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    #1

    Cool well

    Hi there!

    I've got a question: A friend of mine (who's French too) always answers "I'm well, thanks" when he is asked "how are you?".

    Is this correct?

    Thanks

    W

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    #2

    Re: well

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hi there!

    I've got a question: A friend of mine (who's French too) always answers "I'm well, thanks" when he is asked "how are you?".

    Is this correct?

    Thanks

    W
    Yes it's fine, he is saying that his health is good.


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    #3

    Re: well

    he is saying that his health is good.

    I think that's being too specific.
    The question, "How are you?" is a conversational ritual, "Well, thank you." is one routine reply, meaning 'fine', but in a slightly more 'refined' manner.

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