Formal "where are you from"

JAMESA1Kwiziq community member

Formal "where are you from"

In every example the questions are:

De donde eres

and

De donde es usted

The pronoun is included in every formal example. Is it required in the formal? 

Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola James,

No, it is not necessary to use the pronoun usted, the same way we don't need to use tú.

You can say:

¿De dónde eres? ¿De dónde eres tú? ¿De dónde es? ¿De dónde es usted?

The reason why we included "usted" in the example is because if you see it without the pronoun, this could also mean "Where is he/she from? as the verb is conjugated in the 3rd person singular "es" for he/she/you formal.

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos,

Inma

JosephineA0Kwiziq community member

This helped me a lot thank you 

Formal "where are you from"

In every example the questions are:

De donde eres

and

De donde es usted

The pronoun is included in every formal example. Is it required in the formal? 

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