作者名称 国旗国籍

Actually a Red Panda

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2020.01.20 15:24

Americans don't really ask, "what are you doing?" It sounds like

a parent that caught their child doing something wrong.

Instead, Americans like to ask, "What are you up to?" which means "what are you doing right now?"

Or they might ask, "What have you been up too?" which is more like "what have you been doing recently?"

Even more casually, "what you up to?" or "wutcha up to?"

Sometimes people also say "what you doin'?" or very simply, "wyd?" (girls sometimes hate this one)
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  • 孟一Murphy 2020.01.20 15:27

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    Thank you sharing
  • juliette 2020.01.20 15:27

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    what are you up to, got it!
  • 仙女 2020.01.20 15:29

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    How do you answer what’s up
  • Rick 2020.01.20 15:29

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    Can I understand your post in this way, be up means do sth?
  • AD 2020.01.20 15:31

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    Hmm. I’d like to ask like “hi dude, what’s you doing up to”
  • Actually a Red Panda 2020.01.20 15:49

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    @Rick to be up to something means to be doing something, yes.
  • Actually a Red Panda 2020.01.20 15:50

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    @AD you can, but it wouldn't be 地道的
  • CHSX 2020.01.20 15:50

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    @Actually a Red Panda How do you say "地道的" in English?
  • Actually a Red Panda 2020.01.20 15:52

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    @仙女 you can pretty much answer with anything. If you aren't doing anything special, you can just say, "nothing much" or "not much"
  • 老奶奶 2020.01.20 15:57

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    Joey always to says:How ya doin?😁
  • Actually a Red Panda 2020.01.20 15:58

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    @CHSX you could probably say authentic or genuine. I should probably make a post about it sometime.
  • Actually a Red Panda 2020.01.20 15:59

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    @老奶奶 hahaha, that's only for the ladies
  • CHSX 2020.01.20 16:00

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    @Actually a Red Panda Can't wait

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