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Making Conversation

Let's go over the main points you've learned so far. First you learned how to greet someone:

Bonjour Hello.
Salut Hi.
Bonsoir Good evening.

And to introduce yourself:

Je m’appelle… My name is …

You'll learn more about this expression in the next Take It Further

Formal and Informal

You've seen a few expressions for addressing people both formally and informally:

Comment allez-vous? How are you? (formal)
Comment vous appelez-vous? What's your name? (formal)
Comment vas-tu? How are you? (informal)
Comment t’appelles-tu? What's your name? (informal)

More Greetings and Answers to Comment ça va?

Now you’ve learned two more greetings:

Bonsoir Good evening
Comment ça va? How’s it going?

And you can answer that last question in several ways:

ça va bien well
ça va mal not well
pas mal not bad
comme ci, comme ça so-so
super really well
formidable fantastic

Another nice expression to know is:

Enchanté/Enchantée. Nice to meet you.

The first form, ending in is masculine, so it's used by men, and the second, ending in -ée, is feminine, used by women. Both words sound alike, but later on you'll see that adding that extra -e in the feminine often changes the pronunciation of a word.