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"Etc." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "etc.", and "dónde está" is a phrase which is often translated as "where it is". Learn more about the difference between "etc." and "dónde está" below.
etc.(
ehts
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (et cetera)
a. etc.
¿Cómo fue la reunión? - Bien: llegamos, comimos, hablamos, negociamos, etc.How was the meeting? - Fine: we arrived, ate, talked, negotiated, etc.
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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 it is
Estoy seguro que te presté mi libro. Trata de recordar dónde está.I'm sure I lent you my book. Try to remember where it is.
b. where she is
Si me dices dónde está, te voy a deber un favor.If you tell me where she is, I'll owe you a favor.
c. where he is
¿Cuándo hablaste con él por última vez? Nadie sabe dónde está.When was the last time you talked to him? No one knows where he is.
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