Getting started with Spanish 2
Getting started with Spanish 2

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Getting started with Spanish 2

2 Saying what you do

To say what you do on a regular basis, use the verb in the present tense (el presente).

  • ¿Qué haces normalmente? What do you usually do?

  • Paseo. I go for a walk.

  • Estudio. I study.

  • Veo la televisión. I watch television.

You can also talk about a specific time in the day.

  • ¿Qué haces normalmente a las diez de la mañana? What do you normally do at ten o’clock in the morning?

  • Desayuno a las diez de la mañana. I have breakfast at ten o’clock in the morning.

To say what you do in a specific part of the day:

  • ¿Qué haces normalmente por la tarde? What do you normally do in the afternoon?

  • Por la tarde paseo. I go for a walk in the afternoon.

Note the contrast between a las dos de la tarde, to refer to a specific time in the afternoon (Como a las dos de la tarde), and por la tarde, to refer to what you do in the afternoon in general (Estudio por la tarde).

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