Siray

03:17 Mar 13, 2016
French language (monolingual) [PRO]
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French term or phrase: Siray
Dear Everyone:

I know that you can say "how are you?" in these ways:

Comment allez-vous?

or

Comment ça va?

However, someone recently told me that I can say "How are you?" in French by using just one word:

"siray" or "sirey" (please forgive my phonetic spelling)

I have never of this, but I don't know everything about the French language! Basically, is this true? Any info given is greatly appreciated. Merci bien!
Pierre Lapin


SUMMARY OF ALL EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED
3ça, raï
isaure
3Ça roule ?
Chéli Rioboo


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Ça roule ?


Explanation:
Il faudrait bien sûr avoir l'écriture phonétique pour en être sûr, mais la présence du "R" me donne à penser qu'il s'agit de cette expression, très courante : "ça roule ?" dans le sens de : tout ba bien pour toi ?

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Note added at 6 heures (2016-03-13 09:25:52 GMT)
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pardon : tout va bien pour toi

Chéli Rioboo
France
Local time: 22:55
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Sylvain Leray: ici je pense à « ça ira ? », comme on peut le dire parfois, variante « ça va aller ? ». Mais que de suppositions...
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1 day 6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
ça, raï


Explanation:
Hi,

I'm native of the South of France and in the old regional language, the old people -or people in the villages- said sometimes "ça, raï !", but it doesn't mean "comment ça va?" It means "oh, ça, ça n'a pas trop d'importance", "ça, encore, ça peut passer : ce n'est pas grave". It can maybe be what you heard.


    Reference: http://www.persee.fr/doc/anami_0003-4398_1901_num_13_51_3491
isaure
France
Local time: 22:55
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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