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"What about" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué hay de", and "how about" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué tal". Learn more about the difference between "what about" and "how about" below.
what about(
wuhd
 
uh
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baut
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. qué hay de
Wait, Mom and Dad are going on a trip to Europe? What about us?Espera, ¿mamá y papá se van de vacaciones a Europa? ¿Y qué hay de nosotros?
b. qué tal
Okay, so you don't like that jacket. What about this one?Bueno, así que no te gusta esa chaqueta. ¿Qué tal ésta?
c. qué pasa con
What about Bill? I want him to come with us.¿Qué pasa con Bill? Quiero que él venga con nosotros.
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how about(
hau
 
uh
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baut
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to suggest)
a. qué tal
How about another round of applause for our guest speaker?¿Qué tal otra ronda de aplausos para nuestro orador invitado?
b. qué te parece
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
How about we go to the movies tonight?¿Qué te parece si vamos al cine esta noche?
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