Introduction to Russian:
Lesson 6

In Russian you don’t have to ask where from because you can say that in one single word.

Russian for where from (literally from where) is откуда.

So instead of asking where are you from? you say where from you?. That, in Russian, is something you can ask and also answer:

Where are you from?

Answer: Откуда ты?
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I am from America.

Answer: Я из Америки.
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