Dónde + a, en, de

Today we are going to see the Question Word “dónde” plus prepositions.

Prepositions:

  • (to)
  • en (in, on, at)
  • de (from, of)

A + dónde

We use [a + donde] when the person is going from one place to another.

  • ¿A dónde vas? (Where are you going?)
  • ¿A dónde vas a viajar? (Where are you going to travel?)
  • ¿A dónde llevas esas cajas? (Where are you taking those boxes?)

Think about the answer, if the answer uses a before the place where we are going, then the question should have too. Possible answers to the questions above:

  • Voy a la escuela. (I’m going to school)
  • Voy a viajar a Colombia. (I’m going to travel to Colombia)
  • Llevo estas cajas a la oficina. (I take this boxes to the office)

En + dónde

We use [en + dónde] when we are staying in one place, and probably doing something.

  • ¿En dónde estás? (Where are you?)
  • ¿En dónde trabajas? (Where do you work?)
  • ¿En dónde te gusta estudiar? (Where do you like to study?)
  • ¿En dónde están mis gafas? (Where are my glasses?)

*With this kind of questions you can omit “en”

Also, think about the answers, if the answer has en before the place, then the question should have en, too. Possible answers to the questions above:

  • Estoy en el parque. (I’m in the park)
  • Trabajo en una universidad. (I work at a university)
  • Me gusta estudiar en la biblioteca. (I like to study in the library)
  • Tus gafas están en la mesa. (Your glasses are on the table)

De + dónde

We use [de + dónde] when we want to ask about the origin or place where someone or something come from.

  • ¿De dónde eres? (Where are you from?)
  • ¿De dónde son los churros? (Where are churros from?)
  • ¿De dónde sacaste eso? (Where did you get that from?)

As in previous examples, think about the answer of these questions. If the answer has de before the place, then the question should have de, too. Possible answers:

  • Soy de Venezuela. (I’m from Venezuela)
  • Los churros son de España. (Churros are from Spain)
  • De una caja que está allá. (From a box that is there)

That’s all for today, I hope this was useful! (:

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