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"What are you doing?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Qué haces?", and "so" is an adverb which is often translated as "tan". Learn more about the difference between "What are you doing?" and "so" 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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so(
so
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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. (to such an extent)
a. tan
I'm so hungry. I haven't eaten in hours.Estoy tan hambriento. Llevo horas sin comer.
b. muy
These boots are so old. I need a new pair.Estas botas son muy viejas. Necesito un nuevo par.
2. (in this way)
a. así
To make a paper airplane, take the piece of paper and fold it so.Para hacer un avión de papel, toma la hoja y dóblala así.
b. de esta manera
Hold the brush so and just dab paint onto the canvas.Aguanta el pincel de esta manera y simplemente pon un poquito de pintura sobre el lienzo.
3. (too)
a. también
You're pregnant? So am I!¿Estás embarazada? ¡Yo también!
4. (as stated)
a. así
Is it possible to insert images into the document? If so, how?¿Es posible introducir imágenes en el documento? Si así es, ¿cómo?
5. (used to issue a challenge)
a. y
But you promised you'd come with me! - So? I changed my mind.¡Pero habías prometido venir conmigo! - ¿Y? Cambié de opinión.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
6. (therefore)
a. así que
We've already finished our work, so we're just going to head home.Ya hemos terminado nuestro trabajo, así que nos vamos a casa.
7. (used to express purpose)
a. para que
I turned on the television so my kids would stop running around.Prendí el televisor para que mis hijos dejaran de correr.
b. para
She's been saving money so she can go to Europe.Ella ha estado ahorrando dinero para poder ir a Europa.
8. (used to introduce a new topic)
a. entonces
So, how long have you been working at the plant?Entonces, ¿cuánto tiempo llevas trabajando en la fábrica?
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