correct, but "comment allez-vous" could also be used when talking to a group of people.
Is comment vas-tu only used to address kids/subordinates and is comment allez-vous used to address only older people/relatives or strangers? And who are comment ça va and ça va bien addressed to? I'm a bit confused about this
"Ca va bien?" should be also considered "how are you?", as it is used in the same way(or else I've heard it misused.) I've heard conversations that go "Ca va bien?" "Ca va bien." as well as "Ca va?" "Ca va."
My understanding is that "Ca va bien?" is more like, "Are you well?" or "Are things going good?" That is, it is asking if things are even more positive than simply "Ca va?"
Is there any difference between "va?" And "va ?" A suggestion appeared at the end saying I could have used that space.
UPDATE: I recently learned that in European French typography, a space is inserted before exclamation marks, question marks, colons, and semicolons. This is not true of Quebec French, however.
"Quebec French has some typographical differences with European French. In Quebec French, no spaces are inserted before punctuation marks other than the colon. European French requires spaces before the exclamation mark, the question mark, the colon and the semicolon.
However, the "Ramat de la Typographie", a rather popular document among Quebec typesetters and graphic designers, recommends following the European French rule and insert fine spaces before semicolons and exclamation marks, among others. One reason for this might be for mutual compatibility."
Nevermind what I originally said in this comment, see my new comment below.
I think that the latter is something you could only say to a friend or a child, because of the 'tu'. 18/04/2014
I prefer to learn most simple way for now ( Comment Ca Va) and Allez-vous , not simple and haven't heard of it before from any of my French friends.
I answerd "commet" and it was correct then suddenly it changed to wrong!!!!!!!
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I put Comment allez-vous, because I have saw this way in other place. This is a very formal way to say "how are you" ?
i am unable to type that special c character through my keyboard its not my fault
I remember learning in grade-school that "Comment allez-vous?" is pronounced commen-tell-et-vous, with the T at the end of 'comment' emphasized. Can someone please explain why this audio doesn't have the strong T?
They gave me a choice of "Comment ca va" "Comment vas-tu" and "Comment allez-vous" Aren't they all correct?
What is the difference between.. Comment allez vous? And ça va? Both means.. How are you
does it refer to how is it going? because i see "va" and "allons" which means to go?
I never heard anyone saying "comment alley-vous always " comment ça va" or mostly "ça va?"
I did Everything exactly as it was corrected to and they keep saying it's wrong!
if I am asking formally why is it comment allez-vous and not comment etes vous?
Because it doesn't literally translate to "how are you?" It directly translates to "how are you going?". Even in informal it's "comment vas-tu?" not "comment es tu?" The French use aller (to go) rather than être (to be) Hope this helps! :)
It changes depending on the pronoun.
Comment vas-tu means "how are you?", but is literally "how are you going?". More commonly heard for new French speakers is "comment ça va" which also means "how are you", but is literally "how is it going?".
Both are correct but you have to make sure the verb (vas/va) matches the pronoun (tu/ça).
I know it's a bit confusing, so I hope this helps! :)
Hehe...i have always known Comment çava but i had a friend who had the opportunity to learn this glorious *read frustrating language and he sounded sophisticated everytime he opened his mouth to say "Comment allez vous",after noticing how unfamiliar it is amongst Duolingo scholars,am going to hold onto it even with stronger grip.Je aime Duolingo