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What's Up?

Welcome to English in a Minute, where we teach you all about idioms in American English. Have you ever heard someone say: what's up? what's up? what's up? what's up? Let's take a look at this conversation: Man: Hey,what's up? Women: What's up? How are you? Man: I'm doing fine, thanks. This phrase is a casual expression and is normally used when you're talking to friends, family, or colleagues.
You would not want to use it in a formal or business situation.
"What's up?" is a greeting. It's a different way of saying "What's happening?" When you ask someone "What's up?" in a conversation, it's another way to say: hello, ask how things are going, how the person is feeling. It's a common greeting used by just about everybody in America! And that's English in a Minute.
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