# Help understanding word order?

realilluzion

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Can someone help me understand the rule behind this?

I was supposed to translate: "What is the book about?"

My response: "que es el libro a cerca"

Correct response: "¿Acerca de qué es el libro?"

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

3 years ago

## 8 Comments

remoonline

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*¿Acerca de qué es el libro?* will literally translate to *About what is the book?* This can be rephrased as *What is the book about?*

For *que es el libro a cerca*, the literal translation may be *what is the book to close*.

3 years ago