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"Good morning, how are you doing?"

Translation:Bonjour, comment ça va ?

April 20, 2018

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

My understanding is that Ça va ? means how are you,- you can skip the 'Comment' as long as you say it as a question. Just to keep us on our toes Ça va also means I'm fine, effectively. So, Yves may ask Ça va ? And Carla may answer Ça va. We sometimes do this with "Alright" and "Okay", etc.


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

Ça va literally translates to "it's going", which is why "Ça va" is an acceptable response to "Ça va?". In its question form, it's asking how it's going. Sometimes question words can be eliminated by simply using a question mark. So, "it's going?" would also be asking how something is going. Comment-allez vous would be the formal form.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KDFF11

Oh lala thank you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael392748

Shouldn't bon matin be acceptable for good morning. I understand that it is not used in Metropolitan French that often, if at all. But it is absolutely used regularly in Quebec French. This course doesn't specify this as being a metropolitan French. They should specifically distinguish it from Quebec French. Because Bon matin is CORRECT French, maybe just not for the metropolitan dialect.


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

Yes I think it should be accepted. I think that anything that you can plug into another translator and get the same translation, should be accepted. Mine of course was not accepted because mistakenly wrote bonne matin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bea3_sofia

i agree with you, the portuguese course sometimes doesn't accept the portuguese (from portugal) form and only the brazilian form and it pisses me off, it should be more specific


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaRose722150

The direct translation for good morning is bon matin. Regardless of colloquial iterations, this should be an accepted answer. I speak French in countries besides France... where bon matin is a perfectly acceptable thing to say.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdUC6R

Duolingo, who does your English translation? "Good morning" has a different meaning than "Hello." Yes, "bonjour" can be used throughout the day, but "bon matin" is correct in this case.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MandyB11

If you want anyone from DL to read a comment, question, etc, either click the flag (even on the correct/green bar) and ask whatever it is that's related to the exercise, or go to your personal page. Somewhere on there is a link to give feedback. You won't get a reply, but a question or point which should really be noted by them will at least get read.

If, however, you have a specific question which requires an answer, come to the forum and hope that one of the brilliant volunteer mods or our francophone colleagues will be able to answer you. The only downside to this is that if you're using the app, you have to wait until the same exercise turns up to get the answer!

When starting out I recommend two things. Even if you have the slightest query which you can probably find the answer to in a good dictionary/grammar (one of those is essential if you're serious about learning a language beyond the very basics), come to the forum and read the various questions. There's a good chance that someone's already asked it.

The other thing is to get a notebook or two and write down the DL hints at the start of the subject (where they're given. Later on they stop, very annoyingly), and write anything which catches your attention on a forum. Also make a list of verb endings, vocabulary and so on, even if you have the good dictionary/grammar. Writing it down helps you remember.

There are often links to excellent websites given, and I recommend you write them down and either visit after your day's exercises, or if you've got some time to kill. There are some oddly specific web pages on some of the sites, which answer some really odd questions lol! Unfortunately, you can't click through from the app.

HTH!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary582852

I too think bon matin should be accepted. When I learnt French at school many years ago it is what we were taught.


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

Shouldn't bon matin be also accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucy188052

Yes , bon matin is definitely used for 'good morning' by French Canadians. Bonjour is used throughout the daytime.


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

Hi Lucy and others on here...I did *BON MATIN and I failed...I reported this today. December 13th 2020

Happy Learning!♥️


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

I just used "bon matin" and it said I was wrong. I thought that "bonjour" translated literally to "good day", not "good morning". Timestamp: Feb. 26 2021


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZosiaD5

Ce n'est pas utilisé en France. Ici on dit "bonjour" ou "bonsoir"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/caroline688016

La France n'est pas le seul pays qui utilise la langue française! Ce devrait être plus ouvert . Good morning est clairement BON MATIN! Ne me dit pas que toi tu n'a jamais dit BON MATIN de ta vie entière. Pffff


