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"Which is" is a phrase which is often translated as "cúal es", and "similar to" is a phrase which is often translated as "parecido a". Learn more about the difference between "which is" and "similar to" below.
which is
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in questions)
a. cúal es
I am almost at your house. Which is it?Casi llego a tu casa. ¿Cuál es?
Thanks for buying the coffees! Which is mine?¡Gracias por comprar los cafés! ¿Cúal es el mío?
b. cuál está
Which of the to restaurants shall we go to? - Which is closer to here?¿A cuál de los dos restaurantes vamos? - ¿Cuál está más cerca de aquí?
2. (in indirect questions)
a. cuál es
I wonder which is the longest river in France. The Seine?Me pregunto cuál es el río más largo de Francia. ¿El Sena?
b. cuál está
I couldn't tell you which is the nicest. The three cakes are really delicious.No sabría decirte cuál está más rico. Los tres pasteles son buenísimos.
3. (in statements)
a. que es
The town has a university which is one of the oldest in the country.La ciudad tiene una catedral que es una de las más antiguas del país.
b. lo que es
They built the bridge in just two years, which is amazing if you think they didn't use any machinery at all.Construyeron el puente en solo dos años, lo que es increíble si se tiene en cuenta que no usaron ningún tipo de maquinaria.
c. que está
I was born in a small village which is north of Barcelona.Yo nací en un pueblo pequeño que está al norte de Barcelona.
d. lo que está
They were fined for fishing in the river, which as you know, is forbidden.Les multaron por pescar en el río, lo que como sabes, está prohibido.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (alike)
a. parecido a
I think I've always liked this house because it's similar to the one I lived in growing up.Creo que siempre me ha gustado esta casa porque es parecida a la casa en la que me crié.
b. semejante a
The clothing that's popular nowadays is similar to what my parents wore when they were young.La ropa que es popular hoy en día es semejante a la que vestían mis padres cuando eran jóvenes.
c. similar a
My brother and I aren't twins, but many of his features are similar to mine.Mi hermano y yo no somos gemelos, pero muchas de sus características son similares a las mías.
d. parecerse a
I think we're best friends because his sense of humor is so similar to mine.Creo que somos mejores amigos porque su sentido de humor se parece tanto al mío.
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