the use of cuándo/cuando in these two statements

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the use of cuándo/cuando in these two statements

1Llámame _cuando_______ tengas un momento libre.Call me when you have a free moment.Dime cuándo vas a viajar a Italia.Tell me when you are travelling to Italy.Can you help me to understand the difference between the use of cuándo/cuando in these two statements?  Thank you!
Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Papi

cuándo with an accent can be translated as "at what moment in time" while cuando without an accent cannot. 

1. Llámame cuando tengas un momento libre. (Call me at what moment in time you have some time ??????)

2. Dime cuándo vas a viajar a Italia. (Tell me at what moment in time you are travelling to Italy) OK

Saludos

Inma

PapiB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yeah, my peanut brain still sees no difference.  #1 sounds awkward with "at what moment in time" substituting  cuando, but still works for me. Kind of like, ... when you are available to have some time...

Would it help to think of cuándo as "at what moment in time", hmm, as almost a question instead of a statement? - "at what moment in time?".  

the use of cuándo/cuando in these two statements

1Llámame _cuando_______ tengas un momento libre.Call me when you have a free moment.Dime cuándo vas a viajar a Italia.Tell me when you are travelling to Italy.Can you help me to understand the difference between the use of cuándo/cuando in these two statements?  Thank you!

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