new - news

  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    "What's the news?" assumes that the person you're asking has been waiting for word on something in particular. You might say this, for example, if your friend has told you he's awaiting word of whether he's been accepted for a job.

    "What's new?" is a general question meaning, what's been happening in your life since we last spoke?
     
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