How To Say What Are You Doing in Spanish
Qué haces – This is the informal way to say “what are you doing”, but also the most often used in Spanish speaking countries. You will hear this phrase when you aimlessly walk around looking for your destination. Spaniards are quick to help so if you hear them asking what you are doing, kindly ask for help – “¿Me puedes ayudar?”
que estás haciendo – The more formal way to say “what are you doing”.
There are several other ways and phrases one can use to ask this question, but the above two are the most popular. You may not find yourself using this phrase all that often, but it can come in handy if you see something out of the ordinary and want to know what’s going on. Many countries have their own cultures and festivities that it would be great to join in on. Take advantage of every opportunity to take part in others lifestyles.
Examples on when and how to say “What are you doing” in Spanish
1. What are you doing here? – “¿Qué estás haciendo aquí?”
2. What are you doing with that gun? – “Que haces con esa arma”
3. May I ask what you are doing today? – “¿Puedo preguntarte qué estás haciendo hoy?”
4. What are you doing to fix the garage door? – “¿Qué haces para arreglar la puerta del garaje?”
You wouldn’t think of having to asking someone what they are doing in Spanish, but it will come in handy more than you think. Check out our other greetings in Spanish to learn more.