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"Ça va très bien."

Translation:I am doing very well.

May 17, 2013

199 Comments


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

Shouldn't the translation "It's going really well" be accepted as well?


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

This question has been asked at least four times in this forum, and it has been upvoted by many others: can anyone please give an explanation? For now, I will report it to give this question more attention.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KnowledgeV2

Whats wrong if one says"I am very well".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NamrathaM2

Mabe it is i am doing very well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Clive511180

Je suis tres bien should be the equivalent of I am doing very well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShivamKuma717664

Well is in it self very well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SavannahMa231012

I KNOW RIGHT I SAID "I am doing well" AND IT HAD TO INCLUDE VERY IN IT.


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

because "ca va TRES bien" has the word "tres" in it, which basically means very. So, you have to write "I am doing VERY well"


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

if you don't want the 'very' just don't add the 'tres' so it's: ca va bien


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

I did it and they said its. Incorrect


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

I had "Ça va mal" right before this and "It is going badly" was accepted. So I put "It is going very well" for "Ca va très bien". Is it really not the same??


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

Can't you say "I am doing fine"? If you tap the words, you can find this translation but it penalized me. Why?


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

"Fine," is an adjective. "Well," is an adverb. In both French and English, adverbs describe verbs and adjectives describe nouns, right? Thus, "Doing fine," is not grammatical, as "doing," is a verb and "fine," is an adjective. Does that make sense?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Willow2018

Why won't it accept 'I am fine'??


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

Because "très" has put a "very" in there. So, the sentence is, "I am doing very well."

If it was only "Ça va bien", then your answer was correct.


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

Well my gosh, that "very" sure made a difference..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhll0525

The follow two topics must have one incorrect Any one can help me Why one is "doing" another is "going"

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/410979 (this topic)

"Ça va très bien." Translation:I am doing very well.

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/106142 "Ça va mal." Translation:This is going badly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanetBerry2

Different countries Im doing well is unnatural to me although with globalisation its not unfamiliar


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaela606893

why is i'm doing very well not accepted thats correct


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

Must be some technical problem. It accepted the same answer in mine.

The answer really is, "I am doing very well."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul469777

The English translation of the French is inappropriately formal. An equivalent expression in British English would be something like "I'm fine thanks." Simple as that.


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

Or just "I'm fine". Who is saying "I am doing very well."? Maybe it's a textbook translation, but who's using it???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Felicity581268

Ça va means how are you. but in the sentence "Ça va très bien." it means i am doing very well. i don't understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0J1dSZF1

It's colloquial, slangy, not formal. A better dialogue would be, "How's it going?" "Fine, I'm doing very well."


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

Ça va is more of an abbreviated way of saying "Comment ça va," which directly translates to "How does it go?" Ça va très bien means "It goes very well." This will not be accepted by Duolingo, but you can also say "Moi, ça va très bien."


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

Me too i dont understand about it


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

Confusing to learn at first


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

I wrote I am doing well and it called it wrong. I feel like that answer should be accepted. Any reason why it isn't?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jojo.brain.rot

"I am very well" and "I am doing well" were not accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shen.az

I am very well -also is accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyceSmith16

I am criticised for not putting an accent under the capital C of ça - but as far as I am concerned Capital letters in French French do not have accents - they may well do in Canadian French, but I don't feel the suggested correction is justified.


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

Here's an article on it which explains why accents stopped being used on capitals - but it seems that the official position is that they should (now) be used.

https://www.frenchplanations.com/capital-letters-french/#:~:text=The%20short%20answer%20to%20this%20debate%20is%20yes%2C,accents%20are%20spelling%20signs%20in%20their%20own%20right.


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

The problem with this sentence is that it is literally translating something which should actually be translated semantically. I don't think I have ever said, "I am doing very well," in response to, "How are you?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah72333

I don't have a French keyboard so I can't do these type of ones


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

Q: Comment vas-tu?

A: Je vais bien.

Q: Comment ça va?

A: Ça va (très) bien.

French uses the verb 'aller' meaning 'to go' in this type of expression (je vais, tu vas, etc,) whereas in English the verb 'to do' is employed - although you can say, 'How is it going?' but more often, 'How are you doing?'


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

Why does the word for I change so much?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Waqar139365

"It is going very well" is wrong. Why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaz2129

because duolingo wants the literal translation and in thise case because its describing yourself it is "i am very well" instead of "it is going well"


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

What's the difference between 'beaucoup' and 'très'?


