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"What are you doing?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Qué haces?", and "hey" is an interjection which is often translated as "oye". Learn more about the difference between "What are you doing?" and "hey" below.
What are you doing?(
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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 haces?
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? Can I help?¿Qué haces? ¿Te ayudo?
b. ¿Qué estás haciendo?
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? It looks fun.¿Qué estás haciendo? Parece divertido.
c. ¿Qué hace?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
What are you doing? Would you like some help?¿Qué hace? ¿La ayudo?
d. ¿Qué está haciendo?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
What are you doing in the office so late?¿Qué está haciendo tan tarde en la oficina?
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. ¿Qué hacen? (plural)
What are you doing here?¿Qué hacen aquí?
b. ¿Qué están haciendo? (plural)
What are you doing out on the streets at this time?¿Qué están haciendo en la calle a estas horas?
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hey(
hey
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to call someone's attention)
a. oye
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)
Hey! What's wrong with you?¡Oye! ¿Qué te pasa?
b. eh
Hey! You can't eat here.¡Eh! No se puede comer aquí.
c. mira
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)
Hey! Don't step on the grass!¡Mira! ¡No pises el césped!
d. escucha
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)
Hey, I'm talking to you!¡Escucha! ¡Te estoy hablando!
e. ole
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't talk to me like that!¡Ole! ¡No me hables así!
f. hala
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't feed the dog!¡Hala! ¡No le des comida al perro!
g. momentito
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Hey, don't cut in line!¡Momentito! ¡No te cueles!
2. (greeting)
a. hola
Hey! How's it going?¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
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