Quick answer
"Wherever" is a conjunction which is often translated as "dondequiera que", and "anywhere" is an adverb which is often translated as "en cualquier parte". Learn more about the difference between "wherever" and "anywhere" below.
wherever(
wehr
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ehv
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uhr
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (no matter where)
a. dondequiera que
You can't sit wherever you like; the seats are numbered.No puedes sentarte dondequiera que sea. Los asientos están numerados.
2. (anywhere)
a. donde
Park wherever you find a spot.Estaciona donde encuentres lugar.
b. a donde sea que
That cat will follow you wherever you go.Ese gato te seguirá a donde sea que vayas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (no matter where)
a. donde sea
Buy water in the supermarket, at the kiosk, or wherever.Compra agua en el supermercado, en el quiosco o donde sea.
b. en cualquier parte
I'm celebrating my birthday at a restaurant, bar, or wherever.Voy a celebrar mi cumpleaños en un restaurante, en un bar, o en cualquier parte.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(in questions)
a. dónde
Wherever did I put my keys?¿Dónde puse mis llaves?
b. en qué lugar
Wherever have you put the remote?¿En qué lugar pusiste el control remoto?
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anywhere(
eh
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ni
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wehr
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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. (no matter where)
a. en cualquier parte
You can buy apples anywhere.Puedes comprar manzanas en cualquier parte.
2. (in or to any place)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
We can go anywhere we want.Podemos ir adonde queramos.
Where should we go? - Anywhere!¿A dónde quieres ir? - ¡A cualquier sitio!
3. (in questions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Have you seen the cat anywhere?¿Has visto el gato en alguna parte?
Is there anywhere else we could eat?¿Hay algún otro sitio donde se podría comer?
4. (with negatives)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I couldn't find the ring anywhere.No pude encontrar el anillo en ninguna parte.
I don't want to go anywhere else.No quiero ir a ningún otro sitio.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
5. (any place)
a. algún lugar
Is there anywhere open on a Sunday?¿Hay algún lugar que esté abierto los domingos?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The kids don't have anywhere to play.Los niños no tienen donde jugar.
There isn't anywhere to go.No hay adónde ir.
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