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    Arrow Get Somebody Shake

    Hi,
    Get sb shake... What does it mean?


    And I have a more question:

    "Nothing man." Can somebody explain this two words? Can somebody mention about using forms? For example this two words mean that?


    "Nothing who is a man..."

    Is it correct? If it is correct, so what does nothing mean? It means that "unimportant"???

    Thanks for now...

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    It's hard to say without more context....
    Could you perhaps mean "get somebody shaking"?
    If so, that is a slang expression that means to encourage or urge someone to get to work, or to get moving.

    "Nothing man."
    Again, more context is needed. If the phrase is "Nothing, man" (with a comma), it sounds like it is a response to a question. "Man" is often used just as meaningless filler in conversations, like "Man, I am so tired, I can't wait to go home" or "Can you loan me some money?" "No way, I'm totally broke, man."

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    Smile Re: Get Somebody Shake

    Here are the contexts

    First sentence;

    ...
    -You don't think he's up to handling it?
    -Keep your voice down. He can handle all he needs to. But this is something different. Something creepy. His people didn't die pretty. It's got him really shaken.
    ...

    Second sentence;
    ...
    -So you've no idea where he is.
    -No.
    -Well, I'm sure someone does. I'll ask around.
    -Yeah! Do that. Why don't you try Café Metro.
    -What's at Café Metro?
    -Nothing man. Only the biggest loser in Paris. It's a joke. Forget it. Lemme show you some of our local specialties.
    ...

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    Second sentence;
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    -So you've no idea where he is.
    -No.
    -Well, I'm sure someone does. I'll ask around.
    -Yeah! Do that. Why don't you try Caf� Metro.
    -What's at Caf� Metro?
    -Nothing man. Only the biggest loser in Paris. It's a joke. Forget it. Lemme show you some of our local specialties.
    as Ouisch said,"nothing man" here is just a reply to a question,and in a conversation (especially in the US) ,people usually use it.

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    But there is no comma. And If so, how will we explain "What's at Cafe Metro"? What does it mean? I'm a little confused.

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    It's got him really shaken.

    It's got him very upset, frightened and/or nervous.


    Even without the comma, it appears that the author is still using "nothing man" just as an expression to say "there is nothing of interest at the Cafe Metro." When his friend asked "What's at the Cafe Metro?" he's asking what is there of interest at the Cafe Metro.

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch
    It's got him really shaken.
    It's got him very upset, frightened and/or nervous.
    Even without the comma, it appears that the author is still using "nothing man" just as an expression to say "there is nothing of interest at the Cafe Metro." When his friend asked "What's at the Cafe Metro?" he's asking what is there of interest at the Cafe Metro.
    Thanks, so

    "What's at" is "What has at"?

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    Whats happening at Cafe metro?

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon
    Whats happening at Cafe metro?
    But is this more different than Ouisch's answer???

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    Re: Get Somebody Shake

    "What's at Cafe Metro"?

    Is missing 'happening'

    What is there of interest at Cafe Metro?

    Could mean other things, i.e. of interest

    Sometimes you will here the expression 'where it's at' meaning where it's happening


    Like: "Cafe Metro - that's where it's at" it's more an American expression.

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