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"En el que" is a phrase which is often translated as "in which", and "en el cual" is a phrase which is also often translated as "in which". Learn more about the difference between "en el que" and "en el cual" below.
en el que(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. in which (thing)
La FAO organizó un simposio en el que participaron personalidades de todo el mundo.The FAO organized a symposium in which important figures from all over the world took part.
b. on which (thing)
A continuación, voy a explicar el principio en el que se basa esta teoría.I'm going to explain now the principle on which this theory is based.
c. in whom (person)
Al menos tienes un amigo en el que puedes confiar.At least you have a friend in whom you can trust.
d. where (place)
El lugar en el que nos encontramos ahora, era el aposento real.The place where we are now, used to be the royal chamber.
e. when (time)
El día en el que ocurrió el accidente, yo no estaba aquí.I wasn't here the day when the accident happened.
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El concierto en el que estuvimos anoche fue genial.The concert we went to last night was great.
No te puedes imaginar el lío en el que me vi metido por no decir la verdad.You can't imagine how much trouble I got into for not telling the truth.
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en el cual(
ehn
 
ehl
 
kwahl
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. in which
Este es el sitio en el cual festejaremos nuestro aniversario.This is the venue in which we'll celebrate our anniversary.
b. at which
Ese es el teatro en el cual hubo un tiroteo hace un par de años.That is the theater at which a shooting took place a couple of years ago.
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