1. (in questions; third person singular)
a. what did he do (masculine)
¿Quién era Juan Roma y qué hacía?¿Era sacerdote o soldado?Who was Juan Roma and what did he do? Was he a priest or a soldier?
b. what was he doing (masculine)
Anoche lo vi a Felipe frente a tu casa. ¿Qué hacía ahí?Last night I saw Felipe outside your house. What was he doing there?
c. what did she do (feminine)
¿Y Marisa?¿Qué hacía todos los días?¿Con quién hablaba?And what about Marisa? What did she do every day? Who did she speak to?
d. what was she doing (feminine)
¿Qué hacía a las 3 de la mañana en la estación de trenes?What was she doing at 3 in the morning at the train station?
Traté de hacer arrancar el auto cinco veces. - ¿Qué hacía cuando trataba de arrancarlo?I tried to start the car five times. - What did it do when you tried to start it?
Vi una ambulancia frente a la casa de mi amiga. ¿Qué hacía ahí?I saw an ambulance outside my friend's house. What was it doing there?
2. (in questions; second person singular)
3. (in sentences; third person singular)
a. what he did
No quiere hablar sobre qué hacía cuando vivía en el desierto.He doesn't want to talk about what he did when he lived in the desert.
Le preguntaron qué hacía en la oficina del gerente.He was asked what he was doing in the manager's office.
c. what she did
Daría cualquier cosa por saber qué hacía cuando era jovenI'd kill to know what she did when she was young.
Qué hacía ella en ese lugar de mala muerte es un verdadero misterio.What she was doing in such a sleazy place is a real mistery.
e. what it did
Nuestro partido tenía una posición ambigua. Quisiera saber qué hacía cada vez que se violaba la libertad de expresión.Our party had an ambiguous stance. I'd like to know what it did whenever the right to free speech was violated.
¿Qué pasa con el gato? No sé qué hacía en el armario de la cocina.What's up with the cat? I don't know what it was doing in the kitchen cabinet.
4. (formal) (in sentences; second person singular)
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