Louisiana French/Greetings

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Louisiana French

01. Introduction02. Grammar and Pronunciation03. Greetings
04. Time05. Introduction to Verbs06. Verbs and Tenses07. Goodbyes

Basic Vocabulary[edit]

Conversation Starters

Cajun French English
Bonjour Hello
About this sound Comment ça va? How's it going?
About this sound Comment les affaires? How are things?
About this sound Comment c'est? How is it?
Qui ça dit? What's up?
Comment ça se plume? Literally: How's it plucking?
Comment ça se roule? Literally: How's it rolling?

Common Responses

Cajun French English
Doing Well
About this sound Ça va très bien It's going very well
C'est magnifique It's magnificent
About this sound Joliment bien Very well
About this sound Beaucoup bien Very well
Doing OK
About this sound Comme ci, comme ça So-so (ok)
About this sound Ça peut faire It'll do
Ça va It's going
About this sound Pas mal Not bad
About this sound C’est pas trop mauvais Not too bad
Doing Bad
Ça va mal It's going bad
Ça va pas bien It's not going well.
About this sound Beaucoup mal Very bad
About this sound Ça va pas du tout It's not going at all


Here is a conversation between Pierre and Dennis

  • Pierre: Bonjour Dennis.
  • Dennis: Bonjour Pierre. Comment ça va?
  • Pierre: Ça peut faire. Et toi?
  • Dennis: Ça va bien, merci.

Here Pierre and Dennis first say hello to each other. Then they exchange basic introductory questions.

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