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"Salut, comment ça va ?"

Translation:Hi, how are you?

June 25, 2013

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

I believe 'comment ça va?' and 'ça va?' are exactly the same, like 'How are you?' and 'Are you well?' etc etc. Many different ways to say the same thing. I find it easier to think of the phrase '(comment) Ça va?' (either, or) as "How's it going?" "or How goes it?" asking more about life in general instead of 'How are you?' implying ones state of wellness. If I want to be personal/ specific towards wellness, I would ask "et toi, Tu es bien?"

But I may be wrong! :)

July 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/U-3C

"Ca va?" can be seen as "everything alright?" or "everything going well?" and you can answer with "yes" or "no." "Comment ca va?" means "how's everything going?"

September 30, 2013

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

You can also reply to "ça va" with a more elaborate: "Je vais bien"/"ça va bien", etc... Not always a yes or no question.

"Everything's alright?" is rather "Tout va bien?" in my opinion, "ça va?" asks about the personal health and moral of the person, while "everything's ok?"/"Tout va bien?" asks about the things in general.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maya73002

Your good at french right i think you dont need lesons

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mr.Leonard6

No am not good at, that's why I'm here.

April 6, 2019

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

I mean no offense but you are speaking with some certainty and are quite new to French, judging only by your level. Your answer is actually very logical to me, but I'm just curious as to whether you have prior knowledge in this area.

October 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/U-3C

Yeah, I have been speaking French for about 2 years. I found this site a while ago and decided to have fun with it. I just don't feel like skipping anything.

October 3, 2013

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

I respect the work ethic, thank you for your answer and explanation.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mastan178939

Good for u

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

wunel- If you're talking about perce-neige, she's french, and I am too. We're here to help, but I think that we have to pass all the lessons, if we want to make comments to the learners, so, our nivel is only where we are at this moment, but as natives, we have to pass through the lessons, unless someone would know an easier way to help without doing the lessons like the beginners.

October 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chirps2

Oh, so Ca va? just asks wether you are Ok. Comment ca va? asks what's going on in your life.

August 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pam520742

Really like your definition! Thank you

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea26229

CHIRP CHIRP

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea26229

HEY ANDREA THIS IS ME

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George792719

You are absolutely correct. In my experience people often drop the 'comment' apart from when they are addressing someone more formally as Vous = Comment allez vous.

What is don't understand here is why the English translation is "how are you doing" because in English we more often say "how are you going". "How are you going" is far closer to comment ça va, because it literally means how does this go, not "do". The word for French for do is faire.

April 8, 2019

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

I agree, it helps me to remember what the French literal meaning is, when I think of it as "how's it going?" because that also works for the inferred meaning.

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea26229

BUTTBREAD

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melaniebel144543

exactly

August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah810041

U right

February 10, 2019

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

So if I ask somebody in French, "commet ça va?" When I first meet them, it's like an informal, "how's it going?"

February 21, 2016

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

it's more often used by the older peoples in french culture, comment vas tu is a nice substitute though, as it is used by the younger part of french culture more so than ca va

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abernard2

I wrote the correct answer but didn't get correct I got correct solution

February 28, 2016

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

I thought that too. Like a jargon, but exactly the same

July 6, 2013

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

Kinda

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob181835

Blum?

January 25, 2017

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

I also have to remember that this is one of Duolingo's idiosyncrasies. It is a bit like having a teacher who has a faulty correct answer. You just adjust for that person. But when I expressed my frustration to a fellow Australian she said "Oh I often ask someone 'How are you doing?' so maybe it is regional!!!

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea26229

ALOTA

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdriannaMo439034

What are tou saying

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoniaPache103283

Idk

December 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxSparks15

Harder than i thought

April 5, 2015

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

yes u-3c is correct comment makes a difference

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edrich2

Je daccord

November 3, 2015

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

I believe you are looking for, "je comprends," as in, "I understand."

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/landri0

quoi?

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea26229

IT IS JE D'ACCORD

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea26229

i THINK YOU ARE RIGHT

February 16, 2017

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

While "how are you doing" is certainly used, it is rarely used in Australia, instead "How are you going" is almost universal. Is this not so in some other English speaking countries as well?

June 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buffalump21

In the UK we wouldn't say "how are you going?" but we would say "how is it going?" to mean the same as "how's things?", "how are you?". it's even more informal than "how are you doing?" though"

August 29, 2013

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

When I travelled in Australia, nobody ever asked "how are you doing?". It was always "how are you going?". I am from Canada, and nobody I have ever encountered says "how are you going?". It is always "how are you doing?" The same can be seen on Canadian/American television - nobody says "how are you going?"

October 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elissaf1

People responded with, "doing what?" when I first came to Australia and asked, "how are you doing?"

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonioSou45770

Going where?

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisbrown441096

Australians do

March 27, 2019

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

Americans and Canadians are the wierd ones that ask How are you doing? Or How are you?

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chincha4

Agreed. I'm from Australia and I always get these questions wrong because I respond instincitvely with "How are you going?" And yet I never learn my lesson...

December 31, 2014

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

I answered "How are you?" and it was fine. The "going/doing" at the end of the question isn't necessary as you pose the same question without it (As an informal greeting). But that could be an Australian thing?

January 4, 2015

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

I also said how are you but in my case it wasn't accepted.

March 30, 2019

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

Yeah, I get tripped up by that too. When I originally learned French in Australia, my teacher/classmates would normally translate it as "How's it going?", which is also close to the literal meaning. So it seems natural to add "going" to the end of the sentence.

November 2, 2017

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

Almost the same thing but lm from france

July 14, 2015

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

Actually I find that "how are you doing" is just as common here, I'm in Sydney. It may just be the people I associate with though.

