Discussing Where You are From in Spanish

Discussing Where You are From in Spanish

How do Spanish speakers tell others where they are from? How do they ask someone else where they are from? How do we differentiate between state, city, and country when discussing where you are from in Spanish?

Examples of Discussing Where You are From in Spanish

Asking where someone is from informally and answering with a particular state in the US:
¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from (informal)?
Specific Example: Soy de Nueva York - I am from New York
Soy de (name of state in the US)- I'm from (name of state in the US)
OR Soy del estado de Nebraska - I am from the state of Nebraska

Asking where someone is from informally and answering with a particular city:
¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from (informal)?
Specific Example: Soy de la ciudad de Nueva York - I am from the city of New York (New York City)
Soy de la ciudad de (name of city) - I am from the city of (name of city)

Asking where someone is from informally and responding with a particular country:
¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from (informal)?
Specific Example: Soy de los Estados Unidos - I am from the United States
Soy de (name of country) - I'm from (name of country)
Specific Example: Soy del país de Cuba - I am from the country of Cuba

Other Expressions Related to Where Someone is From

Asking where someone is from formally:
¿De dónde es usted? - Where are you from (formal)?

Other ways to ask where someone is from (informally):
¿De cuál ciudad eres? - Which city are you from?
¿De cuál país eres? What country are you from?

Asking where he or she is from:
¿De dónde es? - Where is he/she from?
Él es de (name of city, country, or state) - He is from (name of city, country, or state)
Ella es de (name of city, country, or state) = She is from (name of city, country, or state)
(Name) es de (name of city, country, or state) - (Name)  is from (city, country, or state)


Did you know that some countries names change spelling and pronunciation in Spanish? Here's a complete list of country names in Spanish!

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