Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

Jessi: Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 4: What do you do? in Spanish (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Spanish learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question What do you do? In Spanish this is
Javier: ¿Qué haces?
The first word in the question is
Javier: qué
Jessi: meaning what in English.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) qué
Jessi: Listen again and repeat.
Javier: qué
{Pause}
Jessi: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Javier: haces
Jessi: meaning you do.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) haces
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: haces
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Javier: qué haces
{pause}
Jessi: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What do you do??
Javier: Soy profesor
Jessi: "I'm a teacher.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Javier: (Slow) Soy profesor
{pause}
Jessi: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Javier: soy
Jessi: meaning am.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) soy
Jessi: Now repeat
Javier: soy
{Pause}
A: And after that
Javier: profesor
meaning teacher.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) profesor
A:Now repeat.
Javier: profesor
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, I'm a teacher., and then repeat.
Javier: Soy profesor
{pause}
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace teacher with doctor.
Javier: doctor
Jessi: doctor
Javier: (slow) doctor (regular) doctor
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with doctor
Javier: Soy doctor
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace teacher. Say I'm a doctor.
{pause}
Javier: Soy doctor
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace doctor with translator.
Javier: traductor
Jessi: translator
Javier: (slow) traductor (regular) traductor
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with translator
Javier: Soy traductor
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for doctor. Say I'm a translator.
{pause}
Javier: Soy traductor
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace translator with designer.
Javier: diseñador
Jessi: designer
Javier: (slow) diseñador (regular) diseñador
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with designer
Javier: Soy diseñador
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for translator. Say I'm a designer.
{pause}
Javier: Soy diseñador
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Spain and someone asks what you do. You are a teacher. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Qué haces? (five seconds) Soy profesor
Jessi: Imagine you are a doctor Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Qué haces? (five seconds) Soy doctor
Jessi: Imagine you are a translator. . Answer the speaker's question.
Javier: ¿Qué haces? (five seconds) Soy traductor
Jessi: Imagine you're designer. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Qué haces? (five seconds) Soy diseñador
Jessi: You want to learn what that person does. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Javier: ¿Qué haces?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 4

25 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters. Got a complicated question? Try asking your teacher using My Teacher Messenger.

SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Please give us your answer to the question below!

 

SpanishPod101.comVerified
Sunday at 9:48 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Kyleigh,


Thank you for leaving the comment!


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Saludos,

Cristiane

Team SpanishPod101.com

Kyleigh
Thursday at 9:39 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Soy estudiante a una universidad

SpanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 11:10 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Ahmed,


Gracias por compartir.

We're happy to know you're enjoying the lessons.

Please let us know if you have any question.

Sigamos practicando.


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Ahmed Eltohamy
Saturday at 9:59 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Soy ingeniero electricista

SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 5:34 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Lynn,


Thank you for participating.

Yes, "bombera" for female and "bombero" for masculine.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Lynn
Saturday at 1:32 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Soy bombera retirada.

Do you make the gender adjustment for a female firefighter or just leave it "bombero"?

SpanishPod101.com
Thursday at 1:52 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Anirudh,


Gracias por tu pregunta.

Dependiendo del contexto puede ser "ejemplo" o "modelo" a seguir.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Anirudh
Saturday at 1:14 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Buenos Dias ,


Muchas gracias ?

¿ Como se dice “Role Model” en español ??

SpanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 12:11 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Anirudh,


Se dice "lengua materna"

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Anirudh
Monday at 6:55 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Buenos dias,

Si, seguro ?

¿ Como se dice "Mother tongue" en español ?