Que significa: Por dónde sales
I registered on http://www.amigosfree.com to meet people in Mexico prior to my trip and there is a profile prompt: "Por dónde sales". This is obviously an idiom and my guess is that it means: "what do you need to put salt on to make it bearable" or rather what makes you grind your teeth?
Am I correct?
HI salsero, please unaccept the answer, it is incorrect. I will have to delete it otherwise.
Por dónde sales = Where are you from?
Very unusual in Spain, but possible, colloquial.
Tremendously funny! I got a good chuckle over this. Love the confusion over salar and salir. I'm sure you were strangely puzzled by a forum desiring information about your salting habits.
Watch out for sentir (to feel) and sentar (to sit) because they also have a few overlapping conjugations (first person present for both is siento).
Excellent lesson for everyone on using context to choose the correct meaning when more than one is possible.
It means "Where do you go?" They're asking your travel destination.
"Por dónde sales".
Por = for, by way of, through (in the above context)
dónde = where
sales = 2nd person singular (tú form) of the verb "salir" = to leave, to go out
So, the literal translation is: "For where are you leaving?"
or, "Where are you going?"