Donde – Relative Pronoun

Donde - where
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Pronombre relativo

A relative pronoun links a dependent / relative clause (i.e., a clause that cannot stand alone) to a main clause. The Spanish relative pronoun donde means "where":

Por ejemplo …

Hay una mesa. Comemos en esta mesa.   There’s a table. We eat at this table.
Esta es la mesa donde comemos.   This is the table where we eat.
Estudié a una escuela.   I studied at a school.
Es la escuela donde estudié.   That’s the school where I studied.
That’s the school I studied at.

It’s often preceded by a preposition.

Busco la puerta por donde podemos salir.   I’m looking for the door through which we can leave.
Es a donde vamos.   That’s where we’re going.
No sé el país de donde viene.   I don’t know the country (where) he’s from.
I don’t know which country he’s from.

 Note: Accents matter! Donde is a relative pronoun while dónde is an interrogative adverb.

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