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Spoken English: ఇవి తెలుసుకుంటే... ఇంగ్లిష్‌లో ప్రశ్నించడం సులువే!

మన జీవితాలు ప్రశ్నలు అడగటంతోనే మొదలవుతాయి. ముఖ్యంగా పిల్లలు ఎక్కువగా ప్రశ్నలు వేస్తారు. మనం ఇంగ్ల్లిషులో ప్రశ్నల్ని ఎలా సంధించాలో, వాటికి జవాబులు ఎలా ఇవ్వాలో తెలుసుకుందాం.
Sometimes, even when you know English, you may have difficulty in finding the right words or phrases to answer some questions. Similarly, you may also stutter (తడబడటం) in asking questions. Here are some common questions in English, some with
 sample responses. ఇక్కడ ఇచ్చిన జవాబులే కాకుండా మీరు వేరేవి కూడా ఇవ్వవచ్చు. వచ్చే సంచికల్లో ఇంకా

కొన్ని చర్చిద్దాం.
1. What do you do?

  I'm a student. / I work in … /
  I am self-employed./ I am retired.

2. Are you married?
  No, not yet. / Yes, for two years now. / I'm divorced.

3. What do you do in your free time?
  Watch TV. / Go to movies/gym. / Travel, when I have money.
  Read my favourite books.

4. What's the weather like? / How's the weather?
  » Hot and humid.(ఉక్కపోతగా ఉంది).
  » It's going to be pouring; take an umbrella. (వాన వచ్చేటట్లుంది)
  » A little chilly; you had better take a light sweater. (కొంచెం చల్లగా ఉంది)
  » Gorgeous, A perfect day! (చాలా బాగుంది)
  » It's quite cold. Make sure to wear a heavy sweater.

5. What time is it now?
  half past ten. / quarter to five. / seven o' clock.
  Sorry, I don't have a watch. / Let me check with my phone.

6. May I help you? / Do you need any help?
  » Thank you, I can manage.
  » No thanks, I'm just checking. (In a shop)
  » Yes, do you have this in a larger size?
  » Yes, where are the trial rooms? (In a cloth store to check if it fits well.)
  » Yeah, can you tell me how much this is?
  » Yeah, I'm looking for something under
  Rs 1000.

7. How's it going?
  Great! Couldn't be better! (Excellent.) /Fine. How are things with you?
  Not bad. / I can't complain.

8. How do you feel?
  Great! Never better. / I'm all right. / A little depressed.
  Really awful. (Both for physical and emotional pain)

9. How was your day?
  Really good! / Pretty uneventful.
 (Nothing particular or special happened.)
  Very productive. / Super busy. / A total nightmare. (Horrible)

10. Have you liked the movie?
  It was fantastic. / It was terrible. / It wasn't bad.
 It's one of the best I've ever seen.
 No, I didn't think it lived up to the hype.
 (Not as good as the publicity given.)

11.  How was the party?
 Crazy, it was absolutely packed. (crowded)
 It was a good time. / Small, but fun.
 There was hardly anybody there.
 Boring, I couldn't wait to get out from there.

12. Can you give me a hand? (Will you please help?)
  Of course! / I'd be glad to. /Will it take long…?
  Sure, just a second. / Sorry, I'm a bit busy at the moment.

13. What's the matter? (What's the problem?) You can ask it to someone who appears sad or upset.
  Oh, I'm just having a rough (bad/difficult) day. / I'm not feeling so good.
  I just found out (someone told me) that my mother's in hospital.
  I'd rather not talk about it. / Nothing, I'm fine.

14. Are you ready to order? (in a restaurant)
  Not quite. I think we need a little more time.
  What are the specials today?
  Yes, I'll have an onion dosa.
  Almost. I just have a couple of questions.

15. What would you like to drink? (hotel/bar)
A lemonade for me. / What do you have?
Could we see the menu? / Nothing for me, thanks.
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Published date : 23 Feb 2022 02:07PM

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