June 25, 2013

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

That's interesting. As another Aussie where I'm from the majority people say "How are you going?" although there is a relatively small subset, particularly among younger people and probably influenced by American television, who use either.

August 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebbieRowe2

"How are you going? " would refer to your mode of transportation. As in, "I am going by car, train, or plane". "How are you doing? " refers to your health or state of mind. In USA

May 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisbrown441096

In Australia the majority enquire as to How you are going? .. and informally How's it going? or How are things?

March 27, 2019

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

I am in the US and I have never heard anyone use the phrase "how are you going?" ...maybe it will catch on.

July 11, 2014

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

That is most likely, it's predominantly ~20 year-olds in the group.

August 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rBhr5

Yes, and also 'How are things?' or 'how's it going?' or even more colloquially , 'how you doing?' (i.e. omitting 'are').

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorna330947

Why is "Hi, how are you?" correct and "Hello, how are you?" wrong?? Hi and Hello are the same thing. This makes no sense.

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Becky512128

This just happened to me as well! No idea why it was flagged as wrong..

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelly-Rose

To me also just now! It never gave me trouble translating Salut to Hello before.

May 14, 2018

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

My impression is that Bonjour = Hello, and Salut = Hi. Perhaps I am mistaken.

March 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidValla134237

If you look at learn French with Alexa on Youtube she says salut should be used by people you know well. She grew up in France. Not sure if things are changing with the language so salut is o.k. with anyone. She says say, Bonjour unless you know them well. Just saying.

March 20, 2019

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

Annoying...why is "Hello, how are you doing?" not accepted? Hello can be used casually or formally. It doesn't have to Hi and I would never write 'Hey'.

April 13, 2018

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

What is wrong with "Hello, how are you?" Is salut strictly informal? Because everytime I translate 'salut' to 'hello,' Duolingo counts it wrong

April 13, 2018

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

Thats exactly what i wrote and it told me that i was wrong

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/venkatkiran91

Did you wrie 'hello' instead of 'hi' , this app does not know they are the same words

April 9, 2018

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

It wants 'hey' for salut.

April 19, 2018

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

How can you tell if "Salut" means good bye or hello?

September 29, 2016

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

Here it marked wrong for hello, it says 'hey' is the correct translation of 'salut'.

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Num624Jn316

Just context. If you are talking to someone, hopefully you will know whether they are coming or going. In this case, you are asking how someone is doing, so it makes more sense to say hello.

May 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lmparis49

hello, how are you marked wrong 5/9/2018. DL wants 'hey'

May 9, 2018

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

"comment ça va" is exactly the same of "ça va"? or is there any informal/formal difference between them?

July 3, 2013

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

There's a formal/informal difference.

The formal and proper way to say it, is "Comment vas-tu?"/"Comment allez-vous?)

The informal way is "Comment ça va?"

The even more informal way (almost slang) is "ça va?"

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Omotola33087

Thanks for the detailed explanation

July 7, 2018

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

Thanks.

March 30, 2019

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

yes, I was also wondering this!

July 3, 2013

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

Please see above (I don't know if you get notified when I reply to the first question)

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/szrekus7

Yes

December 15, 2015

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

Can't see what is wrong with, Hello, are you ok? I say it all the time.

August 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Becky512128

Why is "Hello, how are you?" not acceptable, yet "Hi, how are you" is?

Is there something to do with formalities or grammar that hasn't been explained?

April 22, 2018

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

Is salut informal and is ça va informal? If so, would we ever say "Salut, comment ça va" if that's informal and formal combined? I hope those questions make sense.

September 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris775673

I said "goodbye how are you" XD

January 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hugh120664

same

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

Insisting to Duo, reported. Accept - Good day, how are you going?

October 14, 2016

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

I translated it as "how are you going" and was marked wrong yet "how are you doing" is offered as a correct answer. In English they can be used interchangeably, not so in French?

June 25, 2013

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

It's a US usage versus those used in the rest of the world. I keep reporting it because where I come from no-one says "How are you doing?". We say "How are you going?" to mean "How are you?" or "How are you feeling?"

August 13, 2013

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

Both should be accepted, even if the French "how are you going" is always literal that is not the case in English so when translating to English it makes no sense at all to mark people wrong for using going rather than doing.

I'll report it if I get the question again.

August 13, 2013

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

In french how are you going is literal. So it would be a question of how/where someone is moving or travelling to. How are you doing means "How do you exist" and is a question of the persons health and wellness.

July 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

Comment allez-vous? Bien, merci.

January 3, 2018

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

Ah, thank you very much.

July 5, 2013

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

shouldn't the reader's voice go up at the end of a question? The woman's voice does not. I think her pronunciations are off sometimes as well.

October 2, 2015

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

When the voice is raised at the end of Ça va, that is asking the question 'how are you doing' 'How are you going is incorrect translation. When you hear Ça va without the voice raising, that is answering. Well or OK. The going part comes from aller and to say how are you going.....Vous allez bien?or tu vas bien? ....are you going well? You can answer. 'Je vais bien or très bien. I am going well , very well. (don't forget to say Merci)

November 22, 2015

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

ok, I'm not sure what all you have to say has to do with my post. My point simply was that "ca va" was a question and the female voice on here was not raising her voice therefore changing the meaning of what she was saying. I was pointing out the voice's error. but thanks, I guess...

December 14, 2015

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

It's like Joey Tribbiani speaking French!

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nelshon803

Couldn't it be "Hi, are you okay?"?

August 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SMCG9
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"How are you going/doing?", are valid Australian English translations, along with "how are you?".

January 5, 2017

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

I would never say how are you doing unless I was coying an American T V show

April 12, 2018

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

Why does "comment" have to be used if "ca va" already means how are you?

