In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(singular) de quién(plural) de quiéneswhose is this? — ¿de quién es esto?
- whose are these? — ¿de quién/de quiénes son éstos?
- It is time for Mr Wills to decide whose side he is on, the University of Bath or the people of Swindon.
- We also tried to follow it and knocked on doors to see whose it was, also to no avail.
1(in questions, indirect questions)(singular) de quién(plural) de quiéneswhose book is this? — ¿de quién es este libro?
- whose keys are these? — ¿de quién son estas llaves?
- whose coats are those? — ¿de quiénes son esos abrigos?
- do you know whose house that is? — ¿sabes de quién es esa casa?
2(as relative)(singular) cuyo(plural) cuyosthe man whose job I took over — el hombre cuyo puesto ocupé
- a colleague whose children go to that school — un colega cuyos hijos van a ese colegio
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