I understand "qué pasa" means "what"s happening" or "what"s walking on" yet I am no sure exactly how to respond when someone asks me this question.

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Could someone offer me some sample responses in Spanish through English translations?


¿Qué pasa? normally means What"s up?

Normally we reply ~ above that like it would certainly be exactly how are you? so simply say something prefer "Aquí, muy bien, aprendiendo español" - "Here, I"m great, discovering spanish"

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Now a keep in mind from a aboriginal , if girlfriend wanna be funny and you have actually confidence with the one you room talking to, you can reply "el tiempo" (Qué pasa? -literally means, what is passing-, you speak el tiempo -the time-) you have the right to get back a slap or a laugh

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I was pretty new to Spanish and also someone inquiry me this. Ns responded no pasa nada and also he appeared happy v the response... I want to follow it up through some casual conversation yet didn"t know enough Spanish. Now I might say something choose Estoy feliz que ....something you space happy about. Or anything else you would prefer to speak about


Unless you look in pain or the looks as though something inexplicable is walking on, "¿Qué pasa?" is much more like a rhetorical question. Imagine that someone says to friend "How do you do?" would certainly you answer...?

1) just how do I do what?

2) I do it well

That "How do you do?" is no asking you how do you do or execute anything, it is simply a greeting, and also you simply reply through something comparable (yes, i know, it is no a usual greeting.)

Person A: ¿Qué pasa?

Person B: ¿Qué pasa? / ¿Qué hay? / ¿Qué pasó? (México, Cuba...) / Hola / ...

A lot of foreigners store trying to provide me an answer when ns say "¿Qué pasa?", and also every time I uncover it for this reason weird... The wasn"t a literal question, however a greeting.


updated ago 23, 2010
edited by lazarus1907
posted through lazarus1907
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"Pasa nada". Would also be a great answer.


updated ago 23, 2010
posted by CalvoViejo
No, you have to say "NO pasa nada". - lazarus1907, ago 23, 2010
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No pasa nada-Nothing is happening.Todo marcha bien(mal)-Everything is good(bad).¿Qué tal?-Whats up?Nada nuevo-Nothing new.

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updated FEB 24, 2010
edited by pescador1
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Que pasa? whats happening?-nothing much-nada or no sé


updated FEB 24, 2010
posted by nicakim
¿Qué...? - 0074b507, FEB 23, 2010
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I have heard "nada mucho" (nothing much) and also "lo mismo" (the same) used


updated FEB 24, 2010
posted through carmen101
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I have heard "aqui no mas" method "nothing much". Seems favor an equally casual response.


updated back 23, 2010
posted through estudiante9871
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¿Por qué me lo preguntas?


updated earlier 23, 2010
posted through Fitzwilliam