June 27, 2013

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

The proper form is "Comment ça va?" (they should teach us this form instead of the other one), "ça va?" is only the abbreviate form.

As when you say: Are you" alright?" And the short form is "alright?"

April 25, 2014

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

the comment is assumed if you just say ca va. One translation should be correct is Hello, how's it going. It is actually more correct than what the course says.

June 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FranklinDu12

I know right?

June 8, 2015

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

It accepts how are you doing, but it does not accept how are you going, why?

August 30, 2013

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

Read the discussion above.

August 30, 2013

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

Can this question be asked exactly this way of a group? "How's it going?" is the same in English whether I'm asking one person or many. Is it not the same in French?

October 2, 2013

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

Yes. When you use the personal (proper and formal form) = Comment vas-tu? You use the personal, so it has to agree to the person you talk to, ("tu", or "vous")

  • Comment vas-tu?

  • Comment allez-vous?

And when you use the impersonal form, the informal "ça", it's invariable, you say "Comment ça va?" (or the short form "ça va?") to anyone, but because it's informal, it's hard to use with someone to who you say "vous"!

April 25, 2014

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

Could Salut be interpretted as Hi or Bye?

December 21, 2014

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

That is my question, too. Duo shows both "hi" and "bye" for "Salut." Seems strange that it could have opposite meanings.

April 15, 2017

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

Up

December 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevinClark132868

Another Aussie. I learnt that how are you going (shortened to how ya goin'? In spoken form) was unacceptable. I still occasionally go to put in g'day for salut, as it feels the most appropriate. If I am going to informally greet someone in conversation, that is what I use.

Loving the app, but I feel it wasn't designed for conversational Australian english

August 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ryan69877

I got incorrect for "how are you going" instead of "how are you doing". Surely va is literally going, right?

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

Most people don't usually say "comment ça va? " for it's too formal. ça va is a more popular

October 10, 2015

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

I'm in california dreaming' about who we used to be

July 29, 2016

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

Does saying ça va? or comment ça va? depend on situation?

August 23, 2016

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

This should be: Hey, how goes. This is the modern slang

September 27, 2016

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

What's the difference between "Hallo, how are you?" and "Hello, how are you?"

September 28, 2016

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

You don't even have say the right words to get it right you just have to say' something

October 8, 2016

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

How are YA means how are you... It says wrong... IT IS THE SAME THING

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tesla727

The question before this, 'salut' was 'bye'. But here it is 'hello.' Is there a way to tell the difference, other than context?

October 17, 2016

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

I said 'Hi, how does it go' and I was wrong. Can someone please explain?

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah212491

Hallo is a commonly used form of hello in English. Both are correct ( except on duolingo ) and are good English

October 22, 2016

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

je daccord!

October 31, 2016

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

Salut is an informal greeting like hi, comment is how / how is, ca is it, va is go. So this sentence directly translated should be more like; hi, how is it going?

November 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BelleAdler0

I thought salut meant 'goodbye'. ??

January 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Naioma1

From what I remember i'm pretty sure salut means hi and bonjour means hello but that's besides the point hi and hello have the exact same meaning so why was it that "Hi, how are you?" is incorrect?! I mean if there's a question like "Translate this "elle mange" you could answer either "she eats" or "she is eating" so with this question why can't I reply with "Hi, how are you?" or "Hello, how are you?"

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abbey961

The scentence and everything is all right but my microphone has always worked fine and every time I say somthing it will say it's wrong and then give me the answer and it will be exactly what I said and I have a normal voice it is bugging me so much. Any suggestions??

July 14, 2017

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

I had the same problem with the German Duolingo. I finally shut off the microphone on my laptop and computer, so YOU don't have to speak aloud. There remains the same variety of skill formats offered in all the lessons, except you don't have to do the VERBAL responses. Every sentence is still read aloud to you, so you are hearing the pronunciation of the language you are studying, just not having to "fight" with the recording weaknesses. Hope this will help you!

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abbey961

thanks for your help lynneo!!!

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emma645301

Salut means hi not hello right ?

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TD56
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Salut est un informel salutation, donc, en anglais peut être "Hi, Hello, G'day, how-are-ya etc. Avec le informel, bon chance

April 9, 2018

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

"Hi, how's it going" was marked correct as the translation for this french sentence last night ... so now it's not? What's going on?

April 19, 2018

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

Why is hello wrong for translation of Salut?

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLuiz113116

I'm not a native speaker, but after my answer was not accepted by DL, I did some research and I figured it out that "Hello", "Hey" and "Hi" mean "Salut".

April 29, 2018

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

why isn't "hello" accepted?

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLuiz113116

I believe it could be a technical mistake. "Hello" should be accepted.

April 29, 2018

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

It's not accepted and it should be. Report it and maybe they'll change it.

April 30, 2018

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

If Duolingo won't accept "Hello' for 'Salut' then the whole program needs to be re-done

May 3, 2018

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

I put "Hello, how are you doing?" and I was marked wrong? it corrected me to "hey, how are you doing?"

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jessi.fier

Could "Salut" be said to anyone? As in both formally and informally?

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Weasel635871

I entered "Hello, how is it going?" and the duolingo throws, in red:

You used the wrong word. Hey, how is it going?

I asked my french friend, if Salut is only "hey", but never "hello" - she laughed :)

Very encouraging!

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeff348848

I'm glad someone mentioned 'Learn French with Alexa' I've learned that you need a good exposure to multiple teaching methods to progress. Duolingo is a great way to tie it all together in the 'in between' time....yes, that means in the bathroom too. I would highly recommend the early 1980's video series that was aired on PBS that you can find on YouTube. 'French in Action' Extremely helpful and immersive.

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadya934025

"Salut" sounds like "Salui" or "sailu"...

