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"¿Dónde está?" is a phrase which is often translated as "Where is it?", and "su nombre" is a phrase which is often translated as "his name". Learn more about the difference between "¿Dónde está?" and "su nombre" below.
¿Dónde está?(
dohn
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deh
 
ehs
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tah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. Where is it?
No encuentro mi libro. ¿Dónde está?I can't find my book. Where is it?
b. Where is he?
Se supone que Nelson nos iba a encontrar aquí, pero no lo veo por ningún lado. ¿Dónde está?Nelson was supposed to meet us here, but I don't see him anywhere. Where is he?
c. Where is she?
No he visto a Peggy en todo el día. ¿Dónde está?I haven't seen Peggy all day. Where is she?
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su nombre(
soo
 
nohm
-
breh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. his name
¿Conoces a ese hombre? - Sí. Su nombre es Alberto.Do you know that man? - Yes. His name is Alberto.
b. her name
Su nombre es Sabrina, pero no recuerdo su apellido.Her name is Sabrina, but I can't remember her last name.
c. its name
En el zoológico hay un oso polar. Su nombre es Copo de nieve.There's a polar bear in the zoo. It's name is Snowflake.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. your name
¿Cómo se escribe su nombre, señor Nakamura?How do you spell your name, mr. Nakamura?
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