The polite way to be creepy
There isn't a polite way to be creepy. I'll prove it right now. ahem
Hello kind individual. Might I say that you look stunning today? (conversation) Might I ask... Where do you live?
Don't know about you, but I'd run straight away.
Whats the difference between ¿Donde vives? And ¿Donde vive usted?
One is asking where you(a friend) live and the latter is asking where you(the respected member of society) live
So ¿Dondé vives? is more casual and friendly, while ¿Dondé vive usted? Is more formal/polite for people you don't know well?
Correct. First is more informal, while the second is formal.
Just a small thing, but it matters for your pronunciation. It's Dónde not Dondé.
I heard Dondé bebe usted..and then thought heh it works for me! Might come in handy sometime.
same i heard bebe to
I heard Bibie
Does anyone has any set rules on when the subject (usted) precedes the verb (vive) in a question or when it follows it? I've seen it both ways.
Why is "usted" after the "vive"? Why isn't it "¿Dónde usted vive?"?
Would donde vives work?
It's correct. If it doesn't work for Duo, it has been forgotten in the database. Use the Report option to get it added in.
dónde needs an accent when it asks where?
Sí. ese suele ser el caso con eso
Without context, how does anyone know that the speaker did not mean "Where does He/She/It live?"
Because if you were saying "where do YOU live" you would use "usted" or "tù" the person would know you are asking where they live rather than someone (he) else. Hope this helped
Is there any difference between "¿Dónde vive usted?" and "¿Dónde usted vive?"
Is the second form acceptable?
Can it be "Dónde usted vive?"?
Now that's a very personal question.
why is isnt it "de donde vivo usted"? it said "donde vivo usted"
Can this also mean "Where does he/she live?"
Because I put that and it was wrong...?
No. The "usted" is a formal way of saying "you", so this clarifies the sentence. If it only said "Donde vive" then you would be correct. You wouldn't know if it was directed at he, she, or you(formal).
Why it isn't dondé " vives" usted??