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 …

Pone sus juguetes. Esa es la caja.
 > Esa es la caja donde pone sus juguetes.
  He puts away his toys. This is the box.
 > This is the box where he puts away his toys.
Estudié a una escuela.
 > Es la escuela donde estudié.
  I studied at a school.
 > That’s the school where I studied.

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 pronoun.

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Donde - Spanish relative pronoun