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What's up? (ウァッツ・アップ)

親しい間柄で頻繁に出てくる表現がこれ。

出会い頭に、 “Hey, what's up?” みたいに使います。

元気? やあ、 どうしてる? どうだい? 最近調子どう? といった意味になります。

 

基本的に挨拶なので、“How are you?” ぐらいに思いま しょう。ちゃんと答える必要はありません。近況を説明 しちゃったりするのは想定外になります。

 

一番ポピュラーな受け答えは、“Not much.”(別に。)です。 “Not much. And you?”(別に。キミは?)ぐらいに返しておくといいでしょう。


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