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadya934025

Really?

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amy657419

I think i said this exactly right, but it said salut is the only thing im getting right. I dont know if background noise can affect this or not.

July 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricWong263679

voice recognition not working well for speaking exercises

July 8, 2019

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

What's the difference between "comment ça va?" and "ça va?"?

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaHelene4

One is more formal than the other, comment is usually used with older people or strangers

February 3, 2018

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

Please, see my comment above.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SirSX3

Does adding "comment" into the sentence means that the person answering has to elaborate?

April 14, 2014

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

Technically yes (but in real life: no)

  • Comment ça va? = how = you can use an adverb.

  • ça va? = yes or no question.

In real life:

-Comment ça va?
- ça va! (I didn't use an adverb)

-ça va?
-Je vais bien! (I used an adverb)

The only difference is that you can answer yes/no for "ça va" but not with "comment..."

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirlyn789

"Salut" Is the formal way of saying Hello right?

October 13, 2014

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

What does 'salut' connote as a greeting as opposed to 'bonjour'?

February 6, 2015

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

...well I guess I'm doing fine.

June 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohannaGue2

Wow I did not know the flags were comments. Great to know you can talk to others here.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frenchmoo26

I was doing the listen and type thing it sounded way different then what it really is. you'd think they'd make it sound the way it's saposed to right? I even used turtle speed and it still sounded weird !

July 28, 2015

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

Haha duo accepted, "hi" for "salut" which is informal i guess

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.azizi

"Hi, are you ok?" Why is that wrong??

November 13, 2015

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

Is there a another way to say how are you? Thx a lot.

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

You can just say "ça va", that will work just fine

May 17, 2016

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

Can someone tell me what the difference between comment ça va, ça va bien, and ça va are?

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

Comment ça va=How are you ça va bien= i am fine, ça va=how are you (but in short form, the way you would normally talk to people)

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelCre3719

I put "Salutations, how are you?" Why is "salutations" incorrect but "greetings" is fine? It was just the first word that came to mind.

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1106253475

Salutations is very old fashioned almost antique, we can understand it but it is not of our times

July 29, 2018

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

Comment ça va = are you okay? This is also right!

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmmarShahz1

How should we use salut

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

You use it for hi, or bye (depends on the sentence). If it was alone then you could use it as hi or bye.

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/treshog544

it told me salut could mean hi hello or bye but it did not except bye !!! why does life hate me!!!!!!!!

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

Salut does mean hello, hi or bye. But if you look back, it did not except bye because you would'nt say "bye, how are you"

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1106253475

Life loves you and salut means hello , goodbye and all other greetings unless the french take exception!

July 29, 2018

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

isn't salut hello? those don't match up, it's really confusing me!

February 17, 2016

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

sounds like sa va

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

Ikr, but in french, i guess the ç sonund like s

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JesusInes2

I put hi . what is the DIFFERANCE

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClaireHunt05

They literally just said that salute meant bye and now they are saying that it means hi.

March 26, 2016

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

Isn't ca va used, generally, more often by the older peoples in french culture?

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarterMcIntyre0

I put u and they said no all the kids these days say u instead of you maybe they should update this gam

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shahid.abraham

i accidentally put he instead of hi and it got marked as wrong

December 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michelleframe125

why do there have to be a formal and an informal way to say it is so hard to remember, why can't you just say bonjour all the fine and not say Salut

December 15, 2016

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

what is the difference between salut and bonjour?

December 16, 2016

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

Salut is very informal, bonjour is formal or normal.

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annalysa2

Why doesn't French sound the way it looks?

December 20, 2016

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

You could also ask. Why English doesn't dound the way it looks?

French is not Spanish. French chosed a long time ago to keep the etymology root. French was a kind of elite language.

But don't worry, French, once you understand the pronounciation rules, has a far more logical pronounciation than English. But spelling is always a problem.

March 1, 2017

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

Does anyone have a literal translation

December 30, 2016

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

Salut = Hi.Comment = how. ça = it. va = goes.

March 1, 2017

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

sometimes the word bonjour actually does not fit in the sentence as it also indicates a different meaning of good morning...so why can't we use there salut as it indicates hello and no other meaning?

April 9, 2017

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

WHAT THE HELL I SAID THAT

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/freddy.abraham

'Hi, are you okay?' is not accepted. What is the correct french translation for this?

October 1, 2017

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

That's true

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cat1301

it always says Im wrong when i say the right thing.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdriannaMo439034

I have trouble pronancing words so somebody plz give me a website .

October 27, 2017

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

reverso, Forvo (my favorite)

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deeznutz923855

i got this wrong bcuz of a ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ comma

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deeznutz923855

i put hello how are u you and it said i was wrong cause i didnt put a comma COME ON NOW

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NatashaSam2

Not because of comma.

May 13, 2018

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

Hello wñhow are you

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justin634331

do not have s sat the end both

November 8, 2017

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

Duolingo should also except How are thing going. Because it just one simple error.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charlie6361

Salut also means hello, but was marked incorrect.

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jacktar2248

I said 'hello' rather than 'hi' and it wasn't accepted.

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/venkatkiran91

My answer is 'hello, how are you doing?' but it says i am wrong. Please correct the required answer to accept 'hello' as well as 'hi' since they are exactly the same words.

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jewelliann1

Why is hello marked wrong

April 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tony483069

Wtf. Hi vs Hello ... Salut is hello.

April 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janet577502

I do not see why Hello, how are you is wrong, it means the same thing.

April 10, 2018

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

Hello, how are you? It was marked wrong. I give up!

