Quick answer
"Dónde" is an adverb which is often translated as "where", and "cual" is a pronoun which is often translated as "which". Learn more about the difference between "dónde" and "cual" 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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cual(
kwahl
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (relative)
a. which (thing)
El hotel en el cual pasé mis vacaciones de verano ha cerrado.The hotel in which I spent my summer holiday has been closed.
b. who (person)
Mi hermano, el cual trabaja en un restaurante, encontró esto en el suelo el otro día.My brother, who works in a restaurant, found this on the floor the other day.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (like)
a. as
Ella es bella cual flor.She is as beautiful as a flower.
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