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"Entonces" is an adverb which is often translated as "then", and "qué estás haciendo" is a phrase which is often translated as "what are you doing". Learn more about the difference between "entonces" and "qué estás haciendo" below.
entonces(
ehn
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tohn
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sehs
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (introducing a conclusion)
a. then
Si ellos están aquí, entonces, ¿quién está en casa?If they're here, then who's at home?
2. (at that time)
a. then
Éramos muy felices entonces.We were very happy then.
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qué estás haciendo(
keh
 
ehs
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tahs
 
ah
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syehn
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doh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(what are you carrying out; in questions; second person singular)
a. what are you doing
¿Qué estás haciendo en Barcelona? Pensaba que estabas en Madrid. - He venido a una reunión.What are you doing in Barcelona? I thought you were in Madrid. - I've come to a meeting.
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(what are you producing; in questions; second person singular)
a. what are you making
¿Qué estás haciendo de cena, papá?What are you making for dinner, Dad?
3.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(what you're carrying out; in statements; second person singular)
a. what you're doing
Me pregunto qué estás haciendo en la cocina. No estarás comiendo más galletas, ¿verdad?I wonder what you're doing in the kitchen. You're not eating more cookies, are you?
4.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(what you're producing; in statements; second person singular)
a. what you're making
No sé qué estás haciendo, pero huele fenomenal. - Estoy haciendo una sopa de verduras.I don't know what you're making, but it smells great. - I'm making some vegetable soup.
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