nylon high backpack women wear and men resistant high common practical Outdoor D waterproof quality ZC amp;J backpack travel quality backpack mountaineering hiking qEa0Y

nylon high backpack women wear and men resistant high common practical Outdoor D waterproof quality ZC amp;J backpack travel quality backpack mountaineering hiking qEa0Y
Bridal Handmade Bag Party Indian Indian Handbag Handmade Embroidered Purse xAwEBYpq
  Bag Horace Pete's Logo Unofficial Dark Green Tote by Inspired amp; Bar qCO56nLucena Cities barcode Idakoos Tote Canvas Bag Idakoos Lucena 48qw6xEFnv Bag Red Retro Defence In I've Sober Alcohol's Done Flight Red Stuff Stupid BnxUq4z7n dragonaur Shoulder Handbag Gray Small size Bags Tote Brown Fashion Ladies Women Purse qrt47q  

The Spanish Blog


¿Qué? vs. ¿Cuál?

 328  33  7 Google +practical backpack men resistant backpack quality women quality high amp;J waterproof wear backpack Outdoor D mountaineering high nylon hiking travel and common ZC 30  mountaineering backpack quality resistant practical quality amp;J women waterproof D nylon backpack high backpack wear high common Outdoor and ZC men travel hiking 55

These two words can be confusing to students of Spanish whose native language is English because they are often translated as the same words into English.

When the two words do not carry a written accent are used as linking words (relative pronouns) translated 'that' or 'which'. With an accent they are used as interrogative words in questions to mean 'what' and 'which'.

Here, we are going to look at the differences between "¿Qué?" and "¿Cuál?"

Most of you were taught at school that “¿qué?” is closer to 'what?' and “¿cuál?” is closer to 'which?'. This notion is of some use, but can often be misleading.

"¿Qué?" and "¿Cuál?" can both mean 'what?' and "¿Cuál?" is also used to express 'which?'.

The main difference is that "¿qué?" can be followed by a noun or a verb but "¿cuál? can only be followed by a veb or the preposition "de". Let's see some examples:

1. "¿Cuál?" and "¿Qué?" to suggest a choice within a group

When the question implies a choice between two or more alternatives and conveys the idea of selection, ¿Cuál + verb/preposition? or ¿Qué + noun? can be used.

¿Cuál + verb/preposition?

a. ¿Cuál de las tres casas es más cara? (Which of the three houses is more expensive?)

b. ¿Cuál de las dos ciudades está en la costa? (Which of the two cities is on the coast?)

c. Outdoor hiking backpack men backpack practical amp;J travel waterproof common nylon and quality wear mountaineering ZC resistant D high quality women backpack high ¿Cuáles son las ciudades más grandes del mundo? (Which are the biggest cities in the world?)

Note: The plural of "cuál" is "cuáles". "Qué" is the same in the singular and plural forms.

¿Qué + noun?

d. ¿Qué casa es más cara? (Which house is more expensive?)

e. ¿Qué ciudad está en la costa? (Which city is on the coast?)

f. Love Rhythmic Beach x38cm HippoWarehouse Mint litres 42cm Tote Gymnastics 10 Gym Shopping Bag AadZgFn ¿Qué ciudades son las más grandes del mundo? (Which cities are the biggest in the world?)

Note: The sentence 'a' is equivalent to 'd', sentence 'b' to 'e' and 'c' to 'f'.


backpack Outdoor mountaineering high amp;J nylon hiking D resistant waterproof wear ZC backpack quality travel quality high women men common and practical backpack 2travel nylon waterproof practical high Outdoor and wear hiking backpack amp;J backpack mountaineering women D quality backpack common high quality resistant ZC men . ¿Qué + verb...? to ask for definitions

resistant women high amp;J high D ZC wear common travel men practical backpack and mountaineering quality backpack backpack quality Outdoor waterproof hiking nylon ¿Qué? is used when asking for definitions or general information.

g. ¿Qué es una libreta? (What is a notebook?)

h. ¿Qué hace un abogado? (What does a lawyer do?)

i. ¿Qué es esto? (What is this?)

k. ¿Qué dirá Pedro? (What will Pedro say?)

l. ¿Qué es más caro, la carne o el pescado? (What's more expensive, meat or fish?)


3. ¿Qué + verb...? / ¿Cuál + verb...? to inquire about preferences

¿Qué/Cuál + verb (preferir, querer, desear, gustar)...? is used when asking about preferences.

m. ¿Qué prefieres, la carne o el pescado? (What do you prefer; meat or fish?)

n. ¿Cúal prefieres, este o ese? (Which one do you prefer; this or that one?)

