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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
Today, we’ll learn conversational phrases about occupations. After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about your job and ask what somebody does for a living.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue:
¿A qué te dedicas?
Soy artista.
Listen to it again. Now, with the English translation:
¿A qué te dedicas?
“What do you do?”
Soy artista.
“I’m an artist.”
First of all, you need to learn how to say “What do you do?”
That's: ¿A qué te dedicas?
Listen to it again: ¿A qué te dedicas?, ¿A qué te dedicas?
This Spanish sentence literally translates into “What is your job?,” but it means “What do you do?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
This is the pattern you’ll need:
Soy [your occupation].
This Spanish sentence literally translates into “I'm [occupation]. We omit the article in Spanish.
For example:
“I’m an artist.”
Soy artista., Soy artista.