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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.
In this lesson, we’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question “What's the matter?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to make complaints and ask someone else if they’re having any issues.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
¿Qué pasa?
La oficina está oscura.
Once more with the English translation.
¿Qué pasa?
“What's the matter?”
La oficina está oscura.
“The office is dark.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What's the matter?”
That's: ¿Qué pasa?
Listen to it again: ¿Qué pasa?, ¿Qué pasa?
“What's the matter?”
This Spanish sentence literally translates into "What happens?,” but it means “What's the matter?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
La oficina está {adjective}.
“The office is {adjective}.”
For example:
“The office is dark.”
La oficina está oscura., La oficina está oscura.