All about the French phrase "Bonjour comment ça va"

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Example in a story with slow audio

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Mal aux dents
Un jour, alors qu’il se promenait, Joe eut très mal aux dents.
One day, while walking, Joe had a terrible toothache.
Il a immédiatement décidé de rentrer chez lui.
He immediately decided to go home.
Sur le chemin du retour, il a rencontré Isabelle.
On the way home, he met Isabelle.
Elle le vit, sourit et le salua.
She saw him, smiled and greeted him.
Isabelle:   Bonjour, comment ça va ?
Hello, how are you?
Joe:   Bonjour Isabelle, je vais bien, et toi ?
Hello Isabelle, I’m fine, and you?
Tout à coup, Joe sentit une douleur insupportable et se crispa…
Suddenly, Joe felt unbearable pain and got tense…
Isabelle:   Oh mon Dieu ! Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas ?
Oh my God! What’s wrong?
Joe:   J’ai mal aux dents…
I have a toothache…
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