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Russian translation: Привет! Как дела? Privet! Kak dela?

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14:42 Jun 10, 2001
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hey! what\'s up?
its a saying/greeting that younger adults use to greet a familiar person.
Jennifer Freeman
Russian translation:Привет! Как дела? Privet! Kak dela?
Explanation:
Hope this helps.
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Talyb Samedov
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Local time: 02:47
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Привет! Как дела? Privet! Kak dela?Talyb Samedov
naЭй! Что случилось? (В чем дело?)
ttagir
naPRIVET! KAK OO TIEBYA?xxxyurko
naЭй! В чем дело?
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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6 mins
Эй! В чем дело?


Explanation:
What's up corresponds to Russian В чем дело?
As a greeting one would say
А, привет (эй, привет)


    zzz
Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 11:47
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 86
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Привет! Как дела? Privet! Kak dela?


Explanation:
Hope this helps.


    experience
Talyb Samedov
Canada
Local time: 02:47
Native speaker of: Russian
PRO pts in pair: 211
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Yuri Geifman: Any other translation is literal and incorrect as to the true meaning.
16 hrs

agree  Kirill Semenov
675 days
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4 hrs
PRIVET! KAK OO TIEBYA?


Explanation:
The exact meaning of this expression could be close to:"privet! kak oo tiebya dela?" or just simply "kak dela?"
Several Sources:
1.Longman, Dictionary of Contemporary Engliish; page # 1059 meaning/definition 10
of smth. bad or unwelcome - "what's happening? /... the matter?" drifted into youth slang so quick, that everyone young enouth are using it to greet each other often enough.
2. Conversational formula between young adults from work in any enviroment.
3. Personal experience.
Hope this will enlighten you of its use in Russian language ): Yuri


    See my reply, please
xxxyurko
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7 hrs
Эй! Что случилось? (В чем дело?)


Explanation:
As far one can see, this manner to meet a person reflects a certain preoccupation of the man/woman saying these words. Usual greeting words like How do you do (almost absolutely forgotten), Morning, Good day (with Australian manner to pronounce them G'day), Hi, etc. does not reflects a REAL preoccupation of persons saying these greetings. But "What's up" can be asked even by a person who sees policemen in front of his/her door. So, the right translation sounds
"Эй! Что случилось?"
"Эй! Что стряслось?"
"Эй! В чем дело?"
"Привет! Что стряслось?"

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU




    Almost ANY movie in which somebody tries to understand WHAT IS UP:)
ttagir
Local time: 12:47
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in TatarTatar
PRO pts in pair: 1025
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