Mission 7: "Where are you from?"

Learn how to talk about where you're from. You can practice the dialogue by clicking on a character bubble and taking the part of A or B.

A: ¿De dónde eres?
B: Soy de los Estados Unidos.
A: Ah, interesante.

Notes:

los Estados Unidos - This is the Spanish word for "the United States".

Soy de Seattle - You can say "Soy de + (your city)" to tell the person what part of the country you are from.

¿Ah si? - This is a great reaction Word. It means “Oh really?” You can use it all the time during conversations.

¿Eres de aquí? - Means, "Are you from (around) here?". This is a much more natural way of asking a local where they are from. So you can use this question in place of the textbook-sounding “¿De donde eres?”

Phrase Builder

Just make sure that you are mimicking the recording to the best of your ability. Over time your pronunciation will improve.

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¿De dónde eres?

Standard way of asking "Where are you from?". The polite form is "¿De dónde es usted?" but the answer is still the same, using “Soy de~” + your country name. If you’re from the US, you answer, “Soy de los Estados Unidos.”"

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Soy de + (country name)

This is how you say, "I'm from~" Check the "Country Names" section below for a list of common country names.

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¿Eres americano? // americana?

Sometimes people will ask you this ("Are you American?") instead of "¿De dónde eres?" See the next phrase box for how to answer.

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Sí, soy americano // americana

This means, “Yes, I’m American.” Gents say "americano” and ladies say "americana”. If you're not American, you will say, "No soy americano/a.” (“I’m not American”).

Country Names

Here are a bunch of common country names. Click on a flag to check the pronunciation. Hover over the English to see the Spanish spelling. In a lot of cases the spelling is the same but the pronunciation is different.

America

Canada

England

Germany

Spain

Mexico

Honduras

Argentina

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Conversation Simulator

Click on the icon below to practice answering this question. Try to answer the question like someone is really asking you. Remember the pattern for answering is: "Soy de + (your country name)."

¿De dónde eres?

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