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