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

"Beacoup," means "many," and "très," means "very."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wesam478885

"I am doing very FINE" doesn't count! -.-


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Izzy772816

Correct. Bien means well.


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

the first time i did this i put i am doing fine, and it said the answer was i am doing super, and now i put, i am doing super, and it says the answer is i am doing very well!


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

could this not be "it is going very well"?


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

or "it goes very well"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natalie553306

Ça va means it's okay so im confused


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

"Ça va" and its variations can mean a lot of different things since it doesn't translate neatly to one specific English phrase.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bigwig40

I got this right, because I did what Duo wanted, but as an English person I can honestly say it is np an expression I am familiar with. We would be more likely to say "I'm fine"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idrisIS6

I love this!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davee110

oNe opTIoN iS DuO


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterRobin153588

The rejections of normal British responses in these sections is utterly ridiculous.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sophi821492

I'm not confused on this, but I do look forward to harder and more challanging levels.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewThor345321

How can I find the French accents on my smart phone?


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

Well and good are the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/R.deCodd

"I am" and "I'm" is exactly the same meaning in English; why you keep saying is wrong??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lili560636

Come on guys it's so well


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

I put "doing very well" but i couldn't see "I" AND "am"..


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

I remember that I am means je suis not ça va. Maybe it's a Grammer thing but i wasnt tought it so idk. Please let me know


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noko858031

Isin't this all "ça" as in it? "It's all going very well." "It's going badly." "Like this, like that." It might be taken as "I" but that's not what the word "ça" seems to be and I doubt it should be presented as "I" in case of severe confusion later on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0J1dSZF1

It's colloquial, slangy, not formal. A better dialogue would be, "How's it going?" "Fine, I'm doing very well." or, "It's going well"


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

Arrrrrgghhh this boils my water


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

Could this also be an a appropriate response to, "How is she/he doing?" and therefor be translated as, "He/she is doing very well."? Thanks for your time in answering this! ")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadsWa0

I said " i am doing well" shouldn't that be accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mCLS19

To be hinest cant there be 2 correct answers to this?!


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Hey guys.. Hope you know what's going on in disputed territory of Kashmir.... The curfew hasn't been lifted in Kashmir yet... Plz raise your voice against this cruel act...


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sofia276880 i am a duolingo bot not a human


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/asaah19

So "très" means very?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/asaah19

So "très" means "very"?


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

hi this very easy i love this app i am glad i got it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayah385241

Ya me too i am already speaking it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elecktra12

I thought it translated to 'I am very well'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dev600301

how should i speak trés?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amandinha2911

Can it be "i'm very well"? And "I'm very fine"?

Sorry for my English, I'm Brazilian


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0J1dSZF1

Yes! It's colloquial, slangy, not formal. A better dialogue would be, "How's it going?" "Fine, I'm doing very well." "I'm very fine" sounds odd, though, like the person is boasting rather than responding to, "How's it going?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnCena529032

Why did I just do that it took me like 10 minutes just to think and type that up and then i slid the page and now i am angry boi but at least you saw what i had wrote down and you can pause at the particular areas you want to read what i had wrote.


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

Is "I am doing fine" acceptable?


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

Bruh this thing tripping hard mxm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AudreyEver4

I keep giving the correct responses and the Dueling says it's wrong...not ok with me


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

I accidentally didnt press it and i knew it!! Oh well, i love this because meh godmother immigrated to France and i am learning her daughter's language!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ricardo22289

mildly iffy pronunciation here also


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamiB890891

I am doing very well is the answer and i put i am doing well. Why did they count me off


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will599326

This question is broken. I put it in just as it was meant to be and even copied it from the text at the bottom when trying again and even then was told it was wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elfi151

Its a little confussing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle4581

Another one of those answers which does not seem to understand English idiomatic expressions


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barbara-Su1

This is ridiculous! Of course "I'm fine" is acceptable!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George229513

Ca va tres bien means "it is doing very well". French people often use that form to say "I am doing very well", which is the exact translation of "je vais tres bien". (A french native saying).


