Friday, 14 October 2011

Are You Not Having A Good Time?


SCENARIO
Imagine you are talking about a present/ ongoing event or activity to a relative, a friend or a colleague.  Perhaps you are visiting New York and are talking about the visit. You might have said something which gave the impression that perhaps you are not having a good time. The other person wants to ask you if you are having a good time in New York.

He/ she could choose to be less formal and ask you:
¿No lo estás pasando bien en Nueva York?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be a little bit more formal and say:
¿No lo está pasando bien (usted) en Nueva York?

 


OUR TIP
You DO NOT need be concerned about the degree of formality in the question you are asked. Whether the other person uses the more/ less formal question is irrelevant to your choice of answer. Your answer depends only on whether you want to say that you are:
  • Having a good time in New York
  • Not having a good time in New York

Here are a couple of examples which deal with those two basic possibilities:
  • Sí, estoy pasando bien en Nueva York (Yes, having a good time)
  • No, no lo estoy pasando bien en Nueva York (No, not having a good time)

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿No lo estás pasando bien en Nueva York?

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