adónde iban

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Usage note
This phrase may also be written "a dónde iban."
adónde iban(
ah
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dohn
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deh
 
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bahn
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in questions; third person plural)
a. where were they going
¿Viste a Carlos y Jenny correr calle abajo? - Sí, los vi. ¿Adónde iban con tanta prisa?Did you see Carlos and Jenny run down the street? - Yes, I saw them. Where were they going in such a hurry?
b. where were ... going
¿Adónde iban los manifestantes? - En dirección al Senado.Where were the protesters going? - Toward the Senate.
2. (in statements; third person plural)
a. where they were going
El policía les preguntó a los chicos adónde iban.The policeman asked the kids where they were going.
b. where ... were going
Me pregunto adónde iban los Quesada tan temprano. Los vi salir de su casa a las seis de la mañana.I wonder where the Quesadas were going so early. I saw them leave their house at six in the morning.
3. (in questions; second person plural)
a. where were you going
¿Adónde iban ayer? - Íbamos a visitar a Penny, que acaba de dar a luz.Where were you going yesterday? - We were going to see Penny, who just had a baby.
4. (in statements; second person plural)
a. where you were going
No entiendo por qué se fueron de casa sin decirle a nadie adónde iban.I can't understand why you left home without telling anybody where you were going.
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