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BertS193098

Caroline, there is absolutely no need to get irritated about Zosia's remark. She only said that "bon matin" isn't used in France, nothing more. She didn't say that "bonjour" should be used everywhere in the world or that "bon matin" is wrong. Whether "bon matin" should be marked correct or not on DuoLingo is a completely different matter. I think students on DuoLingo should be taught that it is "bonjour" primarely (because it can be used in any French-speaking country), but on the other hand "bon matin" shouldn't be marked as wrong. However, in the current format of DuoLingo it isn;t possible to have both ways. DuoLingo should consider implementing some sort of pop-ups to say something like: "Good morning is usually "bonjour" but in Canada it's okay to say "bon matin". Finally a kind request to you, Zosia and all others who write comments in French: please write your comments in English. DuoLingo is an English-to-French (or other language) learning tool, not a French-to-French. People from all over the world are reading these comments. Most non-French speakers will not be able to understand (all of) what you're saying at this early stage of the course.


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

I agree with you except I find French responses absolutely fascinating! They are not only expressing themselves in their native language, they are also expressing strong feelings. Much more informative than rote questions and answers.

Also, we are all able to translate any language into any other language by using the website called Word Hippo.

I think Duo now has the same service as Word Hippo.

To all native French speakers: Please ask questions in whatever French you speak. Also, since people who are learning a language tend to have better grammar than native speakers, please correct my English grammar mistakes.

Love meeting you :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anaya246

Can we write Bonjour instead of Salut??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pugmaster04

Yes. Bonjour is formal, but can be used in almost every greeting format for french. Salut is not formal, so it is appropriate to use it with friends and family members.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aSf6ryhz

However, the issue is that the exercise asks us what good morning is and the literal translation in france and everywhere else is bon matin (notwithstanding any contrary views expressed by others)..... Bon matin should be accepted or the question should be changed.....


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

Les francais ne disent jamais bon matin sauf si vous êtes chinois et que vous essayer de parler francais pour la premiere fois.

French people never never never never say bon matin Except if you are chinese and you try to speak french for the first time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Serena347

Non on dit pas bon matin mais bonjour


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

"Bon matin" means good morning, yes or no?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

Bon matin is used in Canadian French, yes. But Duolingo is teaching you Parisian French. In Paris only Bonjour is used to say good morning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

but even in French Canada, Bonjour* is usually used (at least in my family).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aSf6ryhz

Yes, it does, in EVERY french speaking country ...


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

"Bon matin" is not used in France. It is not wrong, but it is not used. I'm french, and I never said "Bon matin" only "Bonjour"


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

Bonjour = good morning

Salut = hi

Bon après-midi = good afternoon Bon = masculin Après-midi = masculin because we say un après-midi

Bonsoir = good evening

Bonne nuit = good night

Bonne = féminin Night = féminin


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

Thank you for telling us! I didn't know that before!


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

Yes, bon matin should be accepted. As I am in a French speaking country and most everyone says bon matin for good morning


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miette739570

I think you're right but im not 100% sure cuz I'm new to french


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

Comment ça va ? Is familiar, do not say that if you do not know the person.

Comment allez-vous ? If this is your first time speaking to someone or if you are speaking to your boss.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrisNic2005

Yeah, I agree. But, I guess bonjour is the most common out of all french speaking areas. But, definitely should be used when talking French Canadian.


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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zac55390

    YES annoyed i lost marks for that


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

    No we only say bonjour and when it's the evening bonsoir


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

    in France or in French speaking Canada? It's my understanding that people in France say Bonjour, but French speaking people in Canada will say Bon matin in the morning.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aSf6ryhz

    Bonjour ca va dire en Anglais "good day"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelHoj2

    you have a point


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

    Why is "Salut, ça va?" incorrect?


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

    The prompt asked you to translate "Good morning, how are you doing?" from English to French.

    The reason your answer wasn't accepted is because "salut" means hi or bye, not good morning. You would need to use the word "bonjour" or possibly "bon matin" if you're outside of France. I'm not sure if "bon matin" is seen as an acceptable translation by Duolingo yet, though.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diana358236

    Apparently bonjour means both hello and good morning... Idk I'm not an expert but that doesn't rlly make sense 2 me


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gchoc888

    Think about it this way - bonjour is just "good day" in English. Bon+jour. So it's just like how you're effectively saying "hello" if you say "good day." Except we aren't in the 1900s tipping our top hats, so very few people say "good day". :) (This is much more confusing when you consider that the direct translation of good morning is "bon matin," and that many countries use "bon matin," even if much of France does not... but that's on duolingo for giving priority to a colloquialism and not accepting both, not you.)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

    i wonder if duolingo is american english or english english.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanFox2

