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"what's up?" in British English

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what's up?

informal
used to ​ask someone what the ​problem is: What's up - why does everyone ​look so ​serious? What's up with Terry?
(Definition of what's up? from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"what’s up" in American English

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what’s up

infml used for ​asking how someone is or what someone has been doing: "Hi, Chuck, what’s up?" "Nothing much."
(Definition of what’s up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “what's up?”
in Chinese (Simplified) 怎么了?出什么事了?…
in Chinese (Traditional) 怎麼了?出甚麼事了?…
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