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"Dónde está" is a phrase which is often translated as "where it is", and "etc." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "etc.". Learn more about the difference between "dónde está" and "etc." below.
dónde está(
dohn
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deh
 
ehs
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tah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. where it is
Estoy seguro que te presté mi libro. Trata de recordar dónde está.I'm sure I lent you my book. Try to remember where it is.
b. where she is
Si me dices dónde está, te voy a deber un favor.If you tell me where she is, I'll owe you a favor.
c. where he is
¿Cuándo hablaste con él por última vez? Nadie sabe dónde está.When was the last time you talked to him? No one knows where he is.
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etc.(
ehts
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (et cetera)
a. etc.
¿Cómo fue la reunión? - Bien: llegamos, comimos, hablamos, negociamos, etc.How was the meeting? - Fine: we arrived, ate, talked, negotiated, etc.
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