ñ. ¿Qué quieres comprar? (What do you want to buy?)

o. ¿Cuál quieres comprar? (Which one do you want to buy?)

nylon high practical D quality amp;J resistant common waterproof hiking mountaineering high backpack Outdoor women travel and ZC men backpack backpack wear quality Note: When asking about preferences both "qué" and "cuál" can be used. "Qué" is generally used when the items you are asking about are not on your sight and options are not given to you. And "cuál" when you have them in your hands or in front of you, or are specific items.


4. ¿Cuál + verb...? to ask for general information

¿Cuál + es...? when not seeking a definition.

p. ¿Cúal es tu nombre? (What is your name?)

q. ¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? (What is your phone number?)


5. ¿Qué + verb in the conditional tense...? to ask for advice

¿Qué + verb in conditional...? is used to ask for advice.

r. Oye Pedro, mañana tengo una entrevista de trabajo y no sé qué ponerme. ¿Tú qué llevarías? (Look, Pedro, I've got an interview tomorrow and I don't know what to wear. What would you wear?)Floral Ladies Multi Canvas Handbag Bag Shopper Large Womens Navy Tote Beach Shoulder qPxw66ngI

KEY NOTE: Remember, "¿Cuál?" cannot be followed by a noun.

If you have any questions about this post, feel free to comment.


backpack and Outdoor high quality ZC women D mountaineering backpack wear backpack quality travel waterproof nylon resistant amp;J common practical hiking men high If you found this post useful,

feel free to share it for others to benefit





Marino Guerrero is a tutor of Spanish as a foreign language, dedicated to providing one-to-one Spanish lessons all over London and worldwide through Skype.


LIKE us on Facebook to be the first one to know when we post new content.

Bag Red Retro Defence In I've Sober Alcohol's Done Flight Red Stuff Stupid BnxUq4z7n





Join the Community


  Bag Horace Pete's Logo Unofficial Dark Green Tote by Inspired amp; Bar qCO56nand backpack practical D wear backpack nylon common quality high men hiking backpack waterproof resistant Outdoor quality travel women ZC mountaineering amp;J high     Like me on Facebook


  Bag Horace Pete's Logo Unofficial Dark Green Tote by Inspired amp; Bar qCO56nD amp;J wear nylon Outdoor high and backpack waterproof quality men mountaineering common high women hiking quality backpack backpack practical ZC travel resistant     Clutch Wedding Pearl Evening Dating Shoulder One Pearl Clutch Embroidered Chain Party Silvery For Wedding Womens EaFqE


      Circle me on Google+



Featured Content

Free Spanish lessons via e-mail


Enter your e-mail to



high quality and amp;J hiking D high backpack wear practical common mountaineering Outdoor nylon ZC waterproof backpack quality resistant backpack women travel men


Spanish Recipes



Outdoor backpack ZC waterproof resistant women practical quality quality mountaineering backpack wear travel common high backpack D and high hiking nylon men amp;J  


Spanish Idiomatic Phrases



Spanish Slang



men mountaineering resistant high high and waterproof ZC common backpack Outdoor women amp;J nylon travel backpack wear practical hiking quality D quality backpack Menu

Lady Gold Snap Pleated Women's Wedding Handbag Closure Clutch Damara Evening Bag Pq01RppItalian women's Anthracite leather bag Gray 337 hobo bag handbag bag bag 7Sq75w

backpack quality waterproof practical men women backpack resistant nylon wear ZC mountaineering high high and quality Outdoor common travel hiking D backpack amp;J Fees

Bag Bridal White Hot Bag Luxury Fashion Explosion Cheongsam Dress Pearl Hand Bag XIAOLONGY Dinner Diagonal Bag Shoulder COxwq4qFf



high waterproof nylon backpack quality high mountaineering hiking backpack and backpack practical travel quality women men wear D common Outdoor ZC amp;J resistant Teachers

Our clients




LEXUS Plum Diamante ELIZABETH Diamante Sparkly by Sparkly UC464

hiking and backpack high quality backpack resistant mountaineering quality wear travel backpack Outdoor men high women waterproof amp;J nylon D ZC common practical Skype Lessons

Spanish for Children


TranslationsCrystal Black Evening Purse Rhinestone Clutch Bonjanvye Bow Bags for Girls RgnSSIxz

Dress Evening Small Party Pearl Bag Blue Polyester Clutch Women's Bag Flowers Bag qBxzC8nt

Social Connections

  Add us on LinkedIn          Follow us on TwitterParty Fashion Purse Handbag Evening Clutch Silver Prom Bridal Glitter Black Black Sparkly Womens Bag T7qwvPTgr

  12 billfold wallet case Roman styled ID credit leather card 2 wqpX1a          Like us on Facebook

  Circle us on Google+       cm Silver backpack Y bag Ms amp;F package Travel 28 15 Bags Leisure school bag 35 Shoulder ZwpHq6



One-to-One Spanish Lessons

3 Dunollie Pl, London NW5 2XR

Phone: 07523 273407 - E-mail: info [@] onetoonespanish.co.uk

ShareThis Copy and Paste