Salut! Je m’appelle… Comment t’appelles-tu?. How do teenagers in the United States greet adults? How do they greet other teenagers? How do they say goodbye? What gestures do they use?. Savais-tu que…? Did you know…?.
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Salut! Je m’appelle… Comment t’appelles-tu?
How do teenagers in the United States greet adults? How do they greet other teenagers? • How do they say goodbye? What gestures do they use?
Savais-tu que…? Did you know…? • In France, girls kiss both girls and boys on the cheek when they meet or say goodbye. • The number of kisses varies from two to four depending on the region. • Boys shake hands with one another. • Teenagers may kiss adults who are family members or friends of the family, but they shake hands when they greet other adults.
To address adults who aren’t family members, teenagers generally use these titles: • Madame (Mme) – Is used to address a married woman • Mademoiselle (Mlle) – Is used to address an unmarried woman • Monsieur (M) – Is used to address a man
Comment ça va? Or Ça va? (How are you?) is an informal greeting that corresponds to the following expressions: • Comment vas-tu? (when addressing a friend) • Ex: Salut Paul. Comment vas-tu? • Comment allez-vous? (when addressing an adult) Ex: - Bonjour, monsieur. Comment allez-vous?
Comment ça va… super! great! trèsbien. very well.
Comment ça va? • Bien. Well. Pas mal. Not bad.
Ça va… Comme ci comme ça. So so. Bof! Neither good nor bad, expression of indifference
Ça va… Très mal. Very bad. Mal. Bad. Pas Terrible. Not so great.