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"Dónde" is an adverb which is often translated as "where", and "comprar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to buy". Learn more about the difference between "dónde" and "comprar" below.
dónde(
dohn
-
deh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in questions)
a. where
¿Dónde quieren construir el edificio los arquitectos?Where do the architects want to build the building?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in questions)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. how
¿Dónde iba a saber que cambiaste de opinión si no me lo dijiste?How was I to know that you'd changed your mind if you didn't tell me?
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comprar(
kohm
-
prahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to acquire)
a. to buy
Cómprale algo bonito para su cumpleaños.Buy her something nice for her birthday.
b. to purchase
¿Le gustaría comprar ese artículo?Would you like to purchase that item?
2. (to bribe)
a. to buy off
Los políticos malvados intentaron comprar mi silencio.The evil politicians tried to buy me off.
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