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

I clined paul instead of doing -.-


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

Does ça va has different meaning for different sentences?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nishka633474

Can it not be je va très bien?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/simmy887980

Meaning of tres


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArunTiwari769799

Very difficult one


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anu368556

How do you pronounce très?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Komaldeepk14

ça va is how are you but here this is used as i am .. this is confusing


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

Shouldn't the translation "It's going really well" be accepted as well?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sally459065

I think that 'very well' should have been accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaithKim18

I'm failing tgis question the second time but I've jusr learnt that TRES means very.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bridget519959

It has the wrong english translation


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will_Risca_12

I just git the spelling wrong for tres


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dawood-Ahmad

Summary of this discussion: ' tres' means very, you cannot skip this while doing translation.


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

Sorry for wrong answer


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

What we say "very" in french


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

I think is the same im okay


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DecimaWrax1

In English, we are just as likely to say. I'm doing very well, as I'm going very well, so this answer is only classed as incorrect by someone who doesn't speak English as a first language


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

Even are u doing well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.SLNVt6

Anyone can Please explain from where this "doing" came..?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.d1deqB

I can't understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidRod18

The lesson was translated as "I am doing very well ". I translated it as "I'm doing very well ". I was deemed wrong


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    whats the difference between "ça va" and "ça va bien"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Penelope843019

    l am writing the correct answer and it is not acceptable. it happens all the time. it's unacceptable


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StarDancer3

    I wanted to learn english but i can't understand hind writing so i learn french


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K0sceaqL

    I did not realise I was talking to myself!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VanshKumar923081

    I am a big no please please please please please please please please please please take a minimum level for my reading


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suzanne13635

    One is not "doing any thing" OR "going anywhere" So why say it? Don't try to translate word for word. Correct British English is ---"I am very well ,thank you."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sanaz73210

    I can't pronounce it well, what should I do?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anahad9

    should'nt be it like this "Are you doing very well" i need the anwer as soon as possible.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ammulu1508

    Whats the difference between 'i am doing well' and 'i am doing very well'?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/farahnaz411075

    I think its ok to say good very well. Cant get why its wrong?


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

    Je suis also meant I am ca va also I am...where to use what?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorWat
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    'Ça va' doesn't mean 'I am'. I suppose you could translate it as 'it's going'.


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

    Je suis also means I am ca va also I am. Where to use what?


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

    Please why are the heart ❤️ limited especially for beginners


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BriTang14

    "I am feeling very good" How come that is wrong?


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

    I am doing well, should be the right translation but the said is wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.zUEn65

    Hi !! I have many doubts in french where should I ask ??


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

    The different accents make the letters sound different


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chhavi507092

    I write i am going very well and the ans was i am going very well


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/richarai17

    What the mean of bien


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

    Why bien not beacoup


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aahil_7506

    I pressed that accedentally


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DravenFact2

    I have done it correct very doesn't matter!


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

    To hard I said I can't hear now


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

    It means : "it goes very well."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/w_0

    I didn't understood sound of très


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlimatYaku1

    plz follow me on tiktok ashley_leo 1 if u see this comment lol bye love u all


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

    I answered I am very well, does it same with I am doing very well?


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

    I Am doing very well


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.ikqY9i

    Galat hai sab french


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

    "I am doing well " is also correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.w0qQ3C

    I was doing but accidently it clicked on done.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MIKIASMELA1

    Where can i get the cedilla sign pleas let me know


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.6I38ox

    Oh it's very knowledgeable app


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

    I can't speak any thing that you tough


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShradhaMod1

    Need more lesson to ckear topics


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

    The french is good


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

    I said. I'm very fine It said correct What about Im doing very well


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Dkr3WM

    Please tell me by one by one word


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShabanaAmj1

    i love this question


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

    I am also speaking this


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

    Shouldn't the transaction 'I am doing well' be excepted


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PRAHSAMJAIN7

    Ca VA means I am doing well and bien means I am doing well than what's the logic to use these words together in a sentence


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

    I should not translate


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/millie362357

    I am starting to hate this app. I am Swedish and should not have to answer in American English. Why should I have to sit and translate twice????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArloAnimat1

    I wrote I am doing well, and the answer was I am doing very well, It didnt let me have it


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.9aKzMJ

    The voice is very poor


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zari338340

    I think ,I,m fine is better.


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

    Kindly give the meanigs under the answer


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

    Why not 'Doing very well'? It's acceptable in English and conveys the meaning


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

    French is very good


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

    Tres means "very". So "tres bein"--very well

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