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"De mí" is a phrase which is often translated as "of me", and "qué" is a pronoun which is often translated as "what". Learn more about the difference between "de mí" and "qué" below.
de mí
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. of me
Tú siempre me tratas con mucho respeto, pero me pregunto qué piensas de verdad de mí.You always treat me with a lot of respect, but I wonder what you really think of me.
b. from me
Yo ya te he dicho que estoy dispuesta a ayudarte en todo lo que pueda. No sé qué más quieres de mí.I've already told you I'm willing to help you in any way I can. I don't know what else you want from me.
c. by me
¿Su Alteza prefiere ir al baile acompañada de mí o del duque?Does Your Highness prefer to go to the dance accompanied by me or by the duke?
d. about me
Dice Alicia que le hablaste mucho de mí. ¿Qué le dijiste?Alicia says you told her a lot about me. What did you tell her?
e. to me
Si Laura es tu sobrina y tú eres mi prima, ¿qué es Laura de mí?If Laura is your niece and you're my cousin, what's Laura to me?
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Mientras estemos en el centro comercial, no te separes de mí, podrías perderte", le dijo la madre a su hijo."While we're at the mall, don't leave my side. You could get lost," said the mother to her son.
Espero que no te olvides de mí cuando te hagas famoso.I hope you won't forget me when you become famous.
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qué(
keh
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (interrogative)
a. what
¿Qué estás haciendo?What are you doing?
2. (exclamatory)
a. what
¿Sabías que Tina y Héctor se dejaron? - ¡Qué va!Did you know that Tina and Hector broke up? - Wait, what!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (exclamatory)
a. how
¿Puedes creer qué genial es esta serie?Can you believe how amazing this series is?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (interrogative)
a. what
¿Qué hora es?What time is it?
5. (exclamatory)
a. what
¡Qué piernas tan largas tienes!What long legs you have!
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