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Hola a todos! Soy Lucia. Hi everybody! I’m Lucia.
Welcome to SpanishPod101.com’s Español en tres minutos. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Spanish.
In the last lesson we learned how to count soles. Did you practice at home?
In this lesson, we're going to learn other useful tips to talk about your schedule - for example, if a friend asks you "What are you doing this weekend?"
Let’s start!
To ask someone you already know or a friend, you say:
¿Qué haces este fin de semana?
[slowly] ¿Qué haces este fin de semana?
Let’s break it down.
Qué → is ‘what’.
‘you’ is omitted, because the verb’s form is already talking about ‘you.’
haces is ‘are you doing’.
And este fin de semana is ‘this weekend’
If you want to ask the same question in a formal way you have change the verb’s form, using the pronoun Usted (You), which is referring to a polite version.
Change Tú haces for Usted hace.
Be careful, don’t confuse Usted with Tú, both have the same translation (“You”), but the meaning and the verb form are different.
Qué hace (usted) este fin de semana?
[slowly] ¿Qué hace (usted) este fin de semana?
What if you’re not asking about this weekend?
Asking about a different time period is as easy as replacing este fin de semana.
Tomorrow is mañana. So you can also say ¿Qué haces mañana?
So now, if someone asks you ¿Qué haces mañana? how can you answer?
Here's an example: Voy a la oficina. "I'm going to the office." Voy means "I'm going", a means “to,” and la oficina means "the office". Feel free to replace "office" with any other location!
Now it’s time for Lucia’s Insights.
In some situations, the question ¿Qué es lo que haces? can also mean more generally "What do you do?" or "What is your job?"
This is a really common question you can ask, or that you might be asked the first time you meet someone.
In this lesson we learned how to talk about your schedule. Next time we are going to learn how to use the verb ser "to be". We'll also talk about how to tell people your nationality.
I'll be waiting for you in the next Español en tres minutos.
Hasta la póxima!