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"Hi, how are you doing?"

Translation:Salut, comment ça va ?

April 8, 2018

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[deactivated user]

    what is coucou??????

    April 8, 2018

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

    Forget about it for the time being, it is rather childish or reserved for adults who are very close to each other.

    April 9, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Well, then, that was a ridiculous correction it gave me!

      April 9, 2018

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

      The staff at Duolingo have created or edited some sentences with errors. We are expecting them to fix those asap.

      April 10, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        I was corrected from Bonjour, comment ca va to Coucou, comment ca va (with cedillas). I know I should have written Salut

        April 8, 2018

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

        It seems like this "coucou" is an issue for others as well. This really confused me! Can Duolingo fix it so it's not an issue? i have no problem learning in context, but a brand-new word in the middle of nowhere as a correction is kind of misleading. Thanks!

        April 25, 2018

        [deactivated user]

          ...and really irritating! I get enough corrections for mistakes I truly made (and typos, which are still my error). But getting corrected with a word that had not previously been presented is extremely irksome.

          April 26, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidCarta7

          Wait salut can be hello and goodbye

          July 25, 2018

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

          Do you ask people how they are after saying goodbye?

          July 26, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neo527508

          Oy my gosh! why is it coucou, why not bonjour or salut!?

          May 23, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zelando555

          I typed in "Bonjour ça va" Is that wrong?

          May 10, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhyskelly5

          This worked for me. My question is how is "Comment ca va" different than just "ca va"?

          July 24, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cecilia904463

          If you have bonjour in front, it's just ca va

          March 15, 2019

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

          I wrote - Bonjour comment allez vous - And it was accepted.

          August 31, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ianbandit1

          what is coucou? I've never, ever come across this. if it is colloquial it should be in a later section for jargon

          April 21, 2018

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

          That's right. "Coucou" is mostly baby talk but also used among adults who are very close to each other, as a colloquial, affectionate "hello".

          This word was added by Duolingo staff, not by the course contributors' team in charge.

          April 22, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuthZ1..

          My close female friends often use coucou, sometimes abbreviated to cc. Mostly they use it like boo! in English. But it is very informal, maybe like saying hiya or hey!

          May 30, 2018

          [deactivated user]

            I just looked it up: "Definition: (exclamation) hello, hi, peek-a-boo; cuckoo (clock)" and they show a photo of a woman playing peek-a-boo with the baby. Someone at Duolingo must've been playing a joke when they created this response. Not funny to us! The source I used: https://www.thoughtco.com/coucou-vocabulary-1371791

            April 21, 2018

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

            Coucou! Love it. Can hear Marcel saying it to Albertine...

            April 29, 2018

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

            wondering if "bonjour, qu'as-tu?" (marked wrong; it's been drilling "salut, comment ça va?") would be a reasonable response and just an algorithmic issue or actually incorrect.

            October 18, 2018

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

            "Bonjour, qu'as-tu ?" means "Hello, what do you have?".

            October 20, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lullaby180

            No, StanYen, it's not and nobody would say bonjour, qu'as-tu ? It is very formal. Here the context using salut, is informal, so it doesn't match qu'as-tu.

            January 23, 2019

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RickE57

            is often informally reduced to just "bonjour/salut, ca va"

            February 1, 2019

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LANGUAGES-LOVER

            Bonjour is more used than salut

            May 4, 2019

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RickE57

            that's true, but my relatives often use it for people they are close to. Is it perhaps more intimate?

            June 23, 2019
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