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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, you’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question, "What are you doing?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to answer this question and tell someone something about what you’re writing.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
¿Qué haces?
Escribo mi diario.
Once more with the English translation.
¿Qué haces?
“What are you doing?”
Escribo mi diario.
“I'm writing my journal.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What are you doing?”
That's: ¿Qué haces?
Listen to it again: ¿Qué haces?, ¿Qué haces?
This Spanish sentence literally translates as “What do?"
But it means “What are you doing?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Escribo [object].
This Spanish sentence literally translates as “I write [object]."
But it means “I'm writing [object].”
For example:
“I'm writing my journal.”
Escribo mi diario., Escribo mi diario.