1. rlro New Member

    Brazil,Portuguese
    "Salut, ça gase ?"

    Is this expression commonly used in France ? (I've seen it a couple of times) How could it be translated into english ? Is it very informal ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. carolineR

    carolineR Senior Member

    Indian Ocean
    France
    yes, very informal ; it means ça va ?
    Natives ? your suggestions ? besides "how are you ?" :)
     
  3. anangelaway

    anangelaway Senior Member

    Toulouse
    French
    Yes, I agree with Caroline. It is informal and I would add quite common too.
    I guess it could also mean something like : ''How are things ?''
     
  4. FrançoisXV Senior Member

    Français, France
    Misspelling: ça gaze
     
  5. Katemonster

    Katemonster Senior Member

    Yes, I think 'how's things?' would be a good translation
     
  6. Sadhiq

    Sadhiq Member

    Brussels
    French / Belgium
    very unformal : what's up?
     
  7. friasc

    friasc Senior Member

    Brooklyn, USA
    English-Spanish
    I've also heard 'toi ça gaze comme tu veux ?' Can this phrase also be used as a response to a 'ça va ? '-type greeting : 'oui ça gaze comme je veux, toi ? ' ?
     
  8. friasc

    friasc Senior Member

    Brooklyn, USA
    English-Spanish
    ou encore comme réponse aux questions de type 'ça va ? ' : 'oui ça gaze bien, toi ?'
     
  9. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod (AL mod)

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    I would just point out that it now sounds awfully dated to me (so 90s! :D) and I would avoid using it (it doesn't sound too good to my ears + you should be careful not to use it at work for instance).
    But if you really wanted an answer to that, I would say:
    "oui, ça gaze, et toi ?"

    But even with "young" friends, I would just use "ça va" and all its variants.
     
  10. Hurlevent Senior Member

    French
    Other possible expressions : "ça boume ?" (a little outdated too), "ça baigne ?"
     
  11. friasc

    friasc Senior Member

    Brooklyn, USA
    English-Spanish
    So it's kind of like, 'what's good' ?
     

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