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"Dónde" is an adverb which is often translated as "where", and "familia" is a noun which is often translated as "family". Learn more about the difference between "dónde" and "familia" below.
dónde(
dohn
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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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familia(
fah
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mee
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lyah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (relatives)
a. family
Me voy de vacaciones con mi familia.I'm going on vacation with my family.
2. (offspring)
a. family
¿Ya han pensado en tener familia?Have you thought about starting a family yet?
b. children
De momento no quieren tener familia.For the time being, they don't want to have children.
3. (lineage)
a. family
Mi padre viene de una familia de empresarios muy conocida.My father comes from a well-known family of entrepreneurs.
4. (group of related members)
a. family
El español, el italiano y el francés están en la misma familia lingüística.Spanish, Italian, and French are in the same linguistic family.
5. (biology)
a. family
Los mosquitos pertenecen a la familia de los dípteros.Mosquitoes belong to the Diptera family.
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