di_glossia (di_glossia) wrote in linguaphiles,
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This is just a small question about colloquial German. Would you ever use the word 'was' when asking the equivalent of the English expression 'what?' as when a person has misheard a statement or is in disbelief? Because I've been taught that you should use either 'Was denn?' or 'Wie bitte?'

The reason I'm asking is that I see a lot of people who barely speak German using simply 'was' to mean 'what' and I think it's wrong but I'm not sure.
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