There are many different ways to ask someone how they're doing in French.
The Most Common Way To Say 'How Are You Doing?' in French
- "Comment ca va?" or just "Ca va?" is the most frequently-used way of asking someone how they're doing in French. It's pronounced (commo(n)) sa va? and traslates as "How's it going?"
To a Friend, or Someone of the Same Age
- "Comment vas-tu?" is pronounced common(n) va tu? and means "How are you doing?"
- "Tu vas bien?" is pronounced tu va bien? and means "Are you doing well?"
In a More Formal or Professional Situation (To a Teacher, Member of Staff, Stranger or Distant Relative)
- "Comment allez- vous?" - be careful with this one; you can hear the T in "comment" at the start of "allez." In French, the letter T is usually silent at the end of a word, unless the next word begins with a vowel. Consequently, "Comment allez-vous?" is pronounced common tallay voo? and means "How are you doing?"