In Portuguese, I can ask literally "Por onde vais?" meaning something like "What is the path you are taking?" I would like to know how to ask this in English, using "where", possibly a preposition (by, through etc.) and possibly the verb "TO GO". Is there such a question structure in English? Many thanks.

  • For onto go you? Where are you going?! simple as that. – vectory Oct 12 '19 at 11:16
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    "Which way are you going?" or "What route are you taking?" (assuming that you want to ask about the route rather than the destination). – Kate Bunting Oct 12 '19 at 12:56
  • How do you get there? – Hot Licks Nov 11 '19 at 23:06

You could ask:

  • What path are you taking? - to get from A to B

  • What is your path? - where path means the route between two places. I would not normally use 'path' in the literal sense and would normally ask "What route are you going to take?" - to get from A to B, or less formally

  • How are you going to get there? - Depending on context, this could be asking about either the specific route - to get from A to B or the specific mode of transport (Car / bus / Train) the person intends to use to get from A to B.

You could also

  • Thanks, I meant, I need to use the word "where" in the question. Is there a way to say it naturally in English? Many thanks. – Riza Português Oct 13 '19 at 3:03
  • Hi Riza, If you are trying to find out a persons destination or the route they intend to follow between A and B, I think vectory is correct: "Where are you going?". "How are you going to get there?", or "What route are you going to take?" – NeilB Oct 13 '19 at 7:27
  • @RizaPortuguês - Why do you feel you must use the word "where"? – Hot Licks Nov 11 '19 at 23:07

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