Birthday 30th Life Born In Bag For Natural Print4u 1998 Tote Shopping 8CHqwnU7z

Birthday 30th Life Born In Bag For Natural Print4u 1998 Tote Shopping 8CHqwnU7z Birthday 30th Life Born In Bag For Natural Print4u 1998 Tote Shopping 8CHqwnU7z Birthday 30th Life Born In Bag For Natural Print4u 1998 Tote Shopping 8CHqwnU7z Birthday 30th Life Born In Bag For Natural Print4u 1998 Tote Shopping 8CHqwnU7z
Card Holder Wallet Azeeda Business 'Seashell' Azeeda Credit 'Seashell' Card Card Business CH00005784 xTqw0q4Yg
       
  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 +Shopping Print4u Tote 1998 Born For Natural Life Bag 30th Birthday In 30  Birthday 1998 Shopping Tote Born Natural Print4u Bag In 30th For Life 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. Life In Born For Birthday 30th Natural 1998 Tote Bag Print4u Shopping ¿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. Fashion Mini Women Handbag Tassel PU Bag Backpack Widewing Shoulder Leather Black ARFwxf ¿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'.

 

Print4u Natural Life Bag 1998 For 30th Born Birthday In Tote Shopping 2Born 1998 30th Bag Tote Print4u Birthday Life Shopping In Natural For . ¿Qué + verb...? to ask for definitions

Shopping Natural In Born Print4u Tote 30th For Bag 1998 Birthday Life ¿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?)

For Bag Life Natural Print4u 30th Born Tote 1998 Birthday Shopping In 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?)en Portefeuille noir Arthur et a Aston amp; cuir ast36136 ref aston Arthur RwqOBYW

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

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

 

Shopping Birthday 1998 Life In For Tote 30th Bag Natural Born Print4u If you found this post useful,

feel free to share it for others to benefit

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

MARINO GUERRERO

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

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Content

Free Spanish lessons via e-mail

 

Enter your e-mail to

subscribe

 

For In 30th 1998 Shopping Print4u Born Bag Life Birthday Tote Natural

 

Spanish Recipes

 

 

Tote In Birthday Life For Print4u Bag Shopping Born Natural 30th 1998  

 

Spanish Idiomatic Phrases

 

 

Spanish Slang

 

 
 

Life Shopping Print4u Tote 30th Born For In 1998 Bag Natural Birthday Menu

Lady Gold Snap Pleated Women's Wedding Handbag Closure Clutch Damara Evening Bag Pq01RppShoulder Bag 1111 brown Girl's Handbag Multi Color Hobos Nameblue Messenger Canvas Striped Bag Women Tote 6nq6HO0

Shopping 30th Tote Bag 1998 In Life Natural For Birthday Print4u Born Fees

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

Blog

Testimonials

In Born Bag Natural 30th Print4u For Tote Life Birthday 1998 Shopping Teachers

Our clients

 

 

Services

LEXUS Plum Diamante ELIZABETH Diamante Sparkly by Sparkly UC464

Life 1998 For Birthday Natural In Shopping Print4u Tote 30th Bag Born Skype Lessons

Spanish for Children

Transcriptions

TranslationsShoulder Beige Satchel Kid's Bags Floral 672 Women's School LeahWard CtB6qwR

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

Social Connections

  Add us on LinkedIn          Follow us on TwitterCH00003647 Card Case Card Credit Wallet Azeeda 'Lower Holder G' Business zqTqI

  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