English sentence: What are you doing??
Kannada translation: En madtha iddhira?? or Enu Maadutthiddheera??
This is one of the most used kannada sentences normally used when we meet new friends and in chatting to friends to know what they are doing at that time.
Are you-(this both translation wont be used in kannada in regular speaking kannada dailogues)
In rare cases when we use it to friends who meets after long time this sentence refers to "What work you are doing?" or "In what profession you are?'
En madtha iddhiya?? Is the singular form which is commonly used among the friends, where En madtha iddhira? is used to more than two people or Elder/Respectable persons.
Other persons answers this by saying what they are presently doing.
I am on duty- Nanu kelasadalliddene.
I am studying- Nanu odhutthiddhene.
I am getting ready- Naanu thayaragutthiddhene.
Similar sentences (Dont get confused by two forms of kannada sentences i am providing, use any one of it, it's correct)
What are you asking?- En kelthiddheeya? Or Yenu kelutthiddheeya?
What are learning?- Yenu kaliyutthiddheeya?
What are you speaking?- Yenu maathanaadutthiddheeya? or En mathadtidiya?
What are you searching?- Yenu hudukutthiddheeya.
What you did?- Yenu maadidhe?
What you were doing?- Neenu Yenu madutthiddhe?
What you have to do?- Neenu yenu maadabeku?
What I am doing?- Naanu yenu maadutthiddhene?
What to do now?- Ivaga yenu maadabeku?
What you people are doing?- Neevu yenu madutthiddheera?
What he is doing?- Avanu yenu maadutthiddhaane?
What they are doing?- Avaru yenu maadutthiddhaare?