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See also: quién

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quĕm, accusative of quī.

PronounEdit

quien

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

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... / A las mujeres quienes conozco... — "The women whom I know..."
  3. whoever; whomever
  4. anyone; some people
    Quienes que 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."

Usage notesEdit

Written with an accent mark (quién) when interrogative.