Using vivo en + [city/country/region] to say where you live

To ask where someone lives, you can use either the informal vives form, or the formal usted vive form:

¿Dónde vives?
Where do you live? [informal]

¿Dónde vive usted Señor Sánchez?
Where do you live, Mr. Sánchez? [formal]

To say where you live in Spanish, use vivo en [city/country/region]:

Vivo en los Estados Unidos.
I live in the United States.

Yo vivo en Córdoba.
I live in Cordoba.

Yo vivo en el barrio de Gràcia.
I live in Gràcia neighborhood.

In Spanish, you can omit the pronoun yo (I) and use the verb on its own: Vivo en Madrid.

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Examples and resources

¿Dónde vives?
Where do you live? [informal]


Vivo en los Estados Unidos.
I live in the United States.


¿Dónde vive usted Señor Sánchez?
Where do you live, Mr. Sánchez? [formal]


Yo vivo en el barrio de Gràcia.
I live in Gràcia neighborhood.


Yo vivo en Córdoba.
I live in Cordoba.


Q&A

John

Kwiziq community member

20 April 2019

2 replies

The y in "Yo": Is it pronounced yo like "yoyo" or jo like "Jones"?

I ask because in the recording for "Yo vivo en Córdoba" it's a "yo" sound. But for the "Yo vivo en el barrio de Gràcia" recording it's a soft j sound resulting in "jo".

When I practice at Duolingo I also sometimes here the y vs. j difference. Are both interchangeable in Spanish? If no, what are the rules for choosing j vs. y?

Or, is the recording audio simply not of good quality?

John

Kwiziq community member

20 April 2019

20/04/19

Correction: I also sometimes hear . . .

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

21 April 2019

21/04/19

Hola John

I would say the [io] sound is more common in Spain but you sometimes hear a [jo] sound in some areas. Here is a video explaining the different sounds of LL and Y. 

I hope you find it useful.

Saludos

Inma

 

 

 

Philippe

Kwiziq community member

2 January 2019

1 reply

Omitting the pronoun: marked as incorrect

The lesson clearly says: "In Spanish, you can omit the pronoun yo (I) and use the verb on its own: Vivo en Madrid." yet if you omit it in the quiz it marks it as incorrect 

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

2 January 2019

2/01/19

¡Hola Philippe!

Could you please tell us which question from the quiz you are talking about? I can't find any incorrect answer in the system so far and looking at the particular question would help a lot!

Gracias,

Silvia.

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