Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Where" is an adverb which is often translated as "dónde", and "whereabouts" is a noun which is often translated as "el paradero". Learn more about the difference between "where" and "whereabouts" 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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
whereabouts
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (precise location)
a. el paradero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was last seen leaving her house on Tuesday. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.Fue vista por última vez el martes saliendo de su casa. Se desconoce su paradero actual.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (where exactly)
a. dónde
I know they live in Canterbury, but whereabouts do they work?Sé qué viven en Canterbury, pero ¿dónde trabajan?
b. qué parte
Whereabouts in Canada are you from?¿De qué parte de Canadá eres?
c. adónde
Whereabouts are you going on vacation this year?¿Adónde vas de vacaciones este año?
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS