1. (third person singular)
a. What did he do? (masculine)
Cuando Will salía de trabajar, ¿qué hacía?When Will left work, what did he do?
b. What was he doing? (masculine)
¿Qué hacía? ¿Por qué lo arrestaron?What was he doing? Why was he arrested?
c. What did she do? (feminine)
Si no había nadie que le ayudara, entonces ¿qué hacía?If there was no one to help her, what did she do?
d. What was she doing? (feminine)
Jenny se rompió la pierna hoy en la escuela. - ¿Por qué? ¿Qué hacía?Jenny broke her leg at school today. - Why? What was she doing?
Este aparato era sumamente útil en el siglo XIX. - ¿Qué hacía? ¿Para qué servía?This device was extremely useful in the 19th century. - What did it do? What was it for?
Vi una lagartija sobre la mesa. - ¿Qué hacía? - Estaba ahí, sin moverse.I saw a lizard on the table. - What was it doing? - It was just sitting there.
2. (formal) (second person singular)
Antes yo trabajaba en otra área. - ¿Qué hacía?I used to work in a different area. - What did you do?
Esta es mi oficina y esas son mis cosas. ¿Qué hacía? ¿Por qué está husmeando?This is my office, and these are my things. What were you doing? Why are you snooping around?
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