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where

conjunction, adverb [not gradable]  /hweər, weər/ us  

where conjunction, adverb [not gradable] (WHAT PLACE)

to, at, or in what place: Where did she go to college? I forget where I put the car keys. I read it somewhere – I don’t know where (= the exact place). Where can be used to mean at what stage: You reach a point where you just want to get the thing finished.
Translations of “where”
in Korean 어디에…
in Arabic أيْن…
in French oû…
in Turkish nerede…
in Italian dove…
in Chinese (Traditional) 去哪裡, 在哪裡, 處於某種階段…
in Russian где?…
in Polish gdzie…
in Spanish dónde…
in Portuguese onde, aonde…
in German wo(-hin, -her)…
in Catalan on…
in Japanese どこに(へ、を、で)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 去哪里, 在哪里, 处于某种阶段…
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