Are you doing? - ~는 거야? [Informal]

Are you doing? - ~는 거야?

는 거야 is commonly used in situations where you see somebody doing something and you want to ask them what they are doing. Again, 는 거야 can only be used when you are actually watching somebody doing something, and you want to ask them what they are doing.

● Rule 

Take 다 off a plain verb and add 는 거야?

  • 하다 → 하는 거야? = Are you doing?
  • 가다 → 가는 거야? = Are you going?
  • 읽다 → 읽는 거야? = Are you reading?
  • 보다 → 보는 거야? = Are you watching?
  • 쓰다 → 쓰는 거야? = Are you writing?
  • 먹다 → 먹는 거야? = Are you eating?
  • 마시다 → 마시는 거야? = Are you drinking?
  • 자다 → 자는 거야? = Are you sleeping?
  • 보내다 → 보내는 거야? = Are you sending?

  • 일 하는 거야? = Are you working?
  • 학교 숙제 하는 거야? = Are you doing school homework?
  • 점심 먹는 거야? = Are you having lunch?
  • 집에 가는 거야? = Are you going home?
  • 교회 가는 거야? = Are you going to church?
  • 물  마시는 거야? = Are you drinking water?
  • 영화 보는 거야? = Are you watching a movie?
  • 에세이 쓰는 거야? = Are you writing an essay?
  • 문자 메시지 보내는 거야? = Are you sending a txt message?
  • 벌써 자는 거야? = Are you sleeping already?

You can add 언제, 어디, 누가, 뭐, 어떻게 or 왜 [when, where, who, what, how or why] in front of ~는 거야? to make these sentences.
  • 뭐 하는 거야? = What are you doing?
  • 뭐 읽는 거야? = What are you reading?
  • 뭐 보는 거야? = What are you watching?
  • 뭐 쓰는 거야? = What are you writing?
  • 뭐 먹는 거야? = What are you eating?
  • 뭐 마시는 거야? = What are you drinking?
  • 뭐 보내는 거야? = What are you sending?
  • 어디 가는 거야? = Where are you going?
  • 누가 자는 거야? = Who is sleeping?
  • 누가 하는 거야? = Who is doing?
  • 어떻게 쓰는 거야? = How are you writing?
  • 왜 하는 거야? = Why are you doing?

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  1. AH grammar books NEVER give explanations of this...this is really helpful

  2. This is awesomely helpful!! I love this blog! I've stayed up til 2 am reading through it! lol

  3. for politeness level, "~는 거야?" also can be used? Thank you very much!

  4. This is incredibly useful.


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