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"Where are you from?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿De dónde eres?", and "hello" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "Where are you from?" and "hello" below.
Where are you from?(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to address one person)
a. ¿De dónde eres?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
You speak Spanish so well! Where are you from?¡Hablas muy bien el español! ¿De dónde eres?
b. ¿De dónde es?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
I don't recognize your accent. Where are you from?No reconozco su acento. ¿De dónde es?
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. ¿De dónde son? (plural)
So, you're on a family vacation. Where are you from?Así que están de vacaciones con la familia. ¿De dónde son?
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (greeting)
a. hola
Hello! How is everything?¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo?
2. (used to answer the telephone)
Hello. Who is calling?Sí. ¿Quién es?
b. hola
Hello. - Hi, it's Ricardo.Hola. - Hola, soy Ricardo.
c. diga
Regionalism used in Spain
Hello. - Hi. Is Maria there?Diga. - Hola. ¿Se encuentra María?
d. aló (Southern Cone)
Hello. Who is this?Aló. ¿Quién es?
e. bueno
Regionalism used in Mexico
Hello? I can't hear you.¿Bueno? No te escucho.
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