Quick answer
"Who" is a pronoun which is often translated as "quién", and "how many" is a phrase which is often translated as "cuántos". Learn more about the difference between "who" and "how many" below.
who(
hu
)
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.
WHO
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
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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how many(
hau
 
meh
-
ni
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in questions)
a. cuántos
How many days will you be out?¿Cuántos días vas a estar fuera?
How many pets do you have?¿Cuántas mascotas tienes?
2. (countable quantity)
a. cuanto
You pay depending on how many you choose.Pagas en base a cuantos escojas.
b. número de
There is a limit to how many times a cell can divide.Hay un límite al número de veces que una célula se puede dividir.
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