|Camille|| Salut Marcel.
|Marcel|| Salut Camille.
| Ça va?
|How are you?|
|Camille|| Ça va, merci.
that goes thank-you
|I'm well, thanks.|
| Et toi?
|Marcel|| Ça va.
|Camille|| Qu'est-ce que tu fais maintenant?
what-is-it that you do now
|What are you doing right now?|
|Marcel|| Je lis un livre.
I read a book
|I'm reading a book.|
| Et toi?
|Camille|| Je vais au travail. |
I go to-the work
|I'm going to work.|
Salut is an informal greeting, typically used between friends.
Ça va? when pronounced with a questioning intonation, is typically used to ask how someone is doing.
Ça va when pronounced with a flat, declarative intonation is used to express that you are well or that you are doing OK.
Qu'est ce que ... ? is roughly equivalent to the English question word [What ... ?]
Qu'est ce que tu fais ? thus means [What are you doing?]
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