How to Say What’s Up in Spanish
Like every place in the world, there are many ways to greet someone or ask how they’re doing. From hola meaning hello or hi to ¿como estas? meaning how’re you doing?, there is also another common phrase used to ask someone what is happening – qué pasa.
Qué pasa – This is probably the most common way of saying what’s up in Spanish. It is often used in a friendly way, or when texting, to ask what is happening, what is going on, or how the person is doing. If you’re with your Spanish speaking friends at home, family, or traveling to a Spanish speaking country, saying this may be a good way to be more conversational.
Furthermore, qué pasa does translate to “what’s happening” in English. It may be considered a casual greeting that has a meaning similar to how are you? or nice meeting you. However, it is important to keep it in mind that this is often considered an informal greeting. It may not be appropriate to say it to someone really older, like your grandma.
Few Examples of when to say What’s Up in Spanish
Hello, what’s up? – “¿Hola! Qué pasa?”
What’s up, guys? – “¿Qué pasa, chicos?”
What’s up with you this afternoon? – “¿Qué te pasa esta tarde?”
What’s up, how are you doing today? – “¿Qué pasa, cómo estás hoy?”
Whats up? I haven’t seen you in a while! – “¿Qué pasa? ¡No te he visto en un tiempo!”