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What are you about?
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nickyeow - Dec 14th 2009, 03:15
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Sentence #24717

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What are you about?

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Showcmn
你在做甚麼?
nǐ zài zuò shénme ?
Showjpn
何をやっているのですか。
何[なに] を[] やっ[] て[] いる[] の[] です[] か[] 。[]
Showjpn
何をしているのですか。
何[なに] を[] し[] て[] いる[] の[] です[] か[] 。[]

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FeuDRenais
Sep 4th 2010, 10:56
Can someone check the Japanese here?

The Chinese just says "what are you doing?"
blay_paul
Sep 4th 2010, 11:16
> The Chinese just says "what are you doing?"

That's what "What are you about?" means.
FeuDRenais
Sep 4th 2010, 11:33
Not to me, at least.

"What are you about?" generally means "what do you like to do?" or "what things are you interested in?"

British tag?
blay_paul
Sep 4th 2010, 11:47
Better not. It may be an idiolect or minority usage.
FeuDRenais
Sep 4th 2010, 11:55
K. I tagged it as "ambiguous".

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