La Canción de los interrogativos (sing to “Jingle Bells”) Cuándo “when” Cómo “how” Dónde means “where” Qué Porqué is “what” means “why” And Quién is “who” is there! Los Interrogativos – Question Words The Question Words in Spanish are: Cuándo- De Dónde - Cómo - Adónde - Dónde - Cuál - Qué - Cuáles - Porqué - Cuánto/a/os/as - Quién - Quiénes - ** There are accent marks on the LAST vowel of the FIRST syllable when you use these words in questions. You do not need the accents when you use them in statements. Creating Questions: You have two options. Option #1 Option #2 Just use a rising intonation to imply your question. You’d most likely do this when you were trying to verify something you recently heard. Statement Question Isabel es de Columbia. ¿Isabel es de Columbia? You switch the positions of the subject and the verb, so that the subject comes after the verb structure. Las chicas son de Columbia. ¿Son las chicas de Columbia? Translating Questions: The words “do” or “does”, so often found at the start of questions in English, are NOT IN questions in Spanish. However, the words “do” and “does” are implied in the question, even when you don’t actually write them out. Do you have a pencil? ¿Tienes tú un lápiz? Do you speak Spanish a lot? ¿Hablas tú español mucho?
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