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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 “How's your mother?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about well-being and ask how someone is doing.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
¿Cómo está tu mamá?
Está bien.
Once more with the English translation.
¿Cómo está tu mamá?
“How's your mother?”
Está bien.
“She's fine.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How's your mother?”
That's: ¿Cómo está tu mamá?
Listen to it again: ¿Cómo está tu mamá?, ¿Cómo está tu mamá?
“How's your mother?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Está {state of well-being}.
This Spanish sentence literally translates as “Is [state of well-being]." We omit the article "she".
For example:
“She's fine.”
Está bien., Está bien.