    Often it's Gibber(engl)ish


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kolby7470

    Is there any significant contextual diffrences between " comment ça va" and "ça va" ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lena261741

    "Comment ça va" is more of a formal type of greeting. "Ça va" is used with friends or family


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

    Is it really more formal? Or just not short hand like we use with close friends/ family.? Like "s'up" vs "what's up" Ça va? Ça va


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lena261741

    Well, "Ça va?" is mostly used with friends/family. It's also faster to say. "Comment ça va?" is more polite. To be even more polite, you would use "Comment allez-vous?", like with a stranger or your boss for example


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick841600

    Bon matin is good morning, oui?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lena261741

    Yes, but good morning can be translated to bonjour too. But in french, bonjour is basically hello


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

    Technically, bonjour is "good day"


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

    Does "Comment-va tu?" not work here?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lena261741

    Yes, it should work because basically it means the same thing


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SandraNegr947317

    I dont have the accent marks, or don't know how to do them


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saliye03

    U can download SwiftKey keyboard n download French and there u hv them ur accents (obviously perss n hold the keys to access the accents)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Izzy357828

    How do you know weither to say "good morning" or "Hello" when you say Bonjour?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lena261741

    Most of the time, if you want to say "good morning" you would say "bon matin". "Bonjour" is used to say "hello"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonavanWil1

    Shouldn't comment allez vous be acceptable? When i took french in college, comment ça va was a more casual saying (like "what's up?").


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrisNic2005

    I agree. Comment allez-vous is just more formal. I guess Duolingo doesn't like formal.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cynthia901200

    Bon matin, isn't wrong


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

    I'm confused, I was doing a lesson ofc, and it askes me to translate "Good morning, how are you?" to French, so I did, but it said I got it wrong for such a small typo?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom309087

    My teacher told me that 'Bonjour' means 'Hello'.


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

    It does! Bonjour is a greeting that can mean "hello," "good morning," or "good day" depending on how it's used.


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

    '' Bonjour comment allez-vous '' devrait être accepté aussi ...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NinjaKoala007

    Im the only french kid on the bus and people say french words in bad ways.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChloeWilli283269

    maybe tell them that they are saying something wrong and correct them don't let them keep saying it


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MamtaKumar809267

    Hi guys, I hope you all are in a great mood today!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe194411

    Bonjour ca va bien?


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

    My App doesn't have French accent etc. And the error is due to self correction.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John787925

    Most mobile keyboards allow you to download a French extension which will give you all the accents you need and sometimes a spellchecker.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anya413480

    This sentence is being asked to be translated into french before they even taught me the meaning!How do these guys expect me to do this??!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MahakSriva4

    Comment allez-vous


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawnRooney27

    I honestly didn't expect "Bonjour" in this because I thought it meant "Hello."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/omkarpatil890926

    There are two words bonsoir-good evening Soiree. -good evening I didn't understand


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

    This is fun and im not a robot


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giraffegir312834

    The spelling of comment is hard to remember!


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

    The spelling of the French word 'comment' is spelled the same as the English word 'comment'. They are just pronounced differently :-) and have different meanings ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJH99

    same, "bon matin" is good morning . i got this marked as wrong. =(


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soroush426201

    Is ça va and comment ça va the same??


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kathyf_58

    There are no accents on my keyboard!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelJac427131

    Why do you use comment sometimes but not others?


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

    'Bonjour , comment allez-vous ' devrait être accepté


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/julie299526

    How do I find the french accents on my keyboard?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnneMarieS412330

    I got bonjour marked as incorrect just the other day. So today I went with bon matin. And got that marked as incorrect. I am starting to think Duo is a little arrogant ...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samradni3

    When do i use bien


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

    What is the difference between ça and vas?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Risi646515

    Hi all. Isn't it possible to use inversion and write "Ca va comment?" as well? Duo marks it as wrong. Is it just a bit picky or is this really wrong grammar?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Risi646515

    Hi all, isn't it possible to use inversion and say "ca va comment?"? Duo marks my reply as wrong. Is it just picky or is this really wrong grammar? Thx.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LydiaMarsh19

    By saying "ca va comment?" sounds very backwards when you're speaking or writing in french. It makes perfect sense to say it in that order in English, but in French it needs to be switched around.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fateme730551

    What the "comment" exactly means?


