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"Wherever" is a conjunction which is often translated as "dondequiera que", and "where" is an adverb which is often translated as "dónde". Learn more about the difference between "wherever" and "where" below.
wherever(
wehr
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ehv
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uhr
)
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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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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