April 10, 2018

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

I wrote hello instead of hi and I got it wrong

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anne.burton

salut may well mean "hey!" but surely it also means "hello", which was graded as an error for me

April 12, 2018

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

I would never say how you doing I hear it on American t TV shows but I would say How are you or How ya goi'n mate

April 12, 2018

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

Had to write doing to move on its so wro g to me

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pteddy1

I think salut could be hi or hello

Just as comment ça va can be how are you or how are you doing

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jackie22766

Last time I got called out on this, oh, twenty seconds ago, salut was "cheers". Getting a wee bit confused here.

April 14, 2018

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

why is it hi not hello

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/park.minju

What is the difference betwewn hello and hi wtf

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ryan116591

I wrote "hi" instead of "hello" -- is there a difference in French?

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josue-Luna

HI should be correct too

April 18, 2018

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

Hi and hello are the same thing, please add the word hello for Salut

April 18, 2018

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

Hello and hi mean the same thing. Add that for the word Salut

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karl669831

I think this is the wrong translation. Should be Hello, how are you?

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeff348848

Hi = hello

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roslyn611937

I said 'hello' and got it wrong. Seriously, is 'hi' the only answer?

April 20, 2018

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

I typed "Hello, how are you?" and it corrected me by saying "Hi, how are you?" I don't understand. :-(

April 20, 2018

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

Bit disappointed no one brought up Spongebob from this exact phrase/saying lol

April 22, 2018

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

As an Englishman I would never say 'hey' as suggested in the correction offered me.

April 24, 2018

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

I don't like either hey or hi they suit neither my age nor station.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daria734953

Hello=hi in English!

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LindaSexto2

"Salut" can't mean "hello"?

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jpappas60

Another person who wrote Hello and got it matked wrong

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLuiz113116

I answered "Hello, how are you doing?" but DL didn't accept my answer, which is funny since I checked DL translation options before I answered and "hello" was one of the correct options.

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nemo502454

Can't Salut mean hello and not just hi?

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLuiz113116

It can mean both.

April 29, 2018

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

How is "Hello, how are you doing?" wrong.

April 29, 2018

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

It's not wrong. Report it.

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa866214

Why is "hello" marked wrong here? I have used it before and it had been accepted.

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salomon866058

I right hello, you say hi

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keese8

How are you??????

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HimaniKoth2

Does salut mean hello or hi or both? Why is it showing my translation of hello as wrong? Something am missing?

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLuiz113116

Both.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maya73002

E

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria-Tita21

Hello, how are you should be accepted... Salut... Hi or hello

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaraMartin850961

"Hello, how are you?" Is incorrect because it's "Hi, how are you?" Really? That seems beyond pedantic.

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NatashaSam2

Hello was marked incorrect. Why?

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VangelisPa1

Hello for salut not accepted? Come on! Also I always thought "comment ca va" something along the lines of "how is it going" or a more informal "how goes it".

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Reginajj3

Why is 'Hello, how are you' incorrect?

May 8, 2018

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

I have answered "Hello, how afe you?" I was corrected: "Hi, how are you?" Should be Hello accepted too?

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanDiegoV725958

Why "Salut" can't be "hello" also?

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mammad99

Hello how are you was not accepted

May 10, 2018

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

"Hello, how are you" didn't go through!

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peniel173

I put Hello, how are you. Why is that wrong?

May 10, 2018

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

Surely "Hello, how are you?" would be a good translation?

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emmanuel136272

I wrote " Hello" instead of "Hi" and it seems i'm wrong.

How is that????

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emmanuel136272

I wrote " Hello" instead of "Hi" and it seems i'm wrong.

How is that????

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sev4Life

Why is "Hello, how are you?" incorrect?

May 18, 2018

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

I didn't know that "hi" and "hello" are different! I got a wrong answer using hello instead of hi. Please enlighten me. Thanks

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmreKaya811821

Hi, how are you doing and hello, how are you doing is same thing why it didn't accpet my answer

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PennyFoste1

When did 'salut' become 'hey'?

May 22, 2018

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

Doesn't the translation "hello, how are you?" mean basically the same thing as "Hi, how are you doing"?

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/archie920890

Hi= hello

May 27, 2018

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

I wrote: 'Hello how are you doing' And: 'Hi how are you'

And it told me it was wrong.

The only acceptable answer was: 'Hi how are you doing'

This is a bit annoying

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth565397

'Hello, how are you'......wrong??!!!!! Um ok....

May 27, 2018

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

Why is: "Hi, how are you?" Not a valid answer? It shows on the translation cascade.

May 28, 2018

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

"Hi, how are you?" Is in the option cascade as a good answer but this platform says I am wrong...confusing!!!

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1106253475

In english we would never say 'how are you doing' , we would say 'how are you or how are you going'.

June 15, 2018

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

really? I hear people saying "how are you doing" all the time

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ColeWagner3

My answer: how are you? Doulingo: wrong. How are you doing? It seems a bit facetious...

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zacharie248283

Yes, how are you

November 15, 2018

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

I get it

November 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pratyaksh21

Comment ça va means are you doing well or how are you ?

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sharonwise1

Why did I get how is it going wrong

December 17, 2018

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

I thought comment as comment in English . But I didn't think that it is how.

December 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel855058

I guess, "How is ya?" is not the right translation.

January 8, 2019

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

❤❤❤❤

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SexyBeaver42

It's my birthday can i have a lingot?

January 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ivy618188

Super. Et toi?

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fatima761333

I put, "hi, how are you" isnt that the exact same thing

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackie792319

Can I really be marked down for translating "ca va" as "how are you?" instead of "how are you doing?" as Duo says? There seems to me to be very little difference. But if that is the case then how do you say "how are you?"

January 31, 2019

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

Can anyone else hear Joey's voice from Friends when seeing this sentence?

