Have you been answering corectly? Take a look at this video lesson to find out.
What’s up RealLife English, welcome to another one minute video lesson, and today I’m going to teach you the origin and how to really use the word “What’s Up.”
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The first thing you guys have to know is that when someone says “Hey, what’s up?” you do not say “Oh, I’m good.” That’s not how we respond.
When someone says “what’s up,” this comes from the phrase “what have you been up to.” “Up to,” in English, is a synonym, you’re going to hear this in many verb tenses, it means “doing.” So, when I say “what have you been doing?” I’m going to respond in the present perfect continuous “Oh, you know, I’ve been working,” “I’ve been traveling,” “I’ve been studying English.”
So, that’s where what’s up comes from and that’s why, when you respond, you should always say “I’ve been…” working, traveling, studying, whatever.
Ok, so, if you guys like learning about slang and English expressions, don’t forget to click on the link in the outro for 101 English Words You Will Not Learn at School, a free ebook, you’re going to really love it, and I hope to see you guys next time on RealLife TV.