In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(con antecedente explícito, como objeto)whothatwhothatwhom formaltienes que ser tú misma quien lo decida — you are the one who / that has to decide
- es a él a quien debemos agradecérselo — he's the one (whom) we must thank
- la chica con quien salía — the girl (that) I was going out with
1.2(literary) (formal) (como objeto, en frases explicativas)whowhowhom formalsu hermano, a quien no había visto, … — her brother, who / whom she had not seen, …
- sus padres, para quienes esto había sido un duro golpe, … — her parents, for whom this had been a severe blow, …
2(con antecedente implícito)quienes hayan terminado pueden irse — those who have finished / anybody who has finished may go
- sálvese quien pueda — every man for himself
- hubo quien la criticó por esto — there were those who criticized her for this
- no encontré quien me lo pudiera explicar — I didn't find anybody who could explain it to me
3no ser quien
- no soy quien para opinar al respecto — I'm not the (right) person to comment on this matter
- tú no eres quien para juzgarme — you're nobody to judge me
1who¿quién era? — who was it?
- ¿quiénes vinieron? — who came?
- ¿quién de ustedes se atrevería? — which of you would dare?
- ¿con quiénes fuiste? — who did you go with?
- ¿de quién es esto? — whose is this?
- ha llegado una postal — ¿de quién? — there's a postcard — who's it from?
- no sé quién lo hizo — I don't know who did it
- quién más, quién menos, todos somos egoístas — we're all selfish, to a greater or lesser degree
- dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres — you can tell a man / a man is known by the company he keeps
2(en exclamaciones)who¿habrá recibido el recado? — ¡quién sabe! — do you think he got the message? — who knows!
- ¡quién pudiera quedarse unos días más! — what I wouldn't give to stay / if only I could stay a few more days!
- pidámosle permiso, si no después ¡quién la aguanta! — let's ask her permission first, otherwise she'll be unbearable
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