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What is the meaning of "Чем ты занимаешься?"?

Что значит "Чем ты занимаешься?" на английском?


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    1) What do you do for a living?
    2) What are you doing now?
    3) What do you study?

    In fact, the word "заниматься" is relative to the word "занят" (busy). So, anything that makes you busy can be ment.

    The answer can be:
    Я - врач. (I am a doctor.)
    Я ужинаю. (I am dining.)
    Я изучаю латинский язык. (I study Latin.)

    The answer CANNOT be like:
    Я улыбаюсь. (I am smiling.)
    Я старею. (I grow old.)
    because these things do not make you busy.


    The verb занимаеться means to be involved or to spend time on doing something. The question means "what do you do?" or "what is your main occupation?"

    //Что значит "Чем ты занимаешься?" на английском? //
    This question have a basic meaning - "What are you doing"
    for me it also have additional meaning - "+now"
    It can have other meaning, but its can be said by other way - like
    "Кем ты рабочаешь"/What is your job. "Чем ты увлекаешься"/What are you interested in?
    So I think that question is about your action in this moment.
    Of couse accept additional versions if Anyone want to know about your work or hobby....

    So it must depend on situation. If you just sit and talk - what the point to ask you - what are you doing now? anyone can see - you sit and speak. So it must work if anyone came and saw like you doing something unussual - and ask about it. Other way - if you talk like - who are you, whats you name, what are you doing? So its sure close to what you job or what you ussual action in life... :)

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