WHATCHU' DOING? - PIDGIN Dictionary

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WHATCHU' DOING?

(waw-CHOO-doo-een OR waw-choo-DOO-een), interrogative (variant of English “What are you doing?”)

1.  Used to initiate social or recreational event

Example:

WHATCHU' DOING? Take a break, you. We go cruzin’.

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2. Expresses curiosity or surprise upon discovery of unexpected or unapproved activity

Examples:

a. Kayla girl, WHATCHU’ DOING? Lipstick is fo’ grown wahine.

b. Bobby boy, danger, you! WHATCHU’ DOING? You no mo’ nuttin’ fo’ shave.

Submitted by Irene from Waipiʻo Gentry, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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WHATCHU' DOING?

1. Checking in with someone to see what they are up to

2. Asking someone what activity they are in the process of doing or working on

3. What are you plans?

Example:

Ho, Brah!  Whatchu’ doing over Christmas? Got time off from work or wot?

Submitted by Jason from Hilo, Hawaiʻi (Submit yo' own)

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WHATCHU' DOING?

1. What are you doing

Examples:

a. WHATCHU' DOING wid all da kine stuff you went buy befo you went ask da bladas wat dey like kaukau fo dinna

b. Da beeg papule potagee stay shaka afta he go to da stoa and stay ask da butcha WHATCHU' DOING wid dat meat ova dea and da butchsa went tell um dey get special today fo 65% off da regula price
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2. What are you going to do

Examples:

a. WHATCHU' DOING if da buggah kum out fo rob da ohana an den you no stay ready fo dat, but ya ohana no get any kala anyhow so you no kea if he stay rob da ohana li’dat

b. Da brada want me and da wahines go figa out dat da mo betta way is fo tell da kahuna about WATCHU' DOING now, den bumby we no get any kine pilakia

Submitted by Frank from Kailua, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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