Asking questions in Spanish is essential for the everyday conversation.
As in other languages, asking questions in Spanish is different from English.
So it is important to learn how to ask questions and have a look at the structure of the sentence.
First of all, some words to start a question are really important!
Watching this lovely video tutorial will help you a lot!
And if you repeat after it, your pronunciation will also improve.
So let’s have a look at some question’s words.
How –> Cómo
¿Cómo te llamas? –> What’s your name?
What –> Qué
¿Qué hora es? –> What time is it?
Who –> Quién
¿Quién es? –> Who is?
Why –> Por qué
¿Por qué quieres aprender español? –> Why do you want to learn Spanish?
Where –> Dónde
¿De dónde eres? –> Where are you from?
When –> Cuándo
¿Cuándo viajas a España? –> When do you travel to Spain?
Which –> Cuál
¿Cuál es tu asignatura preferida? –> Which is your favourite subject?
How much –> Cuánto/cuánta
¿Cuánto fue la cena? –> How much was the dinner?
How many –> Cuántos/cuántas
¿Cuántos años tienes?–> How old are you?
For the rest of the questions we don’t change the structure of the statement, we only change the intonation.
That is why in writing questions begin with an inverted question mark.
In fact, the structure of the sentence is not affected by its nature.
It means that the order of the words does not change.
So I can say “Te gusta“, which means “You like it”, or “¿Te gusta?“, which corresponds to “Do you like it?”.
As you can see, the only difference is the question mark at the beginning and at the end of the sentence.
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