Quick answer
"Whom" is a pronoun which is often translated as "quien", and "to whom" is a phrase which is often translated as "a quien". Learn more about the difference between "whom" and "to whom" below.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (relative)
a. quien (singular)
So this is the new boyfriend about whom I've heard so much.Así que éste es el nuevo novio de quien he oído tanto.
b. quienes (plural)
These are the people with whom you've been communicating via email.Estas son las personas con quienes te has estado comunicando por correo electrónico.
c. que
The man whom I saw was riding a unicycle.El hombre que vi andaba en un monociclo.
2. (in questions)
a. quién
Whom do you like more? The tall one or the short one?¿Quién te gusta más? ¿El alto o el bajo?
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to whom
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. a quien (singular)
Do you remember to whom we gave our coats when we came in?¿Te acuerdas a quien le dimos nuestros abrigos cuándo llegamos?
b. a quienes (plural)
The students to whom the new financial aid guidelines apply have all been informed of the changes.Los estudiantes a quienes les aplican las nuevas directrices de ayuda financiera han sido informados de los cambios.
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