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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. (in questions)
a. where
¿Dónde quieren construir el edificio los arquitectos?Where do the architects want to build the building?
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(in questions)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. how
¿Dónde iba a saber que cambiaste de opinión si no me lo dijiste?How was I to know that you'd changed your mind if you didn't tell me?
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dónde can combine with the preposition a to form adónde (e.g. ¿adónde vamos? where are we going?).
1. where
  • ¿dónde está el niño? where's the child?
  • no sé dónde se habrá metido I don't know where she can be
  • dime dónde lo has escondido tell me where you've hidden it
  • ¿dónde me llevas? where are you taking me (to)?
  • ¿de dónde eres? where are you from?
  • ¿hacia dónde vas? where are you heading?
  • ¿por dónde? whereabouts?
  • ¿por dónde se va al teatro? how do you get to the theater from here?
  • ¿por dónde has entrado? where did you come in?
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1 (en cláusulas interrogativas) where?
¿dónde lo dejaste? where did you leave it?; ¿a dónde vas? where are you going?; ¿de dónde eres? where are you from?; ¿en dónde? where?; ¿por dónde se va al estadio? how do I get to the stadium?; ¿por dónde queda la estación? whereabouts is the station?
2 (en estilo indirecto) where
no sé dónde lo puse I don't know where I put it
mira por dónde
¡buscaban a un intérprete y mira por dónde me llamaron a mí! they were looking for an interpreter and what do you know, they called me!; ¿así que tú has sido el vencedor? pues qué bien, mira por dónde so you won? well, stranger things have happened, I suppose (irónico)
3 (Latinoamérica) (¿cómo?) how?
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