Using Soy de [city/country] to say where you are from

To say where you are from in Spanish, you use (Yo) soy de + [city/country/region]. Read and listen to these examples:

Yo soy de Barcelona.
I am from Barcelona.

Soy de Argentina.
I am from Argentina.

To ask where are you from? you can use either the informal form (eres), or the formal usted form (es).

¿De dónde eres?
Where are you from? [informal]

¿De dónde es usted?
Where are you from? [formal]

 

In Spanish, you can omit the pronoun yo (I) and use the verb on its own, e.g. Soy de Madrid.
GRAMMAR: Yo soy is the first person singular of the verb ser in El Presente = I am.

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Examples and resources

Soy de Argentina.
I am from Argentina.


¿De dónde es usted?
Where are you from? [formal]


¿De dónde eres?
Where are you from? [informal]


Yo soy de Barcelona.
I am from Barcelona.


Q&A Forum 3 questions, 3 answers

de donde es usted

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Alain

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de donde es usted

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Soy Canada tengo 67 de edad. Tengo un accidente cerebral, por lo tanto parezco muy lentamente. Estoy estudiando hace muchas años y me encanta

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

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Inma

Soy Canada tengo 67 de edad. Tengo un accidente cerebral, por lo tanto parezco muy lentamente. Estoy estudiando hace muchas años y me encanta

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Do you have to use "usted"

It appears that the word tú is dropped from the phrase ¿De dónde eres?  Can you also drop usted and just say ¿De dónde es?
Asked 11 months ago
SilviaKwiziq language super star
¡Hola Vernon! Yes, you can use the subject pronouns for each sentence or omit them. It is more natural to omit them unless you want to reinforce who is carrying out the action. Silvia.

Do you have to use "usted"

It appears that the word tú is dropped from the phrase ¿De dónde eres?  Can you also drop usted and just say ¿De dónde es?

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