In Spanish-speaking world, only Mexicans speak “¿Qué pasó?” ?

Does "¿Qué pasó?" only belong to Mexican Spanish.In Mexican Spanish, "¿Qué pasó?" means "What have you been up to ? " when greeting someone
What about Spaniards, Argentine , Costa Rica? They say something else instead of "¿Qué pasó?"True or False?


  1. ‘¿’Qué pasó?’ is not only used in Mexican Spanish. It means ‘What happened’, not ‘What have you been up to’. If you wanted to ask that, you would say ‘¿Qué has hecho?’. You might be getting confused with ‘Qué pasa’, which means ‘What’s up/what’s happening?’

    I hope that made sense.

  2. "K paso" means, "what happened."

    I use it all the time. But I certainly don’t write "que." I’ll write, "q" or "k" to represent the word. Shorter, and more efficient.

    Also, I don’t always fiddle with tildes. 😉

    So, no. Not only mexicans use it. I’m Argentinian. And my Peruvian friends also use it.

  3. I think other Spanish speakers do say "qué pasó," but Mexicans seems to use it more. Other Spanish speakers from Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, etc. seem to prefer "que pasa."

  4. No, this expression is used in many Spanish speaking countries, but it might be of Mexican influence, remember mexican TV shows , singers and actors have a strong influence in Latin America. It means "What’s Up" it is used informally among friends.

  5. well que paso actually means what happened…so the correct term would be que pasa meaning whats happening…people also use que tal or como estas meaning how are you because que pasa can be informal and disrespectful to an elder person.

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  6. Que paso’?the verb is past tense.que paso’ mean what happened?
    Que pasa?present tense mean what is happen,whats up?
    And is using que paso,in all countries which have spanish language,like south america,central america,mexico.what change sometimes is the sound and slang spanish people use.Good question.


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