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Ça va, les chevilles ?

Hi everyone,

This may seem like a stupid question but I need to know if the French Expression 'Ca va les chevilles' is considered offensive or an insult, and to what extent ?

Thank you very much.

August 9, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A26_

This is not a stupid question.

"Ca va les chevilles ?" is not insulting, but it could be offensive depending on the tone taken. When laughting or smilling, it will be considered as a way to be playfull, or as a kind reproach. When it's said aggresively, it will be considered as offensive. When it's said with a neutral tone, it will also be a kind reproach.

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt5320

Good question. Worth some lingots.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MRunnels1

Qu'est-ce que veut dire "Ca va les chevilles"? Google Translate dit qu'il signifie "Are u ankles Fine". (.c'est mot pour mot, ca...). Je sais pas encore ce qu'il veut dire....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A26_

C'est une expression idiomatique que l'on utilise quand une personne est prétentieuse, ou simplement trop fière d'elle.

Exemple :

A : "J'ai réussis à apprendre ce langage en seulement un mois et c'était vraiment très facile, les gens le trouvent habituellement compliqué mais je l'ai trouvé si simple, je pense que je suis plus intelligent que la moyenne et [...]"

B : "Et sinon, ça va les chevilles ?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MRunnels1

Merci! Je ne m'en debrouillerait pas toute seule.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

I do not think it was a stupid question at all, au contraire, it was very good question,thanks for explaining ..here is a lingot for you!:-)) this expression also was not clear to me.. so it is good to know that it could be offensive if used improperly

merci bien!

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