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"What do you do" 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 do you do" and "so" below.
what do you do
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (how do you spend your time; 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 do you do on weekends?¿Qué haces los fines de semana?
b. 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 do you do to relax after work?¿Qué hace para descansar después del trabajo?
2. (how do you spend your time; used to address multiple people)
a. qué hacen (plural)
What do you do when you get home after school?¿Qué hacen cuando vuelven a casa después de la escuela?
3. (what job do you do; used to address one person)
a. a qué te dedicas
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)
I work as a translator. What about you? What do you do?Yo trabajo como traductor. ¿Y tú? ¿A qué te dedicas?
b. 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)
I work from home. - Really? What do you do?Trabajo desde casa. - ¿En serio? ¿Qué haces?
c. a qué se dedica
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
And what do you do, Mrs. White?¿Y usted a qué se dedica, Señora White?
d. 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)
I've just started a new job. - That's exciting! What do you do?Acabo de empezar un trabajo nuevo. - ¡Qué emocionante! ¿Qué hace?
4. (what job do you do; used to address multiple people)
a. a qué se dedican (plural)
So, you've moved here for work. What do you do?Así que se mudaron aquí por el trabajo. ¿A qué se dedican?
b. qué hacen (plural)
We both work at the same company. - Really? What do you do?Los dos trabajamos en la misma empresa. - ¿En serio? ¿Qué hacen?
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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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