ça va, ça va…

She meets an old encounter on the métro. It is obvious they don’t want to talk to each-other. Still they will talk forever.

Today, thanks to FwAB, you will learn how to make useless small talk with an old acquaintance you don’t want to talk to, et tout ça… en français.

Alors merci qui?

Heard on the métro:

Elle : ah bonjour, ça va ?

Lui : He mumbles something back. She doesn’t listen.

Elle: Alors, comment ça va? Ca va bien hein ?

Lui : He mumbles something again.

Elle: Ah oui ça va bien hein? Donc, comme ça va alors ?

Lui (…)

Elle : Oh, c’est bien, c’est bien si ça va alors ! C’est bien.

Lui : Et toi ça va ?

Elle : Oh ben moi, tu sais ça va hein, et toi alors, ça va ?

Lui : Bon à un de ces jours alors. On s’appelle hein?

Elle : Bah oui, c’est ça, à la prochaine hein. Mais bon ça va hein ?

Lui : Oui oui, ça va.

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7 Responses

  1. Ca me va tres bien.

  2. T’es sur que c’est pas des Senegalais? Ca ressemble a un truc que j’ai entendu tous les jour pendant 6 mois a Dakar:

    – Nangadef?
    – Mangifi.
    – Anawakerga?
    – Nunofo.
    – Na ta Activites?
    – Ca va.
    – Et les affaires?
    – Ca va.
    – Sinon?
    – Ca va.
    (silence commun, sourires, echange de roles…)
    – Alors?
    – Ca va…

    Et ca dure toute la nuit !

  3. Donc. Ca va. Bon.

    Dude, that is the dumbest conversation evah. I can really imagine the girl though… He must have really pulled a number on her for her to really go for the jugular like that. hah!

  4. And they say romance is dead….

  5. Somehow I can’t imagine this conversation in English. I wonder what an English couple would say under the circumstances. Probably nothing: an embarrassed smile or a black look, and maybe a brief, hello/goodbye before changing carriage.

  6. It’s really that easy? 😉

  7. I’ll have to remember that. “Ca va?”

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