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How do I say "What I am doing"?

Firts of all, how do I ask "What are you doing?" and How do I answer that question. I'm doing homework, I'm watching TV, I'm playing videogames, etc...

April 27, 2019

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"What are you doing" would be: (あなたは)何をしていますか。
And answer to it would be:
(私は)宿題をしています。 I'm doing homework.
(私は)テレビを見ています。I'm watching TV.
(私は)ゲームをしています。I'm playing games.
So generally, in the answer to this question you need: noun + 「を」 particle (it marks direct object) + verb with て-form (it's like "present progressive" in English).

Words:
何 = なに
私 = わたし
宿題 = しゅくだい
見て = みて 

April 27, 2019

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Did you not mean 何をしていますか for the question, the same as how you wrote it for the answer?

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ixdxkx

Oh... yes. My mistake, sorry. Edited... thank you for pointing it out.

April 27, 2019

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I would like to add, that using あなた (you) is rude under most circumstances. It's much better to use the person's name instead, or to omit it if the topic is clear from the context.

April 27, 2019
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