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A donde vs adonde

Michelle-F

Michelle-F

I've seen "a donde" used in the Conversation Course book and "adonde" used in the Grammar book. Do these two words mean the same thing, but can be spelled in 2 different ways?
Pascal-P

Pascal-P

They both mean the same thing: "to where?" Traditionally, it was written as "A dónde", though now it is acceptable to write it as "Adónde". Hope that helps.
Esther-S

Esther-S

I recently looked up this one and found an example that helped me: ¿Dónde está el paquete y adónde va? "Dónde" is: where is something located, and "Adónde" is: "where to" (a=to dónde=where). So, in that example of "Where is the package and where is it going?" the answer could be something like: The package is in the mail bag (answers "dónde") and is going to the post office (answers "adónde"). Hope it helps.
Michelle-F

Michelle-F

Thanks Pascal!

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