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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Alex: And I'm Alex.
Eric: And welcome to Must-Know Spanish Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 11. Asking about location or position.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about location or position.
PATTERN
Eric: For example,
Eric: "Where is the subway station?"
Alex: ¿Dónde está la estación del metro?
Alex: [slow] ¿Dónde está la estación del metro?
Eric: The pattern for asking about location or position has 3 elements. First, "Where."
Alex: Dónde.
Eric: Second, a conjugated verb, "is."
Alex: está.
Eric: Third, a complement, "the subway station."
Alex: la estación del metro.
Eric: Altogether, we have.."Where is the subway station?"
Alex: ¿Dónde está la estación del metro? [slow] ¿Dónde está la estación del metro? [normal] ¿Dónde está la estación del metro?
Eric: The word "where" is at the beginning of the question followed by a conjugated verb, either in present, past, or future tense. At the end you can add more details about the information you want – it can be another verb, adverb, noun, and so on.
Alex: ¿Dónde está la estación del metro?
Eric: So remember that to ask about location or position, start with the word "where," followed by a conjugated verb, and add a complement for more details.
Eric: Here is another example meaning, "Where did you buy your bag?" First, "Where."
Alex: Dónde.
Eric: Second, a conjugated verb, "did you buy."
Alex: compraste.
Eric: Third, a complement, "your bag."
Alex: tu bolsa.
Eric: Altogether we have..
Alex: ¿Dónde compraste tu bolsa? [slow] ¿Dónde compraste tu bolsa? [normal] ¿Dónde compraste tu bolsa?
Eric: "Where did you buy your bag?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde compraste tu bolsa?
Eric: How do you say - "Where will the party take place?" To give you a hint, "to be" is..
Alex: ser. [slow] ser. [normal] ser.
Eric: Where will the party take place?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde será la fiesta? [slow] ¿Dónde será la fiesta? [normal] ¿Dónde será la fiesta?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde será la fiesta?
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I will give you the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in Spanish. Here we go.
Eric: "Where is the subway station?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde está la estación del metro?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde está la estación del metro?
Eric: "Where did you buy your bag?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde compraste tu bolsa?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde compraste tu bolsa?
Eric: "Where will the party take place?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde será la fiesta?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Dónde será la fiesta?
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about location or position, as in...
Alex: ¿Dónde está la estación del metro?
Eric: meaning "Where is the subway station?"
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on SpanishPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Alex: Hasta la próxima.

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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Try translating this question, "Where are you?"

SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 4:59 pm
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Hola AS,


Thank you for your comment.

No, SER is the correct verb.

Please let us know if you have any question or doubt.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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AS
Saturday at 1:55 am
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Hi,


The third dialogue question reads: "¿Dónde será la fiesta?"


Shouldn't "estará" be used instead of "será" since we are referring to a location?

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Wednesday at 1:05 pm
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Hola Idil,


Thank you for your question.

"donde" means where and "a donde" y "en donde" means "where to"

Examples.

Dónde esta mi cartera? - Where is my purse?

En donde deje mi cartera? - Where did I left my purse?

A donde iremos? - Where are we going?


Saludos,

Carla

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Idil
Monday at 5:36 pm
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What is the different between the:donde

En donde, A donde