Whassup
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Whassup

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction whassup.
Reductions: "whassup"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • whassup = what + is + up
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Hey, whassup?
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Hey, what is up?
  • (Meaning: What is new? or What's new? or What's going on?)
Examples: "whassup"
  • Hey man, whassup?
  • (Meaning: What's new?)
  • Whassup with your girlfriend these days?
  • (Meaning: What's going on with your girlfriend....maybe she is acting strangely)
  • Whassup with these drink prices?
  • (Meaning: Why are these drink price so high?)
  • Whassup with your lousy attitude?
  • (Meaning: Why are you being difficult?)
  • Whassup with that smell?
  • (Meaning: What is that awful smell?)
Note: Whassup can also be used as a greeting (same as hi or hello) without actually asking somebody for information (What's new?) every time.
From YOUR Teacher: Whassup

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Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as whassup are not real words in English.
  • You need to use reductions in order to sound more natural.
  • You need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers.
  • Reductions are used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.
 
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