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16:13 Nov 16, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: what's up
What's up?

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5 +1元気?sekitan



23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1

元気?(genki? = how are you/are you well?) Assuming you are looking for the Japanese version of the American greeting "what's up", this is a common greeting among Japanese. Some Americans think the purely literal translation of 何上(nani-ue) is funny, but most Japanese won't get the bad joke.


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agree  nonka: どう? (how are you?) どうしてる?(how are you doing?) このごろ、どう?(how are you doing these days?) are also used as common greetings in a similar way.
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