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What's the difference between "quien es? and de quien es?". State examples.

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What's the difference between "Quién es? and De quién es?". State examples

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updated JUN 11, 2010
posted by suhasinikabadi
A polite "please" and "thank you" is always appreciated on the forum. - --Mariana--, JUN 10, 2010
Hola Marianne. I will surely consider your advice and put into practice. Gracias - suhasinikabadi, JUN 11, 2010

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"¿Quién es?" means "Who is he (or she)?" For example:

Pedro: ¿Ves el anciano allá? -- Do you see the elderly man over there? Julia: Sí, lo veo. ¿Quién es? -- Yes, I see him. Who is he? Pedro: Es Don Juan, mi patrón. -- It's Don Juan, my boss.

"¿De quién es?" means "Whose is it?" For example:

Pedro: ¿Ves el sombrero allá? -- Do you see the hat over there? Julia: Sí, lo veo. ¿De quién es? -- Yes, I see it. Whose is it? Pedro: Es de Juan. -- It's John's.

Hope this helps.

updated JUN 10, 2010
posted by sjanner
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