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"OK" is an interjection which is often translated as "está bien", and "What are you doing now?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Qué estás haciendo ahora?". Learn more about the difference between "OK" and "What are you doing now?" below.
OK(
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key
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express agreement)
a. está bien
OK, don't worry. I will take care of it.Está bien, no te preocupes. Yo me encargaré de eso.
b. de acuerdo
OK, I will go to the party if you come with me.De acuerdo, iré a la fiesta si vienes conmigo.
c. okey
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
OK, let's go to the movies tonight!Okey, ¡vamos al cine esta noche!
d. vale (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
OK! I will clean the kitchen. Just don't say it again.¡Vale! Limpiaré la cocina. Solo no insistas más.
e. órale (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
OK, I'll see you tomorrow at 6.Órale, te veo mañana a las 6.
f. listo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you come help me this afternoon? - OK! What time?¿Puedes venir a ayudarme esta tarde? - Listo! ¿A qué hora?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (acceptable)
a. bien
If she wants to come, it's OK with me.Si quiere venir, por mí está bien.
3. (all right)
a. bien
Are you OK? You look a bit pale.¿Estás bien? ¿Estás algo pálido?
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What are you doing now?(
wuhd
 
ar
 
yu
 
du
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ihng
 
nau
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. ¿Qué estás haciendo ahora?
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)
(singular)
What are you doing now? - I'm cooking dinner.¿Qué estás haciendo ahora? - Estoy preparando la cena.
b. ¿Qué está haciendo ahora?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
We need a meeting to discuss the budget. What are you doing now?Necesitamos reunirnos para hablar del presupuesto. ¿Qué está haciendo ahora?
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. ¿Qué están haciendo ahora? (plural)
I see you've finished building the wall. What are you doing now?Veo que ya terminaron de construir el muro. ¿Qué están haciendo ahora?
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