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  • Hi, everybody.

  • I'm Esther.

  • And in this video, we're going to talk about a slang word that isWhat's up?”

  • SoWhat's up?” can be used in 2 ways.

  • The first way is a way to greet people to say, 'hi'.

  • And actually when we say, “What's up?”, it meanshi”, “how are you?”

  • orWhat are you doing these days?” right.

  • What are you up to these days?”

  • So that's the first way we useWhat's up?”

  • The second way is to ask, “What's wrong?” “Is something wrong?”

  • Is something bad happening to you?” right.

  • So those are the two ways we can use 'What's up?'.

  • So let's look at these example sentences.

  • Here is the first one.

  • Hey, Susie. What's up?”

  • So this person, 'A", is asking Susie,

  • Hey Susie how are you?"

  • orHey, Susie. What are you up to these days?”

  • What are you doing these days?”

  • And here are some ways you can answer.

  • "Nothing much."

  • That means nothing special is happening in my life.

  • I'm not doing much or maybe if they said,

  • "Hey Susie what's up?"

  • Susie can say, “I'm going to the movies.”

  • She would just say what she's doing. Right.

  • Another way, remember the second way, is to ask,

  • What's wrong?” “Is everything okay?”

  • So here is how we would use it.

  • "You look upset."

  • "What's up?"

  • Again, "You look upset. What's up?",

  • "What's wrong?"

  • And maybe this person would say,

  • “I lost my wallet.”

  • That's why they're upset.

  • “I lost my wallet.”

  • So you can say why you look upset.

  • What's going on?” OrWhat's wrong?”

  • Now let's look at how to pronounce it one more time.

  • What's up?”

  • It's almost like what's and up are blended, like they are connected.

  • What's up?”

  • And I also want to mention

  • that some people say, “What up?”

  • They take out the 's'.

  • What up?”

  • Or some people even just say 'sup' right?

  • 'Sup' that means the same thing

  • but I want you guys to make sure that you useWhat's up?”

  • That's the best way to say it.

  • Let's look at a few more example sentences together.

  • Okay, let's look at some examples.

  • Long time no see what's up?

  • Long time no see what's up?

  • I was surprised to get your call. What's up?

  • I was surprised to get your call. What's up?

  • What's up with you these days?

  • What's up with you these days?

  • Are you crying? What's up?

  • Are you crying? What's up?

  • Okay, so we've looked at some example sentences.

  • Now, let me remind you thatWhat's up?” is a great way to sayHelloorHow are you?”

  • But remember, only to somebody that you know well.

  • So maybe a friend ... maybe family if you're very close,

  • but never in a business conversation.

  • And never in a formal conversation where you are meeting with somebody very important.

  • In those cases you just want to say, “How are you?”

  • NotWhat's up?”

  • Okay?

  • Alright, well I hope this video helped you guys learn more English.

  • And see you next time.

Hi, everybody.

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What's Up? Meaning and Grammar with Example Sentences | Learn English Slang

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    Summer posted on 2021/10/31
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