dónde están

dónde están(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used in direct questions; plural)
a. where are they
¿Viste mis lentes? - Sí, los vi. - ¿Dónde están?Have you seen my glasses? - Yes, I have. - Where are they?
b. where are you
¿Y dónde están ustedes en esta foto? - Somos la pareja de la esquina izquierda.So, where are you in this photo? - We are the couple on the left corner.
c. where are
¿Dónde están alojados los García?Where are the Garcias staying?
2. (used in indirect questions; plural)
a. where they are
La pareja de al lado desapareció del barrio y todo el mundo se pregunta dónde están.The couple next door disappeared from the neighborhood, and everyone wonders where they are.
b. where you are
Bienvenidos a nuestro hotel. Cuando el taxista pregunte dónde están alojados, muéstrenle el círculo en este mapa.Welcome to our hotel. When taxi drivers ask where you're staying, show them the circle on this map.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Los inversionistas quieren saber dónde están sus inversiones.The investors want to know where their investments are.
La policía investiga dónde están los desaparecidos.The police is investigating where the missing people are.
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