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    what's cooking

    hi...i'm not good in english...

    i just want to know, what does my friend means when he asked me "what's cooking?" does it a kind of idioms or slang or what?
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    Re: what's cooking

    am sorry pelajar i never heard of that phrase but i think cooking it comefrom the verb cook


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    Quote Originally Posted by pelajar
    hi...i'm not good in english...
    i just want to know, what does my friend means when he asked me "what's cooking?" does it a kind of idioms or slang or what?
    Your friend is asking you what you are doing at this moment in time, or he may be asking in a general sense if there is anything interesting happening.
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    Re: what's cooking

    "What's cooking?" is a colloquialism for "what's going on?" or "what do you have planned for the day?" (depending upon the context).


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    thanks for the explain


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    whats cooking = whats happening.


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    for example when you habe subject in school and you don't understand this subect you say : what's cooking i understand nothing in this subject :)


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    Re: what's cooking

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghoti View Post
    for example when you habe subject in school and you don't understand this subect you say : what's cooking i understand nothing in this subject :)
    I fon't see how it can be used in this way. What exactly would you mean by it?

    It is much more likely to be used between friends to find out what is going on [ A meets B, who is on the way to a bus: "Hey, xxxx, what's cooking? anthing I might like?" "Well, maybe. A bunch of us are going to the mall to hang out for a while, maybe have a latte or two. Come along if you like."]

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