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"What are you doing now?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Qué estás haciendo ahora?", and "OK" is an interjection which is often translated as "está bien". Learn more about the difference between "What are you doing now?" and "OK" below.
What are you doing now?(
wuhd
 
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yu
 
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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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OK(
o
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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?
2. (used as filler)
a. bueno
Ok, let's see what we can do.Bueno, vamos a ver lo que se puede hacer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (acceptable)
a. bien
If she wants to come, it's OK with me.Si quiere venir, por mí está bien.
4. (all right)
a. bien
Are you OK? You look a bit pale.¿Estás bien? ¿Estás algo pálido?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to approve)
a. dar el visto bueno a
Hopefully, the project will be OK'd at the meeting and we can start work on it next month.Esperemos que le den el visto bueno al proyecto en la reunión y que podamos empezar a trabajar en él el mes que viene.
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