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    What's up

    "What's up?"

    It means how's everything, am I right?
    Can I say it to my boss?

    Thank you.

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    Re: What's up

    It is very informal.


    People's relationships with their boss wouldn't usually allow this degree of informality.
    I am not a teacher

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    Re: What's up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    "What's up?"

    It means "How's everything?" Am I right?
    Can I say it to my boss?

    Thank you.
    Note my corrections above. As Roman55 indicated, it entirely depends on your relationship with your boss. I would happily use it with my boss but I work in a very informal atmosphere where, with the exception of our individual responsibilities, we treat each other as equals.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What's up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    "What's up?"



    NOT A TEACHER


    Really "cool" young people just ask, "'sup?" = (What's up?)

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    Re: What's up

    It can be used both ways in AmE, either to inquire about a problem, or ask about what is happening in general.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: What's up

    And "What's cooking?"

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    Re: What's up

    In an Asian work environment, no.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: What's up

    Well, I would guess you don't speak English to your boss in Asia.

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    Re: What's up

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Well, I would guess you don't speak English to your boss in Asia.
    I think there are some Asian countries where English is spoken in workplaces to some extent, such as Singapore, India, Malaysia and Philippines,
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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