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"where" in British English

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whereadverb, conjunction

uk   /weər/  us   /wer/
A1 to, at, or in what ​place: Where does he ​live? "I put it on ​yourdesk." "Where? I can't ​see it." Where are we going? Now where did I put my ​glasses? Where's the ​party being ​held? Could you ​tell me where Barker Drive is, ​please? Where did you put my ​umbrella? I've ​left my ​keyssomewhere and I don't ​know where. You ​found my ​diary - where on ​earth was it? I've been ​meaning to ​ask you where you get ​yourhaircut. Bradford, where Bren comes from, has a lot of good ​curryrestaurants. She ​lived in Rome for a ​couple of ​years, where she ​taughtEnglish. You ​see where Mira is ​standing? Well, he's behind her. I like to have him next to me where I can ​keep an ​eye on him. I ​read it ​somewhere - I don't ​know where (= in which ​book, ​newspaper, etc.).
B2 used when referring to a ​particularstage in a ​process or ​activity: You ​reach a ​point in any ​project where you just ​want to get the thing ​finished. I've ​reached the ​stage where I just don't ​care any more.
in what ​situation: You're not ​available on the 12th and Andrew can't make the 20th - so where does that ​leave us? Where do you ​see yourself five ​years from now?

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(Definition of where from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"where" in American English

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whereconjunction, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /hweər, weər/
to, at, or in what ​place: Where did she go to ​college? I ​forget where I put the ​carkeys. I ​read it ​somewhere – I don’t ​know where (= the ​exactplace).
Where can be used to ​mean at what ​stage: You ​reach a ​point where you just ​want to get the thing ​finished.
(Definition of where from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “where”
in Korean 어디에…
in Arabic أيْن…
in Malaysian di manakah…
in French oû…
in Russian где?…
in Chinese (Traditional) 去哪裡, 在哪裡, 處於某種階段…
in Italian dove…
in Turkish nerede…
in Polish gdzie…
in Spanish dónde…
in Vietnamese ở đâu…
in Portuguese onde, aonde…
in Thai ที่ไหน…
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…
in Indonesian ke mana, di mana, dari mana…
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