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What is the difference between onde and aonde?

Most times I see the word "onde" in Portuguese literature but every once in awhile I will see the word "aonde". If they both mean "where" then why are they spelled differently?

For learning: Portuguese
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    onde = where (onde ele mora? Onde estão as minhas chaves?)
    aonde = where to; to what place. it implies a direction/movement. (aonde ele vai? Eu irei aonde você escolher)

     

    Onde refers to a place where something is (static). Aonde refers to a place where someone goes (movement).
    Orally, some people use them incorrectly.

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