"I am fine, thank you."

Translation:Ça va, merci.

February 18, 2013



"je suis bien, merci" Also correct?

February 18, 2013


"Je suis bien, merci" would be the answer to a question like "es-tu bien assis ?" or "as-tu assez chaud ?".

February 19, 2013


Ca va, merci. Is that answer okay?( sorry, i can't type the correct Ca...)

January 4, 2016


I wrote that also and it was marked incorrect

April 8, 2016


That's what I put and it was accepted.

November 1, 2013


Same here but it's correct

February 9, 2014


Salut ca va

July 14, 2018


Me too, marked correct

June 10, 2015

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    July 17, 2015


    In fact, I answered "Je suis bien, merci" (a literal translation) and it was judged correct.

    July 30, 2013


    Ça va bien, merci is also marked correct.

    November 1, 2015


    751 days streak?... what a dedication

    March 25, 2017


    It wasn't for me! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    April 29, 2016


    How are you taking so many courses?

    July 4, 2016


    Hi RobinSeptiplie. I did one language at a time, but now feel it is better to stick to just one language till one gains a reasonable fluency. Wish you all the best for your language studies.

    July 4, 2016


    I didn't have an option for bien so I got it wrong

    May 13, 2019


    why 'bien' not 'bon'?

    March 22, 2013


    Bien is the adverb well, and adverbs modify verbs. Va is a verb, so you can't say "It is going good" or "I'm good". You have to say "It's going well" or "I am well." Good is an adjective, so if you say "I am good," it implies you're a good person who does good and charitable things like feeding and clothing the homeless and fighting for the oppressed women in Iran. Someone who asks "How are you?" doesn't want to know that, they want to know how you are feeling at the current time.

    February 28, 2014


    Exactly. This is one of those cases in which learning French also teaches English grammar! For instance, I never learned the correct use of "whom" in English, despite years of primary schooling, until I took French.

    January 23, 2017


    I got a word bank and while the answer I put was accepted (ça va bien, merci), the "correct" answer was "je vais bien, merci." neither "je" nor "vais" were words in the bank.

    May 10, 2015


    Same here. Not sure why you were downvoted. Ça was even capitalised, which is always the giveaway that it's the first word of the answer

    March 14, 2016


    So, we don't need to use "ça va bien" instead of "ça va" for "i am doing well"?

    March 30, 2016


    Can I use "Je suis d'accord, merci." instead?

    December 15, 2015


    No, for "I am fine" by itself just means that you are in good health.

    December 16, 2015


    I also thought that would work but I learned "Je suis d'accord" means "I agree" rather than "I am fine".

    May 24, 2016


    Just curious, I know that merci translates to mean "thank you" in English, but is there a part of the word that specifies that the speaker is thanking "you"?

    I'm sorry if my wording confused anyone, but I just came up with this question so don't know how to come up with an accurate query. Thank you in advance for your help and patience!

    February 1, 2016


    "merci" does not tell who you are thanking.

    You have to add the preposition "à" (= to) + a stressed pronoun to personalize your thanks:

    • merci à toi, merci à lui, merci à elle, merci à vous, merci à eux, merci à elles
    February 1, 2016


    That was very helpful. Merci a toi

    February 13, 2016


    In slang, Je is usually omitted when talking to younger people.

    October 12, 2015


    Vais means to go not am

    July 24, 2017


    This is idiomatic: I am doing well/I am fine = je vais bien.

    July 27, 2017


    I also just typed "je vais bien, merci" and it didn't take it. I think this should be corrected!

    March 25, 2018


    I just flagged it.

    March 25, 2018


    How about je fais bien ?

    June 28, 2015


    je fais bien quelque chose = I am doing/making something properly

    June 28, 2015


    Like the less general "I'm doing this well" in English

    June 28, 2015


    Oui !

    June 28, 2015


    Je vais bien merci.. Was it correct.?

    December 21, 2015


    Is vais come from verbe d'aller

    October 3, 2015


    Yes, this is the conjugation of verb "aller" in present:

    je vais, tu vas, il/elle/on va, nous allons, vous allez, ils/elles vont

    October 3, 2015


    Je suis contente should be accepted

    February 13, 2016


    This side meaning was not intended. The sentence is only about my health: je vais bien = I am fine.

