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"What" is a pronoun which is often translated as "qué", and "among" is a preposition which is often translated as "entre". Learn more about the difference between "what" and "among" below.
what(
wuht
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (in questions)
a. qué
What do you want me to do?¿Qué quieres que haga?
b. cuál
What was the reason for Jim's departure?¿Cuál fue la razón por la que se fuera Jim?
c. cómo
What's the weather like where you are?¿Cómo está el tiempo donde estás tú?
What's their house like?¿Cómo es su casa?
2. (in relative clauses)
a. lo que
He smoked what he had left in the pipe.Se fumó lo que le quedaba en la pipa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (in questions)
a. qué
What movie did you want to see?¿Qué película querías ver?
4. (in exclamations)
a. qué
What a nice day!¡Qué bonito día!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (used to express surprise)
a. qué
What? That can't be true!¿Qué? ¡No puede ser verdad!
6. (not understanding)
a. qué
What? Speak louder, please.¿Qué? Hable más alto, por favor.
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among(
uh
-
muhng
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (in midst of)
a. entre
He has been among the very best employees in the company for many years.Él ha estado entre los mejores empleados de la empresa por varios años.
There was a small clearing among the trees in the forest.Hubo un pequeño claro entre los árboles en el bosque.
2. (with each other)
a. entre
I don't like to see you fighting among yourselves.No me gusta verlos pelear entre sí mismos.
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