See also: quién

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quĕm, accusative of quī.

PronounEdit

quien

  1. (relative pronoun) who (who (relative pronoun))

NormanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /k(j)ĩ/, /k(j)ɛ̃/, /tʃĩ/

EtymologyEdit

From Old French kien, itself from Latin canis.

NounEdit

quien m (plural quiens)

  1. dog

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quĕm, accusative of quī, from Old Latin quei, from Proto-Italic *kʷoi, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis, *kʷos.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

quien (relative pronoun, plural quienes)

  1. who
    La mujer con quien se casó
    The woman whom he married
  2. (construed with a) whom
    Las mujeres a quienes conozco
    The women whom I know
  3. whoever; whomever; anyone who
    Quienes digan así…
    Anyone who says that…
    No te fíes de quien no dice la verdad.
    Do not trust anyone who does not tell the truth.
  4. the one who
    ¿Eres tú quien ha de venir?
    Are you the one who is to come?
    ¡Soy yo quien llama a la puerta!
    I am the one who knocks!
    Synonym: el que

Derived termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Written with an accent mark (quién) when interrogative.