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    It can mean either, depends on the tone of your voice. It's the same as "You alright?" it can mean a greeting or the literal meaning.
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    When a person says that, they aren't actually saying 'you right', it does kind of sound like it, but they're actually saying 'Alright' or 'Y'alright'. A shortened version of 'Are you alright?' , which means 'How are you?'.
    I've a few times said to an American person 'Are you alright?' and gotten a reply along the lines of 'Yes, why wouldn't I be?' haha. Even when said clearly they don't seem to take it as me asking how they are, but rather as me questioning whether they have something wrong with them!

    It is a shortened version of 'Are you alright?' but really, most of the time, the person just means 'hi', so you just say hi back, or 'alright' back, maybe with a little nod of the head, haha.

    It hasn't replaced 'Hi', that is still used just as frequently. It seems to be mostly lads that use 'alright', girls do as well though.
    It's basically the same thing as when an American says "Sup", "Alright" is our version of that.
 
 
 
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