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"What" is a pronoun which is often translated as "qué", and "no matter how" is a phrase which is often translated as "no importa lo". Learn more about the difference between "what" and "no matter how" 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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no matter how
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. no importa lo
No matter how stupid you think it might be, that's the rule.No importa lo estúpido que tu pienses que sea, esa es la regla.
b. no importa cuánto
No matter how many times you tell him, he never learns!¡No importa cuántas veces se lo digas, nunca aprende!
c. por muy
No matter how rich Andrea becomes, she'll never be happy.Por muy rica que se haga Andrea, nunca será feliz.
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