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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.
Cosa stai facendo?
Sto scrivendo il mio diario.
Once more with the English translation.
Cosa stai facendo?
“What are you doing?”
Sto scrivendo il mio diario.
“I'm writing my journal.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What are you doing?”
That's: Cosa stai facendo?
Listen to it again: Cosa stai facendo?, Cosa stai facendo?
“What are you doing?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Sto scrivendo [object].
“I'm writing [object].”
For example:
“I'm writing my journal.”
Sto scrivendo il mio diario., Sto scrivendo il mio diario.