Donde – Relative Pronoun

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" and is often preceded by a preposition.

Por ejemplo …

Es la escuela donde estudié.   That’s the school where I studied
or That’s the school I studied at.
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
or I don’t know which country he’s from.

Note that donde is a relative pronoun and dónde is an interrogative pronoun.

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