what is the difference between come va and come stai?

antoinetter nl Netherlands

what is the difference between come va and come stai?

March 2014
  • chrul pl Poland

    Come va - can be translated as how are the things going, whereas come stai as how are you. So in fact they both mean the same thing and it's up to you which one do you wish to use.

    March 2014
  • mikebond fr France

    Paul, regardless of what Wordreference says, I don't perceive "Come va?" as so informal as "Come stai?"

    I'd say "come va?" lies halfway between "come sta (Lei)?" (formal pronoun) and "come stai (tu)?" (informal pronoun). It can be used whether you address the person as Lei or as tu.

    March 2014
  • pmilone us United States

    Thanks Mike!

    March 2014
  • OzzyHellBack us United States

    Thank you very much Mikebond! You are a treasure trove of Italian information! Grazie mio amico! Sorry if I've made a mistake in the little sentence of mine.

    March 2014