February 7, 2019

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

How are you ? Comment ça va ? It's the same eady

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unicorn1234560

I mean i answered " Hi how's it going" and it accepted it soooooo.......

March 13, 2019

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

i HAVE TYPED THIS CORRECTLY THREE TIMES

March 26, 2019

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

Whats wrong 4 times still get red marking

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlishaM.1

It also means hello to, not just hi.

April 1, 2019

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

Can you substitute other words instead of "hi" for "Salut"? I said Greetings, and it was wrong.

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leozaki1

what exactly is the meaning of 'Salut' and how do i know when i should use it as 'bye' and when i should use it as 'hi'?

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidValla134237

There is a series, learn french with Alexa. She is from France. She says salut can be hi or bye but is used among people who know one another. She says for people you don't know you use more formal expressions like bonjour and au revior. She explains a lot. Her series is a good way to get details.

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leozaki1

thank you :3

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1106253475

I am sorry that I got involved in this discussion, perhaps it is my age (old)! When I heard that Ca va translated as 'How are you doing?' I cringed in despair as it was appalling English, but since posting I have heard so people using this expression that I realise it is the slippery slope of language. Sad but true I 'seen' it written the other day

April 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1dontbelieveit

I am English. I would say 'How are you?' I accept American English in the Spanish course since Duo is founded by some one from South America. I was marked on a previous question: woman's voice says 'enchanté' and I was wrong for writing enchantée. Was unable to comment on that section

May 5, 2019

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

I'm American and I would say, "how are you?". The translation above is Hi, how are you?, so I'm not sure what your question is.

Also, Luis Von Ahn is from Guatemala, which is in North America.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris325532

Salut is hi, but in the exercise, I only had hello, and it was correct.. Please make sure you are not confusing learners with wrong translations.

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexanderP2009

Salut can be hi or bye! Bye ,how are you? Should have been excepted

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex58973

Every time I try to use the vocal thing, it tells me I'm wrong. My mic is working just fine. Am I just that bad at pronunciation? Am I supposed to say it in English? I don't understand what's happening.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisbrown441096

Frequently, although my mic works perfectly, Duo finds fault. I do not know the reason.

September 1, 2019

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

Horrible, thanks for asking :)

September 18, 2019

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

I translated correctly. But iam getting the result as wrong. Iam not getting the result in green colour

September 24, 2019

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

Yes i was wrong. I typed in english whereas i was supposed to type in french.

September 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nath792378

It's so ennoying reapiting for 2 levels of 20 questions each the same thing..

September 25, 2019

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

I put r and u don't that count as correct

September 30, 2015

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

yeah thy told me save texting for ur smartphone

October 11, 2015

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

Salut would be Australian use of G'day!

October 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.azizi

Why "are you fine" is wrong???

October 29, 2015

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

It wouldn't accept salutations

November 26, 2015

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

I agree

December 6, 2015

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

doesn't "ca va" correspond to the american "what's up"?

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

No, what's up is more of slang and "new", but in a way it kind of does, i guess

May 17, 2016

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

Thats not fair you should get a ssecond try

January 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/farhanahmed2

fav

January 20, 2016

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

So many ways to say the same thing!

January 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ibnuzulkifli2002

Comment ça va ?

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatherineM211581

Spelling correction

January 3, 2017

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

3E

February 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TristanPan5

wa

February 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darkstalker2.0

You know what if you put goodbye how are you?It probably won't count it as correct/right:)

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shridul.G

Um i find it a little confusing that when i have to put a definition for a word like A plus tard. It does'nt give a definition cause i dont know what that word is.

March 2, 2017

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

Nerds go get a life

March 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/240758gv

it can hear me

March 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/englishdummy2

tru

March 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SissyElephant1

i thought salut meant bye

June 11, 2017

[deactivated user]

    When to translate hello or goodbye,

    August 7, 2017

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

    what's diff between "Hello, how are you?" and "hey what's up"

    I don't know how to be formal....... I didn't go through puberty

    August 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tarak478943

    i said it it turned all green then it said wrong

    September 8, 2017

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

    So then how are you supposed to tell the difference

    September 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatyana1750

    this platform is so extra strict on spelling and little things. uff ;/

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Error402

    It really is.

    December 13, 2017

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

    Aussie How you going

    December 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Niamh500859

    I thought ''ca va?'' was the same as '' comment ca va'' but just an abbreviation?? I doesn't make any sense to me how they are the same thing and how one of them is always going to be wrong?!?!

    December 25, 2017

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

    They don't accept shakespearean 'Hello, how art thou?' Shame. No offense!

    December 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kingkreepz1

    it got me hard i was raging

    January 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raneem612814

    i put in'hi,how are the things going'and it said wrong.WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?:(

    January 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lamia938698

    HI HOW ARE YOU ,

    February 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BelAir16490

    Don't be ridiculous!!!! SAlut can mean Hi or hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PennyFoste1

    Again, there are certain things in french that should not be translated verbatim.

    May 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcelvand285221

    Why can't i write “Hello,how are you“

    May 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angelina686134

    Why do u know so much but you're on here??????

    July 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tai620895

    I can not type c like your

    July 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/U5oqSWBt

    hello and hallo are the same word yet Duolingo rejects hallo

    September 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susie592045

    I am getting frustrated with asking me to type the French I hear then when i do, it's wrong they wanted it in English.

    September 6, 2018

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

    salut, je vais bien

    September 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HossamSado
    October 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HossamSado
    October 10, 2018

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

    Not fair. Keeps changing my words. Changed nuit to unit. Not fair.

    June 2, 2014

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

    "Comment ça va", "ça va bien", and "ça va" mean literally the same things, right?

    June 26, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    ça va bien means i am good, but the others means the same except ça va is the shorter and the more commonly used when talking

    May 17, 2016

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

    I really dont understand ça va... it is used in so many different phrases I dont know what they actually mean.

