Is it rude to reply to a greeting by saying "yeah?

A stranger comes up to you and says HI! and I reply with "yeah?"

Is that rude?

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Oh. I guess most people agree it's rude, didn't know it was that rude. It's just a bad habit, I always think they want something from me

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Most Helpful Girl

  • I don't understand XD

    I mean, if I translate it to Spanish doesn't make sense...

    - ¡Hola!
    - Sí

    What the fuck? XD

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    • It would be Si?

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    • No, I'm not asking a question. I'm telling you it would be Sí?

      You've never heard a Spanish speaker say Sí?

    • Yeah, I said it would be "sí"

      of course I've heard people saying "sí" but not in that context

Most Helpful Guy

  • Generally, yes, but I think it depends on your tone of voice. If you sound indifferent or angry, you'll come off as very rude. If you're all happy when you say it, they probably won't consider it as rude. I myself would just think that you didn't hear what I said.

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What Girls Said 6

  • I'd say it is rude most of the time to respond that way. If they are simply trying to say "hello," answering with a "hello" or "hi" in return is more appropriate.

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  • Depends on the tone of their "hey". Like if it sounds like a questioning "hey", a "hey" to get my attention, it's perfectly fine to respond with "yeah?"

    But if it sounds like a greeting, then it's a little rude.

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  • That's usually seen as rude.

    Say Hi back next time.

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    • It's a bad habit. I assume they want something from me or are trying to sell me something

    • Ok. I used to have this thing myself whenever people said ''hi'' i always replied with '' What?''

      But.. well just work on it. The more you respond back properly, the more you get used to it.

  • it actually depends on who you are talking to.

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  • It depends on the tone you say it in.

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  • Yeah, unless it's from a fily member or really good friend.

    I won't be offended if my brother responds with a yeah.

    ✌❤

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What Guys Said 6

  • Yeah?
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  • haha , but yeah makes sense. It's basically saying, hey , what's up, I'm paying attention.

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  • yeah a little rude. because its like saying "what do you want?"

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    • which is exactly what's going through my head lol, not in my bad way. Like literally, what do you want sir/maam?

    • Well I guess a stranger does want something if they come up to you, so I get why youd say it. But id still go "Hello, can i help you?" Or something like that

  • Depends on your intentions.

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  • yeah because it can sound like whatever

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  • Yeah...
    %%%

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