Questions with Dónde: Guide & Examples

As a Spanish language learner, one of the most important things you need to master is how to ask questions correctly.

One common question word that is often used in Spanish is “dónde”, which means “where” in English.

In this guide, I will provide you with a comprehensive overview of how to make questions with “dónde”.

Basic Usage of “dónde”

“Dónde” is a question word that is used to ask about the location or whereabouts of something or someone. For example:

SPA¿Dónde estás?
ENWhere are you?
SPA¿Dónde está la biblioteca?
ENWhere is the library?
SPA¿Dónde vive tu familia?
ENWhere does your family live?
SPA¿Dónde vivirás?
ENWhere will you live?

Position of “dónde” in a sentence

In Spanish, question words such as “dónde” usually come at the beginning of a sentence. For example:

SPA¿Dónde está el baño?
ENWhere is the bathroom?
SPA¿Dónde vas a pasar tus vacaciones?
ENWhere are you going to spend your vacation?
SPA¿Dónde compraste ese vestido?
ENWhere did you buy that dress?

Other ways to use “dónde”

Apart from asking about location, “dónde” can also be used in other ways:

SPA¿De dónde eres?
ENWhere are you from?
SPA¿Hasta dónde quieres ir?
ENHow far do you want to go?
SPA¿Por dónde empezamos?
ENWhere do we start?

In these examples, “dónde” is used to ask about the origin, distance, and starting point, respectively.


To master the usage of “dónde”, here are some practice sentences you can try answering:

SPA¿Dónde estás ahora mismo?
ENWhere are you right now?
SPA¿Dónde vives en este momento?
ENWhere do you live at the moment?
SPA¿Dónde te gustaría ir de vacaciones?
ENWhere would you like to go on vacation?
SPA¿Dónde se encuentra la Torre Eiffel?
ENWhere is the Eiffel Tower?

Meaning of “Ir para Donde”

In Spanish, when we are going to visit someone, we usually use “ir a donde”

SPAVoy para donde mi hermano
ENI am going to visit my brothers
SPAVoy para donde mis primos
ENI am going to visit my cousins
SPAVoy para donde mi hermana
ENI am going to my sister’s
SPAVoy pa’ donde mi abuelo
ENI am going to my grandfather’s

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

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