Monday, 30 January 2012

How Are Your Friends Doing?


SCENARIO
Imagine you are talking to a relative or a work colleague. Maybe you have recently been doing something with you friends. Perhaps you have been on a trip together. The other person wants you to tell him/ her how your friends are doing/ what your friends are doing. So, he/ she decides to ask you "how are your friends doing?".


The other person could choose to be a bit less formal and say:
¿Cómo están tus amigos?


Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be a little bit more formal and say:
¿Cómo están sus amigos?


OUR TIP

The first thing to note is that you DO NOT need to be concerned about the level of formality in the other person's question. Your main concern should be about finding words which give an appropriate update on your friends. Perhaps you want say that:
  • Your friends are well.
  • A specific friend is ill.
  • A specific friend is travelling.
  • A specific friend is on holiday
  • Specific friends are in a particular country.
  • Specific friends are in a particular town.

Here are some examples of how you could give an update on your friends:
  • Mis amigos están bien  (my friends are well).
  • Mi amiga, Ana está enferma (my friend Ana is ill).
  • Mi amiga, Ana tiene gripe (my friend Ana has influenza).
  • Mi amigo, Pedro está de viaje (my friend Pedro is travelling).
  • Mi amigo, Antonio está de vacaciones (my friend Antonio is on holiday).
  • Mis amigos, Javier y Sofía están en los Estados Unidos (my friends Javier and Sofía are in the USA).
  • Mi amigo, Juan y su mujer, Clara están en Londres (my friend Juan and his wife Clara are in London).
Now you should practice answering the question:
¿Cómo están tus amigos?


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