    February 13, 2016


    I put "je vais bien, merci beaucoup" and was marked wrong getting sick of these corrections!

    February 24, 2016


    merci beaucoup = thank you very much

    February 24, 2016


    Why vais rather than suis when saying "Je vais bien, merci"?

    April 19, 2017


    In French they usually ask 'Comment ça va?' or 'Ça va?', which can be literally translated as 'How goes it?', which you also hear in English. This might be because in French they have different ways to say 'you' so this is simpler and as such the answer would be 'Ça va bien, merci', which you could translate as 'It goes well, thank you'.

    April 19, 2017


    it did not give me options for "suis" or "ça va" so apparently "Je vais bien, merci" which I'm pretty sure translates to "I am going to be fine, thanks" but in all fairness i am wrong more often than not

    July 14, 2017


    Please read the whole thread about these phrases that don't translate word for word in either way of translation.

    "aller bien" is the phrasal verb used to mean "to be (doing) fine" - a matter of health.

    "je suis bien" is the word for word translation for "I am fine", but it does not mean that I am doing well, but that I am comfortable - a matter of temperature or body position or other criteria.

    So, "I am going to be fine" translates to "je vais aller bien".

    July 16, 2017


    Similar problems too. ??? The program is inconsistent. Also my mic switches to " wrong, try again etc. " Before I have finished speaking the first word of any sentence? Anybody else having this problem?

    October 23, 2017


    Would ça va bien, merci be right

    March 23, 2018


    I believe so. This discussion page seems to be a real backwater. It is so old, it is spooky!

    April 24, 2018


    I did Ca va Bien, merci. And it was marked right. Is this OK? Thanks

    May 31, 2018


    I would say " Ca va bien, merci." or "Merci, ca va bien" any comments from a french person???

    June 17, 2018


    Join my club friends! Club code - SCFUHM

    July 10, 2018


    Je suis bien merci

    July 11, 2018


    I am confused thought am was suis now shows am as vais are they both correct

    July 11, 2018


    Yep tried and it works do you take the time to put in the special accent marks on your answer

    July 15, 2018


    Won't it be Ca Va bien, merci

    July 27, 2018


    How is this an adverb lesson?

    September 8, 2018


    "Bien" is an adverb.

    September 9, 2018


    The confusion is because we say 'I am fine' when what we should be saying is 'I am doing fine'. 'Doing' is a verb and so 'fine' is an adverb. Hopefully that makes sense to you.

    September 9, 2018


    Like my prof says, "don't think in English when trying to answer in French"

    October 12, 2018


    How to write C letter different ??

    October 21, 2018


    Ça va merci?

    November 12, 2018


    Because the answer is 'I am well, thank you', you need 'bien' because this means 'well'. So the answer should be 'Ça va bien, merci', which you literally could translate as 'It goes well, thank you'.

    December 30, 2018


    What does ca va mean

    November 29, 2018


    'Ça va' actually means 'It goes', like in the English question 'How goes it?' which usually means 'How are you?'. 'Ça' means 'it, this or that' and 'va' is the third person singular form of the verb 'aller', to go.

    December 30, 2018


    why is "ça va" translated into "i am"?

    December 30, 2018


    This is not a literal translation. 'Ça va bien, merci', which you could translate as 'It goes well, thank you' is closer to a literal translation. In English we have the phrase 'How goes it?', which would be close to the French question that this would be the answer to 'Comment ça va?'. In English we would answer 'I am fine, thank you' but in French they would answer 'Ça va bien, merci', which you literally could translate as 'It goes well, thank you'.

    December 30, 2018


    why not ' je suis bien, merci'.?? " bein is well so but in french we cannot answer how are you ?? to i am well "
    is this a reason?? please correct me

    January 9, 2019


    I answered with ça va comme ci comme ça, merci and it said i was wrong but doesnt it also work

    June 2, 2019


    "Comme ci comme ça" means "not so good" and not "fine". By the way, the French don't use it often.

    June 2, 2019


    Shouldn't be "Ça va bien, merci" instead of Ça va, merci"?

    June 29, 2019


    What do "ça" and "va" mean individually?

    July 10, 2019


    "That" and "goes/is going", respectively.

    July 11, 2019
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