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Cuando and Cuándo

Can anyone tell me what are the differences between Cuando and Cuándo? On Duolingo, their meaning is When!! Gracias!!

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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"Cuándo" is a question. ¿Cuándo llegaste? = When did you arrive?.

"Cuando" is, I guess, a relative. Llegaste cuando llovía = You arrived when (while?) it was raining.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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cuándo can also be used in statements like "no sé cuándo llegaste", it doesn't have to be a question

when you can replace cuándo with "a qué hora" then it takes the accent

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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That "cuándo" is still an interrogative. Look at the tessbee's comment. "A qué hora" is not a synonym. Ej.: ¿Cuándo nos casaremos? = When will we marry?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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well then you should've written "cuándo is an interrogative" not "cuándo is a question"

it doesn't have to be a synonym just the fact that it can be replaced is enough

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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My fault. It is an interrogative :)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nana502403

Much gracias, Chilotin. Excuse me, can you tell me how to get started learning German? I decide to learn German after Spanish!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kelsie_Green
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(On web) if you hover your mouse over the language icon next to your profile icon on the top right, a menu appear and at the bottom you can click "Add a new course" which will take you to the language page to choose German.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tessbee

As long as "cuándo" translates to the question "when" -- that includes the indirect speech ("I want to know when you're coming.") and the indirect question ("Do you you when he's coming?"), it takes an accent. When it is a relative adverb or when it is a conjunction (has nothing to do with the 'questioning' "when", and just like the first word I'm using in this sentence), then it doesn't carry an accent (just like the "cuando" that Chilotin used with the rain).

4 months ago