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"En donde" is a phrase which is often translated as "where", and "adonde" is an adverb which is also often translated as "where". Learn more about the difference between "en donde" and "adonde" below.
en donde(
ehn
 
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. where
Este es el punto exacto en donde tuvo lugar la balacera.This is the exact spot where the shooting took place.
b. in which
Óscar vive en un barrio en donde impera la delincuencia.Oscar lives in an area in which crime is rife.
c. wherever
Puedes esconderte en donde te parezca. Te encontraré.You can hide wherever you like. I'll find you.
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adonde(
ah
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dohn
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deh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (indicating place)
a. where
La playa adonde vamos es conocida por su arena blanca.The beach where we're going is famous for its white sand.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(at someone's home)
a. at
Voy a comer adonde mi tía.I'm going to have lunch at my aunt's house.
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