Hola, amigues! In this piece we will learn how to say what are you doing in Spanish. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the Spanish ride!
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How to say What are you doing? like a pro
Well, fellas, let’s get this party started. We are going to start with an example in English and then translate the conversation into Spanish, alright? Let’s go!
Juan: -Hi, how are you?
Ana: -I am fine, and you?
Juan: -I am well, what are you doing?
Ana: -I am cooking my dinner and checking the news.
Juan: -Hola, ¿cómo estás?
Ana: -Estoy bien, ¿y vos?
Juan: -Estoy bien, ¿qué estás haciendo?
Ana: -Estoy cocinando la cena y leyendo las noticias.
In this dialogue we can spot the exact way of saying “What are you doing?” in Spanish is “¿Qué estás haciendo?”. Also, we can use some typical idioms. For instance, in Argentina they say “¿Qué andás haciendo?” which is way more informal than “¿Qué estás haciendo?”. The usual reply to this question can be something simple, or something more elaborate. It depends on the relationship you have with the other person you’re asking and how much they want to share with you. Nevertheless, it is always worth asking and caring for others, am I right?
What are you doing in Spanish (FAQ)
- How can I say “What are you doing?” in Spanish?
In Spanish, you can say that like this: “¿Qué estás haciendo?”. That is the literal translation of the question.
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