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

    Can you say, "Bonne journee"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Acqua899897

    Yes, you can say "Bonne journee" meaning: good day. You can also say bonjour at any time of day.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt582975

    Again with the bon matin. Sort in out!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idogs3

    I had one little typo in my answer, should that matter?


    [deactivated user]

      gars, stop arguing what is used more often. duolingo chip in several answers.


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

      Is so good for French


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonathan978113

      Je taime, je ma apelle jonathan! Je viens de costa rica!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

      bonjour means good day does it not?


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

      Is it uncommon to say "bon matin" in the morning?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melisa.Ann

      Shouldn't "you" match with the verb form "vas" rather than "va"?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melisa.Ann

      Shouldn't the answer for tue second part be "comment ca vas?" Rather than "comment ca va?" Since this is using the second person (you) form of va/vas?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John787925

      There's no second person in the French sentence. It's not literally "how are you", more like "how's it going?" (in fact it's literally "how's it going"!)

      The grammatical subject is "ca" (it), so the verb is in the third person.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/divyansh970307

      What is the meaning of comment


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

      How "Comment" is used and what does it mean?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anushka284136

      What is the meaning of bien and comment


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

      Why is it comment ça va and not comment ça vas?


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

      I typed 'Bonne journée, comment ça va" and they said it's wrong


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

      bonne journée is have a good day. You needed to use bonjour


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary161851

      I put bonjour, comment ça va bien. Why does the bien not need to be there in this example?


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

      bien in this phrase means "well" or "good" . So what you actually translated was "Good morning, how are you doing, good".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

      bien means well... bon (bonne) means good. in english well is an adverb and good is an adjective. in american english the two are erroneously used interchangeably.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrahamSimp5

      Great stuff my child is learning so much


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NandiniBan16

      When to use comment in a sentence


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lena261741

      "Comment" is mostly used in the beginning of a sentence. We use it like "How" in english


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

      what does salut mean?


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

      Duo also uses it for "bye"


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

      When do we use "comment" and when only "cà va"


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

      When to use "comment" and when only "cà va"


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

      How do you access the accents?


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

      Depends on your device. For an Android phone, hold the letter and all the variations will appear, then you pick the appropriate one.


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

      How do I access the French accents on the keyboard?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vidhi516487

      I dont have a french keyboard


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AditiChitn2

      I am confused between when to use À and Au..


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pugmaster04

      Bonne matin, comment ça va? Isn't this correct also?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Priyanjana236113

      Isn't " ÇA VA BIEN?" and " COMMENT ÇA VA?" the same?????


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

      Non. ça va bien (I'm doing well) is a possible response to comment ça va (How are you doing?)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LORAIN.SCOTT

      I think -Bonjour ça va. Will also work here.... I forgot to place comment before ça va.


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

      Shouldn't "Bonjour, comment ce va?" be accepted?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brian.hick

      It doesn't accept "comment tu ça va" for how are you doing?


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

      Because it is not correct. ça va is an idiom. Basically meaning "it's going". Adding comment makes it a question- "how is it going". Responses include ça va bien "it's going well". ça va mal "it's going poorly" (I'm not having a good day/time etc). And you can answer ça va for an indifferent response "it's going"


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

      So easy to learn. Just like a game. Is in't it?


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

      Ca ca was by mistake


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cat441779

      My keyboard doesn't have a way to fix the c in ca or garcon


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronNevin2

      This app only helpd with words yiu dont need to know if you installed it you just wasted storege wait before you comment ik i installed this BECUSE KAH MOM


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronNevin2

      Bonjoir comment ca va should be accepted just becuse i dont have yst c dosent mean i should get it wrong


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahAlikh2

      Hi my name is Sarah khan


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cristinaba692962

      I like french.. It has lots of amazing words


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidAllen616741

      There is no way to write the accents


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PriscillaG611131

      I typed the correct response with the correct punctuation and it was not correct twice, why?