    Every time it has been used so far it has had something to do with the subject of well being or health.

    What are the different uses and meanings of ça va? This is confusing.

    December 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    ça va means how is it going, how are you, but the others (Comment ça va) means the same except ça va is the shorter and the more commonly used when talking ça va literal translation is "it goes", but you get the idea.

    May 18, 2016

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

    Aussies do not say "how are you doing?" We say "How are you going?"

    February 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/champagnepapi1

    Like if u love this app

    October 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smaxim8

    I am giving out a free lingot to someone who would like one. The requirements are that you are polite and do not beg me.

    October 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    If you have a lingot to give away, give it to a helpful comment, not give it to people who say they would like one. Those people who ask you are just people who wants a lingot without doing real work. Besides, you should not be posting a string of these same comments on other disscusions. Duo Mods said that you should not be drawing yourself attention by these kinds of comments

    May 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DB3345S

    Why cant u type 'u' instead of 'you'

    :(

    February 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/horse0509

    isn't Bonjour 'hello' and not 'salut'?

    February 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pinky1215

    I made a stinking spelling mistake

    March 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CHILLYGIRL1984

    This confused me as it says salut, which i thought meant bye. But answer said Hey. How can salut mean hey and bye?

    March 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Salut does mean hello, hi or bye. But if you look back, it did not except bye because you would'nt say "bye, how are you"

    May 17, 2016

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

    HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIDEE

    March 25, 2016

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

    Just saying that I typed "bye, how are you" and it said I was wrong because it was a question. Technically you could say "bye" and then ask a question

    March 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danielhealy1320

    alright feens

    April 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesuisbethany19

    I thought "salut" meant goodbye not hello. Does it mean both?

    May 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Yes, it does mean both. But if you used salut as bye in this question, it would be odd because no one would say "bye, how are you". If it was "Salut, à plus tard" then it would fit to use bye.

    May 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesuisbethany19

    Merci! :)

    May 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    De rien!

    May 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmpk10

    I put 'Salut' as bye and they said that was wrong. Why?

    May 16, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Salut does mean bye, but in this sentence it's hello because would it be odd though if this is "Bye, how are you" ?

    May 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2madsmads

    That makes sense.

    May 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Yeah, i know at first it confused me too

    May 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmpk10

    Thanks! (:

    May 18, 2016

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

    hello how art thou not accepted lol

    May 17, 2016

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

    not faire

    May 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/austin839867

    Can't Salut be written As "Goodbye"?

    December 21, 2016

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

    ?????????

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wonderboy6

    damn we need sitesurf on this ^^

    August 11, 2013

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

    So what does "comment" translate to if "comment ça va" and "ça va" both translate to "how are you?"?

    October 7, 2013

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

    "Comment" means "how".

    October 7, 2013

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

    Please, see the comments, it has been answered.

    "Comment ça va?" is the proper form. = litterally "how is it going", and "ça va" is only the abbreviated form, it only means, (litterally) it's going (well)?

    April 25, 2014

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

    how are you and how are you all should be equal. If I go into a room and say, Hello, how are things going? it would be just as acceptable as saying it singularly.

    October 22, 2013

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

    In French, when you say "Comment ça va"? usually, you ask only one person, but I can imagine a situation where a tv presenter says "Comment ça va?" in a show looking at a crowd, as if he ask them individually, and everyone at large reply: "bien!!!"

    However, it's not the way it's asked usually. If you mean "all" when talking to guys in a room, you would rather say "Vous allez bien?" to show the plural. If you say "tu" to all of them individually, it will be clear you talk to everyone as a group, but if you say "vous" to some people, you will be forced to say "Vous allez tous bien?"/"Vous allez bien, tous?" etc...

    April 25, 2014

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

    I disagree, if I understand you correctly.

    If I entered a room with a group of people in it and said "how are you?" I would almost certainly be asked who I was talking to rather than being given an answer by everybody. If I said, "hey everyone, how are you?" then that would be like asking "how are you all?".

    Otherwise they are different questions, just like "how is he going?" vs "how are they going?".

    October 23, 2013

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

    I work at a Frebch stire run by two genuine french people and they use comment ça va and ça va to ask how are you. They have also used the phrase comment tale vous. I ammost certainly getting the spelling wrong however i believe that it is a more formal way of saying how are you in comparison to the less formal ça va.

    March 11, 2014

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

    The sentence is "Comment allez-vous?", yes, it's more formal, and more proper.

    April 25, 2014

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

    What does "comment" mean?

    April 28, 2014

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

    Comment = how.

    May 15, 2014

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

    What does "comment" mean?

    April 28, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Comment means how.

    May 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darx0412

    I said, "hello, what's up" and got it right

    May 5, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Really? it's not supposed to but hooray, then

    May 17, 2016

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

    FFDED

    July 28, 2014

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

    sometimes french ''confusing'' is very ''Confusing'' although i have only been learning french for a month i need more help learning common phrases i wiill accept help from nice people

    otherwise maybe french is confusing/fancy my parents say girls dig french so maybe i will get popular in highschool or college who knows????

    ;) to them all

    August 4, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carissa7127

    Im using my kindle fire to learn on this app, but i cant fine the c with the hook (i am taking french at school and i have learned what its called i just forget) on my keyboard. When i say ca it marks it as a typo, does anybody know where it is or how to get it?

    September 25, 2014

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

    What is the difference betwen ''ça va'' and ''comment ça va''?

    October 22, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    ça va bien means i am good, but the other means the same except ça va is the shorter and the more commonly used when talking

    May 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crazze4froyo

    i think comment ca va and ca va are the exact same <3:)

    October 24, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Almost. it's like saying hi and compare it to hello

    May 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jere359

    It is hard to hear the pronunciation of the words.

