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"Where" is an adverb which is often translated as "dónde", and "how many" is a phrase which is often translated as "cuántos". Learn more about the difference between "where" and "how many" below.
where(
wehr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in questions)
a. dónde
Where do you live?¿Dónde vives?
b. adónde
Where is this train headed?¿Adónde va este tren?
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
2. (used to indicate location)
a. donde
This is the village where I spent my vacation.Este es el pueblo donde pasé las vacaciones.
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how many(
hau
 
meh
-
ni
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in questions)
a. cuántos
How many days will you be out?¿Cuántos días vas a estar fuera?
How many pets do you have?¿Cuántas mascotas tienes?
2. (countable quantity)
a. cuanto
You pay depending on how many you choose.Pagas en base a cuantos escojas.
b. número de
There is a limit to how many times a cell can divide.Hay un límite al número de veces que una célula se puede dividir.
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