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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, we’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question “How's your mother?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about well-being and ask how someone is doing.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Hoe is jou ma?
Sy is OK.
Once more with the English translation.
Hoe is jou ma?
“How's your mother?”
Sy is OK.
“She's fine.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How's your mother?”
That's: Hoe is jou ma?
Listen to it again: Hoe is jou ma? , Hoe is jou ma?
“How's your mother?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Sy is [state of well-being].
“She's [state of well-being].”
For example:
“She's fine.”
Sy is OK., Sy is OK.