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¿Qué pasa?

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Is this the correct way to say, "Whats up'" (the greeting).

And is there a way to type an -e (or any vowel) with an accent on your key board?

Thank you!

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updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Sara-Beth

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If your operating system is Windows, check out this URL:
http://spanish.about.com/od/writtenspanish/a/typingaccents_2.htm.
It explains how to enter (type in) any of the spanish characters you are likely to need using the "Alt" key and numeric keypad in your keyboard. ¡Bueno suerte! áÁéÿ etc.

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Moe
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"¿Qué onda'" would be a better way to say it. It's way more common (here in Mexico at least)

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by Satlite
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¿Qué hubo'

Sí, y en México también se dice ¡quihubole! y ¡quihubo!, las cuales vienen de ¿Qué hubo? Las dos son maneras de decir "What's up'"

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Note that ¿qué pasa? could be understood as what's wrong?
Other ways to say it:
¿Cómo te va?
¿Qué hubo?
¿Qué hay'

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by Terry
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I use: ¿Qué tal? = What's up? Like "Bugs Bunny". This is common usage.

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by Daniel
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thought that ¿Qué pasa? is Mexican slang, no'

No, it's not slang, Mexican or otherwise. It's just standard Spanish, meaning "What is happening'" It is indeed used as a greeting, but it's not as colloquial as "What's up'" My version might be closer in register to "Wassup, player'"

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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So "¿Qué pasa'" would be, "Whats happening'" haha that works for me =D thx

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by Sara-Beth
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I agree with you James--it is said that way mostly in Mexico--but 'reading' you quote that greeting made me laugh out loud. Hehehe. Sara, I came across the link below. It should help.

http://spanish.about.com/od/spanishfortravelers/a/greetings.htm

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by LadyDi
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James Santiago said:

In Mexico, you'll hear ¿Qué onda, güey?

You can type in Spanish by activating an IME in Windows.

Hi James,

I thought that ¿Qué pasa? is Mexican slang, no?

Marco

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by Marco-T
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In Mexico, you'll hear ¿Qué onda, güey?

You can type in Spanish by activating an IME in Windows.

updated ENE 13, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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