“I can’t complain…”

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Please excuse me if I say that this may not be a particularly useful expression for some Parisians.

But after all, I am proud to hold a French passport and to vote in French elections as well as my native American ones … This is just a cross cultural observation. Almost scientific.

Now if you want to sound perfectly North American … and you do mean it…. ( “Tout va bien …,”)  listen and repeat :

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What it does express is an answer to the question: “How are you?”

I suppose it means … “pretty well, thanks!” “Not too bad.” “Could be worse!” “Just fine!”

By the way, how WOULD that be said in French … (le cas echéant … ) Anyone have any suggestions?

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