Quick answer
"Donde sea" is a phrase which is often translated as "wherever", and "lo que sea" is a phrase which is often translated as "whatever". Learn more about the difference between "donde sea" and "lo que sea" below.
donde sea
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. wherever
Me iré donde sea, pero desde luego no pienso seguir viviendo en esta ciudad.I'll go wherever, but I certainly don't plan to go on living in this town.
b. anywhere
Tú eres una persona feliz, y yo creo que lo serás donde sea que estés.You're a happy person, and I think you'll be so anywhere you are.
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Pongan los juguetes donde sea, pero quítenlos del suelo porque si no alguien se va a tropezar.Put the toys wherever you want, but remove them from the floor because otherwise someone is going to trip over.
Podemos quedar en el café o donde sea.We can meet at the coffee shop or anywhere you want.
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lo que sea(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. whatever
Déjame una pala, una horca, lo que sea.Lend me a spade, a fork, whatever.
Pues lo que sea que te ofrezca este empresario, nosotros te ofreceremos más.Well whatever this businessman is offering you, we'll offer you more.
b. whatever it is
¿El grupo de Francisco se llama "Niebla", "Neblina" o "Nieve"? Bueno, lo que sea, dan un concierto en Segovia.Is Francisco's group called "Niebla", "Neblina" or "Nieve"? Well, whatever it is, they're giving a concert in Segovia.
c. whatever it takes
Haré lo que sea para proteger a mi familia.I'll do whatever it takes to protect my family.
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