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

      I still did it right but my phone can't get the accent mark for ca va. I should still get it.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.nDgi2b

      I actually not having a french keyboard. Plz accept my eng written french answers.


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

      As my screen is not good i cant click the correct answer so only i chose the wrong answer.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MonicaNaru2

      I want to learn other languages


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawnRooney27

      This is why Duolingo is here to help you.


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

      What's wrong with bon matin????


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

      does anyone know a way to remember the difference between mange and manges?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PearlWhite247165

      i didnt know but i spelled it wrong so i got it wrong


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eva819629

      I agree, I live in quebec an we say "bon matin" as a greeting. Its specific, I stand for it.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hahah.yep

      I use "Bon matin," since I'm French Canadian. I know that Duo is teaching French that is from France (?), but they could have also taken into account that there are also other ways to say "Good morning."


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

      Next time it comes up, go to the little flag to the right of the discussion board button and suggest it. They just may add it.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TolulopeAk12

      It,s not fair i always get it wrong


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anika507122

      I cant find the special "c" for ca on my phone keyboard


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/satya745033

      Bonjour,comment sa va ? Should correct.But its saying wronge.


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

      The man pronounces ça as sʌ and the woman pronounces it as sæ. Which one is right?


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

      Depending on which region of France they are from, both are correct. I believe the man is from the south.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NysaClark1

      Hey hey!! This is the informal way of saying this to friends and family. Can someone tell me the formal version? Was it <>?


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

      comment ça va informal comment allez-vous formal


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JainamDosh9

      When to write bien ? And when not to ? What is the meaning of bien?


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

      bien is an adverb meaning "good/well". It can be used a number of ways. ça va? how's it going? ça va bien. it's going well. ça va bien? are things going well? oui, ça va bien! yes, they're going well A few examples


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KathaleenC1

      How do I type in the accent marks?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J5nA9

      What does comment mean?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna342491

      Bon Martin is good morning ☺️


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

      I think my answer should be correct, please explain why


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

      Bon matin should be accepted and what is wrong with 'comment allez vous'?


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

      There is no point putting your complaint here. The programmers don't look at the discussion boards. The little flag next to the discussion board is where you go to report issues, including "my answer should have been accepted"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michellen829424

      Bon matin seems more precise.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeeDee835987

      Don't know how to put accents in translation


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ikram217822

      We can say comment vas-tu ? It's correct right?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Tq9Rsz

      I don't have option to write ca va in correct form sorry


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rilorz1

      bon matin is correct


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rilorz1

      dam you google translate


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

      Morning in English = matin en francais


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stush5

      How do I put an accent while typing?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.I8FVLo

      Nice way to learn


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelBri218007

      How do you type the accent for the c in ca va?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Clem955566

      Fumble fingers! Therr should be a confirm your answer option :(


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.W6pyNh

      What is the meaning of bien


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.FVBznn

      Hamare phone me option nahi hai


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LakshyaSha761736

      I am right there is some mistake


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

      Doesnt "bonjour" mean "hello" not "good moning"?


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

      No. salut is hello. bonjour can be used as "hello" but technically it means "good morning/ good day"


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

      So, "Salut" is "Hi", usually used for friends and families. "Bonjour" is hello, used for strangers and new people.


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

      Wait a second, can't it be "Salut" too? I actually remember seeing the example thing say "Salut"... I am so confused.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monique448035

      Yep, failed with bon matin which I was taught years ago


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve825104

      Is there a way, on my Samsung phone, to do the french accents. For instance, Duo says to watch out for them but how do I do the little accent for the "c" in ca va?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve825104

      Is there a way to do french accents on my Samsung phone. Duo cautions to watch out for them. For instance, how do I do the accent for the "c" in ca va?


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

      You hold the particular letter down, like the "c" for ç and swipe to the form you need. Just like accessing the quotation marks, etc


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachelle340888

      Although I got that right, it keeps telling me to pay attention to the accents. However, I have no such option, so it's really annoying to get that reminder over and over again.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachelle340888

      Although I got that right, it keeps telling me to pay attention to accents. However, I have no such option, so it's really annoying to get that message over and over again.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danisaur8

      Shouldn't adding bien at the end be aloud


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/parsa82

      I wrote comment ce va then the check my answers then it said that's wrong!!!