    October 24, 2014

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

    Is learning french harder than learning sanskrit ?

    October 27, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/john.ecosse

    As a native English speaker we use "how are you doing?" Sometimes shortened to "How y' doing?" Or "how goes it?" We would never use "How are you going" Unless asking about the mode of transport re travelling to a place

    November 12, 2014

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

    What is the direct translation of 'comment', then? Is it a verb with other conjegations?

    November 24, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    I am not sure about this but apparently it is a adverb (please excuse me if i got it wrong). The direct translation of comment is how or what. an example for what is from the page: http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/comment.htm.

    -Philippe est mort. - Comment ?

    • Philippe is dead.
    • What?
    May 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loganblake247

    What is the next question

    February 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    You find out by clicking the continue button. ^^D

    May 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vyush1234

    A really cool app

    April 19, 2015

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

    lol

    May 9, 2015

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

    Other translations accept good morning. Please make this more consistent.

    June 26, 2015

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

    Soooo easy!!!!

    July 8, 2015

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

    This is awsome

    September 6, 2015

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

    it said: oops save texting for your smartphone

    September 22, 2015

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

    i am giving 2 free lingots if you want them reply back to me i will choose a random person reply back within one week! :) CLOSED

    October 11, 2015

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

    Adele

    March 7, 2016

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

    Dude that is not related to french. ????????

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aidan.ks

    this is broke

    March 15, 2016

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

    hello how are you

    March 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spanish.waffles

    ~ Adele

    March 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soogeun6

    sex with me~

    December 7, 2016

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

    Apparently "hi" is more formal than "hello". xD

    January 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jakayl6

    bnnnhhgbgbnbhnfgvjfv jkjycjkuyyfuyjk kuycikjtryvkucyviccccccrtyxuvthx hjkvhtyc viuolk7utdfg87g87v8o98y688o6f9ih7gyuin989v890h[phg0890pklgfwqasssssdfghjkjhgfdsasdfghjkjhgfdsaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssaaaaaaaaasasdasdasdasdsadasdadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasdfghjkl;'b1112223334567890-\][poiuytrewq

    February 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamMurphy704630

    Before it says Salut is bye... which i knew was incorrect because my teacher told me otherwise. Now when i put bye for salut it says it means HEY which i put in the first place. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS BECAUSE IT MAKES ME LOOK SILLY INFRONT OF ALL MY FRIENDS FIX ITTTTTTTT

    March 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kieran875470

    BOOOOOOO

    May 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michelle773229

    You are stupid

    May 18, 2017

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

    this is s##t

    May 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mia842924

    Y

    June 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeatrixHan1

    speaker off

    September 23, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eldaestrad4

    my answer is right

    September 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L.Denham

    What is the difference between 'comment ça va?' and 'ça va bien?' ?

    July 20, 2013

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

    Please, see the comments on the page.

    April 25, 2014

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

    comment ca va? ca va? ca va bien? all mean the same thing but are just said differently depending on the person's preferred way of saying it and the situation in which the question is asked.

    July 27, 2013

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

    i always say the wrong answer. for some reason i looked at google translation the answer is correct ????????????????????????????????????????????

    etc...

    so in a way i am saying it correctly overall after 100% effort i checked and i was wrong i said "bonjour" but it said i said "bounjor" what the HECK???????!!!!!!!?????????????!!!!!!!!

    $%# THIS AND *** THIS

    P.S____-WHAT ON EARTH IS HAPPENING TO THIS EXOTIC WORLD OH MY GOD IN ABOUT 1,000,000,000 YEARS THE EARTH IS GONNA

    __EXPLODE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD_______

    JK I LOVE DUOLINGO so long amigos

    DOUBLE P.S

    prepare for the apocalypse

    MAKE A BUNKER AND RUN INTO A SPACE SHUTTLE

    THEN OFF TO MARS

    ____FINN______

    July 28, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rileyb229

    What?

    November 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyle456108

    Google translate is not accurate

    December 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicet87630

    Have fun then...............0-0

    May 18, 2016

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

    I though hello how are you was salut common vas tu

    June 13, 2015

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

    ?

    November 20, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasJacobs8

    interesting...

    December 5, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamie.Mar

    Hello, its me, I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet, to go over everything, they say time is supposes to heal ya, but I ain't done much healin'. Hello can you hear me? Am in California dreamin' 'bout who we used to be when we were younger and free. I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet. There's such a difference between us and a million miles. HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE!

    January 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/derrickway1

    Go f yourself i wrot that WTF!?!?

    February 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Javong969

    this is gay

    February 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeOxbig0

    it should be shrek. Be normal. SHrek is love and shrek is life.....

    Suck shrek

    February 9, 2016

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

    like when i wanted to skip it and write down it got it wrong i went so low!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 11, 2016

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

    Hi

    February 11, 2016

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

    Won't you tell me your name?

    February 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyle456108

    Dangerous, cyber security

    December 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spanish.waffles

    I sang this to the tune of "Hello" by Adele

    February 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laabid1

    This is awsome

    June 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trburns01

    oh

    December 12, 2016

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

    Kkk

    July 4, 2016

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

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    November 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jos859200

    Who is downvoting every post? STOP!

    November 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ent3r

    I think a more relaxed approach should be taken to translations. Although 'Hello, how are you?' is the correct translation, 'Hello, how are you feeling' is a worthy alternative.

    April 4, 2014

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

    There's no "feeling" in the original sentence. It would be "Comment te sens-tu?"/"Comment vous sentez-vous?"

    How are you feeling? is a greeting in English?

    April 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darkstalker2.0

    Um no how are you is a greeting

    March 1, 2017

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