"Where are we going to go tomorrow?"

Translation:¿A dónde vamos a ir mañana?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/maryinbrasil

When should I say A donde or Donde? Thanks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cmckcook

I would also like to know

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jellonz
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The "a" equates here, as it often does, to the English preposition "to" so "a donde / adonde / a dónde / adónde" can translate as "to where" indicating a sense of movement/direction to a location, while "donde / dónde" translates as "where" and just refers to the location.

So basically if we could say "to where" (even if we don't include the "to") then it is "a dónde" or "adónde" in questions and "a donde" or "adonde" in statements. If we can't say "to where" then it is "dónde" in questions and "donde" in statements.

In this DL sentence we can say "[To] Where are we going to go tomorrow?" or more naturally "Where are we going to go [to] tomorrow?" so we use "¿A dónde / Adónde vamos a ir mañana?"

But we can't say something like "[To] Where is the bathroom?" so that is just "¿Dónde está el baño?"

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ken40203

I was prompted with "Where are we going to go tomorrow?" and I answered with "a dónde estamos yendo mañana". Am I wrong?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jellonz
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Unlike English the Spanish present progressive is very rarely, if ever, used to refer to future events.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brianprost

Maybe i can't see it but can someone tell me why the "a" . I thought "ir" meant "to go" . so then saying "a ir" sounds like "to to go" .

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jellonz
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The "a" is part of the informal future structure:

Ir (conjugated to the subject) + a + infinitive.

So in this case:

Vamos + a + ir.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dmullin1240

What is this type of phrasing called; "going to go"? In English, I try to avoid this type of redundancy in sentences. Is it common in Spanish?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlanTelloM
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Yes, it is common in Spanish with statements in future tense, because 'will' is equals to 'going to', totally and exactly. In Spanish I can say: 'A dónde vamos a ir mañana' o 'A dónde iremos mañana' (first one is more common even though second is the formal form). Those are the two ways that exist, there are no more. Source: Me, 'cause I' m native Spanish speaker.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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"Where will we go tomorrow?" should work too I think.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paradoxmo
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"going to go" isn't redundant; in this case, "going to" is auxiliary phrasing that creates the tense/aspect. If you read "going to" as the informal "gonna", then it makes a lot more sense ("where we gonna go tomorrow?")

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laurawindsor

why is "adonde vamos manana" wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby
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It appears this module only allows will/be going to in English and ir a/conjugated future tense in Spanish. And not even these are accepted in all four translation combinations consistently, the acceptance level of the Spanish conjugated futuro being the spottiest. My "iremos" worked here on 28 March 2014.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alfalfa2

Because it is the present tense, not the future. "Where are we going (tomorrow). Tomorrow implies the future, but the sentence is in the present tense. Both English and Spanish use "going to" plus the base verb form as one way to create the future tense. The other way both languages do it is different. English uses "will" or "shall." Spanish uses a future verb ending conjugation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kimberlytylr
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I wonder, too, I had thought it was acceptable (and even common) to use the present tense if something else in the sentence denoted the future occurance.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabipro77

dame buna suerte

2 years ago
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