Hi! What is "are you up"?
I saw this expression and not sure I understand it correctly. What is the meaning of "are you up"? How to answer this question?
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Hi Milania! "Are you up?" is actually one of the silly expressions that you will come across in the English language. It could simply mean "Are you awake?", which, of cause, a sleeping person would not be able to answer. However, people might sometimes reply saying "No, I am sleeping!", indicating that even though they are not asleep as yet, they are trying to do so. On the other hand, if the expression is used in text or on social media, it usually means "Are you online?" or "Do you want to chat?". I hope this helps. Take care, and all the best on your language learning journey.
Are you up? is asking if someone is awake.
It means " Are you awake? ...for example .... to stay up all night
I think of 2 meanings when I hear that. 1. Are you up? = Are you awake? 2. Are you up (for the party)? = Do you want to party?' or 'Do you want to come to the party?' Note: 'Are you down (for the party)?' This can also be used, instead of 'Are you up (for the party)?' More examples: Are you up for the birthday surprise? There's a work meeting in a week, are you (feeling) up for it?
“Are you up?” Is a simple way to say; “Are you awake and out of bed yet?”
It means are you awake , if you are awake yet you'll say "yes I am up" and if you are not yet awake you'll say "no I am not up yet"
Are you still up? I’m asking if someone is still awake. If I ask . ‘ Are you up? ‘ I mean are you out of bed.
It simply means are you out of bed? As you know many people wake up but remain in bed for some time before they get up.
It simply means "are you out of bed?. As you know many people wake up but remain in bed for some time.
My dear friend this expression has different types of meaning like : Are you still awake ? Are you awake yet ? Are you alert ? When people are playing a game it can mean : Is it your turn now ?
Hello Milania, Usually this means are you awake ? But it can be used between friends for arranging an activity. For example "I am going to town for a drink later. Are you up (for it) ?