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"Desde donde" is a phrase which is often translated as "from where", and "de dónde" is a phrase which is also often translated as "from where". Learn more about the difference between "desde donde" and "de dónde" below.
desde donde
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. from where
Desde donde estamos, hay unos 500 kilómetros a Madrid.From where we are, it's about 500 kilometers to Madrid.
b. where
Subimos a un mirador desde donde podía verse todo el valle.We went up to a viewpoint where you could see the whole valley.
c. from which
En el café, me senté en una mesa desde donde se veía la puerta, por si llegaban ustedes.At the coffee shop, I sat at a table from which I could see the door, in case you arrived.
d. and from there
Primero iremos a Amsterdam, desde donde volaremos a Ciudad del Cabo.We'll first go to Amsterdam, and from there, we'll fly to Cape Town.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me gustaría vivir en una zona de la ciudad desde donde sea fácil ir al centro.I'd like to live in an area of the city you can easily go downtown from.
La cuenta desde donde te mandé los emails es la de mi hermano. No tenía acceso a la mía.The account I sent you the emais from is my brother's. I didn't have access to mine.
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de dónde(
deh
 
dohn
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deh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. from where
No importa de dónde vienes, sino adónde vas.It doesn't matter where you came from, but where you're going.
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