Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Where Are You Going With That Book?


SCENARIO

Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or colleague. As you are talking, you are holding a book. Your relative/ friend/ colleague wants to find out what you are intending doing with that book. That person decides to ask: where are you going with that book? He/ she could choose to be less formal and ask you:
¿Adónde vas con ese libro?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be a little bit more formal and say:
¿Adónde va (usted) con ese libro?
  



OUR TIP

You DO NOT need be concerned about the degree of formality in the question you are asked. Whether the other person uses the more/ less formal question is irrelevant to your choice of answer. Your answer depends only on what you want to say about what you are going to do with the book. Perhaps you want to choose between saying that:
  • You are taking it home
  • You are going to give it to your friend Peter

Here are a couple of examples which deal with those two basic possibilities:
  • Voy a llevarmelo a casa (I am going to take it home with me)
  • Voy a darselo a mi amigo Peter (I am going to give it to my friend Peter)

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿Adónde vas con ese libro?

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