Quick answer
"Who" is a pronoun which is often translated as "quién", and "for whom" is a phrase which is often translated as "para quién". Learn more about the difference between "who" and "for whom" below.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (interrogative)
a. quién
Hello? Who is calling?¿Hola? ¿Quién llama?
I don't know who he is, but he looks a lot like my brother.No sé quién es, pero se parece mucho a mi hermano.
2. (relative)
a. quien
My father, who is 60 years old, won a tennis tournament.Mi padre, quien tiene 60 años, ganó un torneo de tenis.
b. que
My friend is the one who has a date tonight.Mi amigo es el que tiene una cita esta noche.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
3. (World Health Organization)
a. OMS
Breast milk has many benefits. According to the WHO, exclusive breastfeeding is the best option during the first six months of life.La leche materna tiene muchos beneficios. Según la OMS, el amamantamiento exclusivo es la mejor opción durante los primeros seis meses de vida.
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for whom
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (in questions)
a. para quién
For whom did you buy that present?¿Para quién compraste ese regalo?
b. por quién
For whom are those women crying?¿Por quién están llorando esas mujeres?
2. (in statements)
a. para quien
That is the man for whom the monument was built.Ese es el hombre para quien se construyó el monumento.
b. por quien
That is a leader for whom many people would be ready to fight.Ese es un líder por quien muchas personas estarían dispuestas a pelear.
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