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wher•ev•er(ʰwɛərˈɛv ər, wɛər-)
You use wherever in place clauses to say that something happens or is true in every place where something else happens or is true.
You can also use wherever to say that something is true and that it does not matter what place is involved.
Wherever is sometimes used in front of adjectives such as possible and practicable. When it is used like this, it has a similar meaning to 'when' or 'whenever'.
Wherever is sometimes used when asking a question, to express surprise.
However, many people consider this form to be incorrect, and it is better to write where ever as two separate words.
he follows me wherever I go → me sigue dondequiera que or por donde vaya
wherever you go I'll go too → (a)dondequiera que vayas or vayas donde vayas yo te acompañaré
wherever I am → (esté) donde esté
wherever they went they were cheered → les recibían con aplausos dondequiera que fueran or fueran a donde fueran
I'll buy them wherever they come from → los compraré no importa su procedencia, los compraré vengan de donde vengan
he comes from Laxey, wherever that is → es de Laxey, a saber dónde está eso
Wherever have you been? → Où donc étais-tu?
Wherever did you get that idea? → Où donc as-tu été chercher ça?
wherever you go I'll go too → dovunque tu vada andrò anch'io
wherever they went they were cheered → venivano acclamati dovunque andassero
Udine, wherever that is → un posto che non so dove sia ma che si chiama Udine
sit wherever you like → siediti dove vuoi