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How to Ask Questions in Spanish

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Asking Questions is Key to learn new language. You need to ask questions to be able to clear and confirm your understanding. Imagine a scenario of traveling in a foreign country and you loose your way. Asking for directions would be important and understanding of basic question expressions would help greatly in navigation your way through.

In Spanish, if you come across locals who only speak Spanish, you must know how to ask questions. In Spanish, asking questions involves voice inflection or change in the voice pitch makes a simple expression a Question statement.  

While verbally communicating, loudness of Voice works perfectly as Questions statement's however in written Spanish there has to be two question marks suggesting a rising voice or increase in the pitch. This means as given in example below, by writing one question mark (?) at the beginning of sentence and one as the end. 

Please review Examples below.

Raise Accent of Ordinary Statement to Make Question Expressions!

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Why Inverted Question Mark is used in Spanish Question Statements ?

" Inverted question mark, ¿, and inverted exclamation mark, ¡, are punctuation marks used to begin interrogative and exclamatory sentences (or clauses), respectively, in written Spanish (both in Spain and Latin America) and sometimes also in languages which have cultural ties with the Spanish, such as the Galician, Asturian and Waray languages. They are useful in Spanish since the syntax of the language means that questions and exclamations can have the same wording as regular statements."

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What are Interrogative words in Spanish Question Expressions ?

Interrogative words in Spanish are also referred to as the question words. Unique accent of ordinary statements make expression's as question statements and not normal statements. Regular verbal practice makes its easier to understand and identify and say statements as question expressions. 

Please review some examples below for writing Question Statements:

  • ?Qué significa esta palabra? =Where are you going?

  • ¿Dónde está..?  =And it means, where is...?

  • ¿Quién e..?  =Meaning, Who is...?

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