"Good evening, how are you doing?"
Translation:Bonsoir, comment ça va ?
Saying "Bonne soirée" followed by "comment ça va" would be like this: You are wrapping up a conversation with someone, you've just finished speaking to, you look away and start to walk down the street (again, having just said, "Have a good evening!"). Then, just as you look away and start walking down the street you say, (comment ça va) "How are you doing?" As if to start up the conversation again - Picture that - Doesn't really make sense to do that! Does it?
I asked the same question about 2 years ago in this thread. It was taught .... 55 years ago as comment allez-vous. What follows was my question: Ca va is the familiar tense correct? To a stranger I thought it was proper to use Comment allez-vous? the non familiar. Also I thought in asking a question, one inverted the pronoun and verb as I used above. Can anyone comment on these permutations of the language?