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

      Because it was. ça va was the phrase you were looking for.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fajar2k5Es

      Why is "comment vous allez-vous?" wrong? Please help me


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

      Think about it... why would you need vous twice


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

      I literally forgot a question mark and it counted it wrong-


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

      Nope. You spelled something wrong. Duo doesn't care about punctuation.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Ar65D3

      Salut, I m Hiya Aushonti dutu rekhorter Mm I know its not nice But still I tried


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Acqua899897

      I accidentally pressed enter when I said: Bonjour, comment enter


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

      I hate it when I do that!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pat419509

      ca va - what does this mean? Is "ca" are, and "va" is you. Why are we not using "tu"?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.tlbc3c

      I cant speack french


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malvadopescado1

      I said "bon matin"! Isnt that good morning?!?!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NilayYlmaz981414

      Bonmatin, is goodmorning but still does not accept. I wrote and failed.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LisbethDia315463

      bonjour im 11 and i fifth grader and i speak a little german


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

      Bonne soir, comment ça va?


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

      Why is Bon matin not correct? Morning is matin.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Damian283024

      Bonne matin not accepted as good morning bonjour means hello not good morning just messed up my streak fool ... but anyways lol ...


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

      You can use both Comment ça va and Ça va in these situations.


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

      WHEN THE ❤❤❤❤ DID BONJOUR SWAP MEANING TO GOOD MORNING


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CliffWhite6

      What is wrong with also saying Bonne Matain in stead of Bonjour.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bart154938

      Bonjour is not goodmorning is it? Bonjour is good day...


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

      Is "bon matin" not something a French person would say ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.QszvOD

      I m confused between ca and ça


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElaheD70

      My answer is correct


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElaheD70

      My ans is correct


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

      why does good morning translate to bonjour? bonjour litterly means good day if you would say good morning it would be bon matin


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.AIhUwy

      How to type ca with accent in my keypad?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lakehouse3

      Your question is about having the accent on your keyboard, right? I’m not aware it’s available. I use the one included with the post, there are many including accents, lower case and capitals. Have another look


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlakeBlanc7

      Its not bonjour it is bon matin. Good morning = bon matin not bonjour. Bonjour = Hello


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoannaMine3

      Bonjor Comment ça va means that Hello how are you doing


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sheila264539

      not "bonne matin, comment ca va"?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.AZjOff

      I always note all new words in a notepad


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.AZjOff

      I always note all new words in a notepad


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.AZjOff

      I always note all new words in a notepad


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.LCQcPw

      Comment sa va meaning is how are you doing or how are you?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/priyalbo_612

      Does 'bien' mean 'well' and also 'fine'?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ammu435108

      Guys, how can i pronouce the 'R' correctly? Its so hard .plz help


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sheila264539

      there's a bunch of youtube videos that can help. just type in "how to pronounce the French "R"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joesy492631

      Jour means day. Bonjour means good day. Common mistake with this app


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saugat673867

      Umm.. comment ça va bien? <-- why would this be incorrect? bien is doing right?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dilip271247

      Good morning is( Bonjour).but i thought you wrote "Comma ca-va) for How are you doing, and not "Comment ca va"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dilip271247

      I though you wrote " How are you doing," like thisComma sa va"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaecyn42

      "Si la structure de la langue Française devait être laissée aux caprices des Parisiens, il n'y aurait jamais à tout d'une langue Française." - Napoléon MCCCXXXVII


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El-professor.

      Comment vas tu devrais être accepté...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HIENZ5

      I write bonjour, bone joure. What's the problem?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam399981

      Where are the accented letters in my phone keyboard?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/femme998060

      Cannot find ca with the little do hicky under the c on my android phone. I get it wrong and it takes a life away. Very frustrating!


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

      I have android also. Hold the "c" down and it will give you the ç and other variations


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

      the doo-hickey is a cidella


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

      duo lingo is a US based company. so i question some of their interpretations. i would feel better if it was Canadian based.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AyanMondal14

      This is so bad game I am leaving bye


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawnRooney27

      It's not a game. It is an app to help you with your language skills,


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

      I can't see what I'm typing.


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

      My keyboard covers my answers.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawnRooney27

      You can use a laptop if you need to type your answers.


