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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question, "What are you doing?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to answer this question and tell someone something about what you’re writing.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Mit csinálsz?
A naplómat írom.
Once more with the English translation.
Mit csinálsz?
“What are you doing?”
A naplómat írom.
“I'm writing my journal.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What are you doing?”
That's: Mit csinálsz?
Listen to it again: Mit csinálsz?, Mit csinálsz?
This Hungarian sentence literally translates as “What you do?”
But it means “What are you doing?”.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
A [object]-t írom.
This Hungarian sentence literally translates as “The [object] I write.”
But it means “I'm writing [object].”
For example:
“I'm writing my journal.”
A naplómat írom., A naplómat írom.