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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.
Vad gör du?
Jag skriver dagbok.
Once more with the English translation.
Vad gör du?
“What are you doing?”
Jag skriver dagbok.
“I'm writing my journal.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What are you doing?”
That's: Vad gör du?
Listen to it again: Vad gör du?, Vad gör du?
This Swedish sentence literally translates as “What doing you?"
But it means “What are you doing?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Jag skriver [object].
“I'm writing [object].”
For example:
“I'm writing my journal.”
Jag skriver dagbok., Jag skriver dagbok.