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

      i dont lbiggtwh tnrs ngdGN4JETBFRAN'OHTLKGZDRAHITENKGZLDLB',G ]L[NSH FK;GBLAETHKOSNMZG L,[THKOXFNL,[ LMike this becase i get no promo to


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawnRooney27

      Are you okay? You look really stupid in my email.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sriram468988

      Is "bonjour, ça va bien?" correct?


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

      2018-06-21 Ehhh, asking ça va bien really means more like, "are you doing OK" or "are you well"? Just a simple "how are you" is better translated simply as ça va.


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

      It's an accepted answer, if that's what you mean. But "ça va" (without "bien") would be better.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Itie14

      This was my response, and the computer deemed it correct.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Safiya-Maynard

      I didn't put 'bonjour' in because that's not the translation. :/


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M41L33N

      It is. Bonjour is used throughout the whole day until you use bonsoir (good evening) in the later hours.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monika770653

      I can't do the accents


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raymond847641

      Tierd of doing a lesson and no points go on my score.?


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

      when asking a question. how is ca va bein different from ca va??


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3xlDkO38

      En français, l'expression bon matin n'existe pas. On peut utiliser bonne matinée ou bonjour


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoAnn959276

      Tabarnouche, j'ai écrit "Bon matin, comment ça va?" et je ne suis pas correct. Ah ben...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisStabi1

      My phone does not have the French accents...ie ca.


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

      Its odd for me to forget, (i only forgot to put an m , so it was a typo) but all i gotta do is practice every day. :)


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

      I dont have french keyboard


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pivo11

      I just amused myself by translating 'Good Morning' on purpose into 'Bon Matin'. Cringeworthy in French, but I couldn't stop laughing...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CJ.Jones1

      I dont know how to do accents


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MargieCJ1974

      To do accents, press down on any one of the alphabet keys for about 3 seconds and the accents will appear in a little box above the letter. Then press on the one you need, and it will appear above or under the letter needing the accent.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jirka78111

      Why was not 'salut, comment ça va' accepted here?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cat798466

      Because 'salut' means 'hi', not 'good morning'.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebecca516548

      Salut means hi or bye,not good morning. Im guessing it wanted 100% their answer,not anything similar to help you learn the different meanings of words. Hope that cleared it up for you :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M41L33N

      Because salut means Hi or hey...a bit more informal....it doesn't mean good morning, therefore you would use bonjour


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saptarshid18

      Difference between ca va and ca va bien ?


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

      Ça va is how's it going whereas ça va bien is like asking are you doing well or are you doing okay.


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

      One is aquestion HOW'S IT GOING and the other is a response IT'S GOING WELL or I'M DOING WELLon


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

      difference is ca va means how are u and ca va bien means i am good.

      got it


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M41L33N

      No not really, but it depends on the way you say it. Ça va (if saying it as a normal sentence) means "I'm fine". Ça bien means "I'm doing good". If you say it as a question ça va means "How are you?" and ça va bien means "Are you doing well?" (More along side your actual wellbeing) If you want to be sure you use "Comment ça va?" to form the question, but both ways are possible.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Night238049

      "Bon matin, ça va ?" was not accepted. I'm calling shenanigans.


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

      yeah, I was a little annoyed that it didn't accept bon matin, but I'm told that bon matin is very rarely used. I think duolingo should count it as correct, but alert you that bonjour is going to sound more natural.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

      bon matin is used frequently in canada


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/June622076

      Ca va? is difficult to produce on my phone because I have trouble showing the accents. How can I do this on my phone?


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

      See my other answer, above.


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

      I am rubish at doing the how are you part


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

      no you are not :-) Have you tried using "Discuss" at the top of this page? You can ask a question to the whole French community and ask for help. Sometimes we need a village ;-)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nandana83481

      'bonjour' is literally 'hello' (formal), and 'bon matin' is 'good morning'


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

      Actually 'bonjour' is literally 'good day' :-^)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miette739570

      Its good morning or good afternoon


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ManishKuma40004

      Do "comment ça va ?" and "comment allez vous ?" hold the same meaning ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ella023

      Hi, I'm interested which are possible answers to this question or just to "ça va?"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KandaceStar17

      "Comment ca va" literally means, "How's it going" or "How goes it" . A literal French trans for "Good morning, how are you" could be, "Bon matin, comment-vas-tu".


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

      As with "How's it going?" in English, there are tons of potential answers.


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

      I am aware there is an accent for ca but my phone is in English so I can't type.


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

      Most smart phones have multilingual support built into their keyboards. You just need to find the setting to activate it.

      Here, the "c" doesn't really have an accent, but rather a cedilla: "ç". The character is called "c-cedilla" in English (French: "cé cédille") and can often be selected by long-pressing on the letter "c".


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

      So don't type (dumb guy) :/


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

      Honestly, this is a kind question with perfect common sense that, sadly, most people never have nowadays. One, two, three, four! Kick this generation out the door! Release the stickshifts! Release the spindials!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gchoc888

      I'm sure it is common sense if you are only selecting one of 3 options. That's what I did. However, many of these people had to type the sentence in due to platform differences. In this case, the common sense thing to type would actually be "bon matin" (good morning) instead of "bonjour," which though a common colloquialism in France, is not necessarily the direct "good morning," but "good day." Which may still sound obvious to you until you consider that many countries, for example Canada, use both "bon matin" and "bonjour."


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FatimahAbb7

      my french teacher said that 'salut' can be used and on another question i got it rights so it should be accepted


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

      salut is an informal, general greeting so you can use it in place of almost any greeting, just like I can say "hi" instead of "good morning", but it doesn't mean "good morning"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VincentQui16

      bon matin comment ca va ?


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

      What is COMMENT?


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

      YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MargieCJ1974

      I wish Duolingo would occasionally ask, "How are you?" and not, "How are you doing?"


      [deactivated user]

        I cant remember very many words :/


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/caroline688016

        Good morning is = BON MATIN ! coming from a french canadian girl.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianEman2

        But this is the french from France not canadian french


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

        french is french and good morning is still good morning.


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

        I live in the U.S. and even I know that "french is french" is an inaccurate statement. I've read MANY times in the discussions that Duo teaches Parisian French and English which is spoken in the U.S. (not England, Canada or Australia)

        Where do you live? My guess would be France.


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

        I feel your pain. I would be so frustrated if I needed to know English spoken in England, Canada or Australia. (USA)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lizzyisdizzy1

        Well than im stupid


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

        Isn't bonjour hello ??


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shar0419

        When you look at the word bonjour, you can see that the literal translation means good day ("bon jour"). This is why it's used as a basic 'hello' throughout any part of the daytime. :-)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierre.le.jambon

        bonjour means good day


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

        Its a greeting but not necessarily HELLO


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grgoire538131

        Rgdhvcbgvbxgcgkggfj Ted hi hf for


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebecca677678

        Bonjour just means hello?....Bonne matinée should be accepted right?


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

        SHIT I USED COMMENT BUT IT WAS JUST CA VA BIEN!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lily535317

        I just accidently pressed the check button in the middle of translating.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanFox2

        WRONG! The French say: "Bonjour, ca va?"


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MahendraPa13

        What does ça va mean!?


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

        The literal translation of ça va is "it goes." When it's in the form of a question, I see it as "How's it going?" and "It's going" in the form of a response. That's without context, though. With more context it can mean any number of things.

        This article explains how to use ça va in more detail: https://www.thoughtco.com/ca-va-vocabulary-1371141


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

        Typically "How are you" such as "Ça va bien".


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MahendraPa13

        What does ça vaya mean?


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

        salut means bye not hi


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

        Like "Ciao" in Italian, it means both


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

        Or "aloha" in Hawaiian!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebecca516548

        I love duolingo despite the memes haha


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KDFF11

        This one is pretty easy is comment ca'va


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KylerBooth1

        reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelOwe530122

        pls do not talk in chat thank u


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

        who even has the time 4 his


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

        Who even has the time to do any of this. You all should die in a hole. Thank Yor and Good Night


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom309087

        Just because you're too bad at this, you don't need to offend us all. This'll show up in your job record, when your new boss looks for you online. Because I don't think you have a job yet. What are you - three?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diana358236

        Wow, somebody just got kicked out of school without their language GCSE


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

        I don't think that's helping anyone with the Duolingo question -_-

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