In everyday conversations, specially with people we barely know, it is common to say where are we from. If you are asking how to say where are you from in Spanish, this post is for you. We are going to cover this topic in a quick and easy way, explaining the two ways of saying where we are from in Spanish.
1) With the verb ‘ser’ and the name of the city, country…
One way of saying where you are from in Spanish is using verb ser in the first person singular (soy) with the preposition de and the name of your city, country, town, etc. You can omit the subject or not, but in Spanish is usually omitted. See the following examples.
Soy de España.
Soy de Estados Unidos.
Soy de Grecia.
Soy de Dinamarca.
Soy de Puerto Rico.
Soy de Colombia.
Soy de Trinidad y Tobago.
Soy de Sevilla.
Soy de Murcia.
Soy de Lima.
As you can see, in all of these examples we use the structure
Verb SER + Preposition DE + Name country/city/town…
If you want to say where someone else is from, use the same structure. However, don’t forget that you can’t use the first person singular, because you are not talking about yourself. Use the appropriate form of the verb ser: eres, es, somos, sois, son. See the following examples:
¿Eres de Valencia?
Ella es de Moscú.
Somos de Madrid.
¿Vosotros sois de Estados Unidos?
Ellos son de Francia.
2) With the verb ‘ser’ and the nationality adjective
The other way to say where you are from in Spanish is using the verb ser with the adjective of nationality.
To use this structure correctly, you must know nationalities in Spanish and use appropriately the gender and number of these nationality adjectives.
See the following examples:
Soy español / Soy española.
Soy francés / Soy francesa.
Soy portugués / Soy portuguesa.
Soy colombiano / Soy colombiana.
And if you want to say where someone else is from, use the same structure with appropriate form of the verb ser: eres, es, somos, sois, son:
Ella es venezolana.
Ellos son marroquíes.