qué pasa

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qué pasa(
keh
 
pah
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sah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (what is taking place; in questions)
a. what's going on
¿Qué pasa, amigo? ¿Necesitas ayuda?What's going on, buddy? Do you need help?
b. what's happening
¿Qué pasa, cariño? Oí un ruido fuerte.What's happening, dear? I heard a loud noise.
c. what's the matter
¿Qué pasa, chicos? ¿Todo bien?What's the matter, guys? Is everything OK?
d. what's wrong
¿Qué pasa, Damián? Te ves preocupado.What's wrong, Damian? You look worried.
e. what's up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Qué pasa, niños? ¿Están bien?What's up, kids? Are you OK?
2. (what breaks out; in questions)
a. what happens
¿Qué pasa si aprieto este botón?What happens if I press this button?
3. (what is taking place; in statements)
a. what's going on
You look so sad, dear. Tell me what's going on.Te veo muy triste, amor. Dime qué pasa.
b. what's happening
Talk to me. I need to know what's happening.Háblame. Necesito saber qué pasa.
c. what the matter is
No entiendo qué pasa, Enrique. ¿Por qué actúas como si me odiaras?I don't get what the matter is, Enrique. Why do you act like you hate me?
d. what's wrong
Dime qué pasa, hija. Quisiera poder ayudarte.Tell me what's wrong, honey. I'd like to be able to help you.
e. what's up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No sé qué pasa, Diego, pero recuerda que puedes contar conmigo.I don't know what's up, Diego, but remember that you can count on me.
4. (what breaks out; in statements)
a. what happens
Sabes qué pasa cuando mi compañero de cuarto se enoja.You know what happens when my roommate gets angry.
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