Unit 5.1

Interrogative adverbs

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Introduction

Adverbs [adverbios] modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb in a sentence.

Interrogative adverbs [adverbios interrogativos] are adverbs used to formulate questions.

Form

Interrogative adverbs always appear at the beginning of the sentence, followed by a verb or in their own. They are always accepted, even in indirect questions.

The interrogative adverbs are: ¿Cómo? and ¿Dónde?

NOTE: Adverbs do not vary in gender and number.

Example

  • ¿Cómo está tu mujer?
  • ¿Cómo se llama tu hijo?
  • ¿Dónde está el aventurero de tu tío?
  • ¿Dónde crees que hará más sol, aquí o en la playa?

Use

Interrogative adverbs are used to ask questions about:

  • ¿Cómo? → the manner something is done;
  • ¿Dónde? → Places and/or the way something is done.

Summary

Interrogative adverbs are used to ask questions and their forms are: ¿Dónde?, ¿Cómo?. In Spanish, there adverbs always have a tilde and go at the beginning of the question.

For example:

— «¿Cómo le ha ido el examen a Natalia;
— «¿Dónde está el vaso.

Check the contents of the {Form} section. Then move on to the {Example} section, which shows you the usage in context.

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