“What’s up with him?” vs. “What’s with him?”

I’d like to know if there is any difference between these two phrases when they are used for expressing the feeling that you think something is wrong with somebody. He’s acting very weird. What’s up with him? and He’s acting very weird. What’s with him? Answer They both can be used to ask about the … Read more

Is “Can I help you” a suitable expression for offering help to a stranger?

A friend of mine, who is local to Japan, noticed someone from abroad with a folding map who looked lost, and would like to know whether or not she could say “Can I help you?”. She had overheard the expression “Can I help you?” while inside stores, but she doesn’t know whether it sounds natural … Read more