What does "por" mean in ¿Por dónde camina usted?

What does "por" mean in ¿Por dónde camina usted?


Used in my textbook, not explained:

¿Por dónde camina usted?

What does "por" mean there? Machine translation ignores it.

updated ENE 21, 2010
posted by dsrogers

1 Answer


Through is the usual translation.

Miro por la ventana. I am looking through the glass.

Anda por la puerta. Walk through the door(way).

Corre por el parque. He is running through the park.

Via would be another meaning or by way of.

In ¿Por dónde ...? you're asking "by what route are you going"?

the question is asking Where you will be walking or traveling? How (by what route) will you get there?

Voy a caminar por la ciudad. I'm going to walk around the town.

updated ENE 21, 2010
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
Please don't accept answers until they have been confirmed by other replies or voted up. - 0074b507, ENE 21, 2010
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