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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¿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 Forum 3 questions, 4 answers

How long to retake quiz

How long must I wait to re- take a quiz? I started low because I wanted a recap. I have gotten into bad habits but am understood. I missed a question on the last quiz and 10 minutes later I can not try again to move on? Really?


Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Jennifer

Micro kwizzes are just for a quick knowledge confirmation; to really drill into an item, you can save it to your notebook and test against the notebook. This way you won't be asked to wait.

I hope this helps,

Saludos,

Inma

How long to retake quiz

How long must I wait to re- take a quiz? I started low because I wanted a recap. I have gotten into bad habits but am understood. I missed a question on the last quiz and 10 minutes later I can not try again to move on? Really?


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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?

Asked 4 months ago

Correction: I also sometimes hear . . .

InmaKwiziq language super star

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

 

 

 

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?

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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 
Asked 7 months ago
SilviaKwiziq language super star

¡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.

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 

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