Tuesday, 24 April 2012

What Do You Do In Your Spare Time?


SCENARIO
Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or a colleague. You are talking about personal choices on leisure activities. At some point, the other person says to you something like: "what do you do in your spare time?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Que hace (usted) en su tiempo libre?


OUR TIP
The question is an invitation for you to talk about your leisure activities. When saying what you do in your spare time, you DO NOT need to be concerned about the level of formality in the other person's question. Your main concern should be about saying what you do. Perhaps you want to say that when you have some spare time you:
  • Practice some sport;
  • Watch TV;
  • Listen to music;
  • Go out for a drink;
  • Rest/ relax

Here are some examples of how you could say what you do in your spare time:
  • Juego a tenis (I play tennis);
  • Miro la tele (I watch TV);
  • Escucho música (I listen to music);
  • Salgo a tomar algo (I go out for a drink);
  • Descanso (I rest);
  • Me relajo (I relax);

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?


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