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Using Soy de [city/country] to say where you are from

To say where you are from in Spanish, you use (Yo) soy de + [city/country/region]. Read and listen to these examples:

Yo soy de Barcelona.
I am from Barcelona.

Soy de Argentina.
I am from Argentina.

To ask where are you from? you can use either the informal form (eres), or the formal usted form (es).

¿De dónde eres?
Where are you from? [informal]

¿De dónde es usted?
Where are you from? [formal]

 

In Spanish, you can omit the pronoun yo (I) and use the verb on its own, e.g. Soy de Madrid.
GRAMMAR: Yo soy is the first person singular of the verb ser in El Presente = I am.


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Examples and resources

Soy de Argentina.
I am from Argentina.


¿De dónde es usted?
Where are you from? [formal]


¿De dónde eres?
Where are you from? [informal]


Yo soy de Barcelona.
I am from Barcelona.


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