Quick answer
"Whichever" is a pronoun which is often translated as "cualquiera", and "anyone" is a pronoun which is also often translated as "cualquiera". Learn more about the difference between "whichever" and "anyone" below.
whichever(
wihch
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eh
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vuhr
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (no matter which)
a. cualquiera
Can I have a piece of candy? - Sure! You can take whichever you like.¿Puedo tomar un caramelo? - ¡Claro! Puedes tomar cualquiera que te guste.
2. (any one that)
a. el que (when referring to a masculine noun)
Whichever you buy will work for our purposes. Just make up your mind!El que compres servirá nuestro propósito. ¡Solo decídete de una vez!
b. la que (when referring to a feminine noun)
Which jacket should I buy? - Buy whichever you like more.¿Cuál chaqueta me debería comprar? - Compra la que te guste más.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (no matter which)
a. cualquiera que sea el...que (when referring to a masculine noun)
Whichever road you take, you'll end up at the beach.Cualquiera que sea el camino que tomes, acabarás en la playa.
b. cualquiera que sea la...que (when referring to a feminine noun)
Whichever time you choose, please be on time.Cualquiera que sea la hora que elija, por favor sea puntual.
4. (any one that)
a. el...que (when referring to a masculine noun)
You can use whichever hammer you prefer.Puedes usar el martillo que prefieras.
b. la...que (when referring to a feminine noun)
Make sure you thoroughly practice whatever song you're going to peform.Asegúrate de practicar a fondo la canción que vayas a interpretar.
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anyone(
eh
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ni
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wuhn
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (no matter who)
a. cualquiera
Anyone who wants to apply for the position must have a PhD.Cualquiera que quiera postularse para el puesto debe tener el doctorado.
2. (in negative clauses)
a. nadie
I didn't want anyone to interrupt me during the meeting.No quería que nadie me interrumpiera durante la reunión.
3. (in questions)
a. alguien
Is anyone going to go to the Halloween party?¿Alguien va a ir a la fiesta de Halloween?
4. (any person)
a. alguien
If anyone wants a free ticket, feel free to send me an e-mail.Si alguien quiere una entrada gratis, que me mande un correo electrónico.
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