HomeQ&AHola!! Can someone pls explain when and how to use 'que' and 'Cual''? Confusa :(

Hola!! Can someone pls explain when and how to use 'que' and 'Cual''? Confusa :(

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Hola!! can someone pls explain when and how to use 'que' and 'cual'? Confusa

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updated FEB 7, 2009
posted by jackie3

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depends on the sentence btw

que is wat like-que haces and cual is which like-cual es

updated FEB 7, 2009
posted by evelin2
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First think what "what" and "which" mean in English.
Example "What music do you like'" (general)
"I like Classic - Rock and Roll - Romantic - Rap - Country and Western."
"Ah! But WHICH one or ones do you like the best? " (specific)
You use which in English when you have a LIST or a limited number of choices.
It is not always used this way and maybe not in Spaniah - I am not the expert.

updated FEB 7, 2009
posted by ian-hill
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Qué -- is used for things and facts and I translate as "what"
Cuál -- is used for a selection and I translate as "which" (helps me with the use of "cuánto" -- how many)

Nope. Qué often means which, and cuál often means what.

¿Qué libros necesitan? = Which books do you need?
¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? = What is your phone number'

updated FEB 7, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Thanks Quentin. Will try to work it out. I was taking 'que' as 'what'............and 'qual' as 'which'. ...but it doesn't work that way!! Probably confusing it with Italian!!

updated FEB 7, 2009
posted by jackie3
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Ok I have reviewed this discussion -- great as always. I would like you to review my understanding about the use of "qué" and "cuál".

Qué -- is used for things and facts and I translate as "what"
Cuál -- is used for a selection and I translate as "which" (helps me with the use of "cuánto" -- how many)

I know this is simple, but this is how I am learning -- simply.

updated FEB 7, 2009
posted by Daniel
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Search for previous discussions.

Ons such discussion is linked below.

[url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A601133&page=1&commentId=1710195%3AComment%3A601391&x=1#1710195Comment601391]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A601133&page=1&commentId=1710195%3AComment%3A601391&x=1#1710195Comment601391[/url]

updated FEB 7, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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