What Does "¿Qué pasa?" Mean?
What Does ¿Qué pasa? Mean in English?
Even if you are a beginner at Spanish, you may have already encountered the phrase ¿Qué pasa? . The verb pasar means to happen, so this phrase literally translates as What happens?, though in English you would typically say What's up? or What's going on? to greet someone you know. ¡Ojo! (Watch out!) This phrase is very colloquial, so it is rarely appropriate to use in formal settings. Check out the examples below to see ¿Qué pasa? in action!
Other Uses of ¿Qué pasa?
In addition to What's up?, ¿Qué pasa? can also mean What's wrong? or What's the matter?, depending on the context. Take a look at the following examples: