A contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words made by omitting a sound or letter (e.g. don't).
1. (who is; used to express a permanent quality in questions)
a. quién es
Who's the man sitting next to you? - My cousin.¿Quién es el hombre sentado a tu lado? - Mi primo.
2. (who is; used to express a temporary state in questions)
a. quién está
Who's there? - It's me, Susan.¿Quién está ahí? - Soy yo, Susan.
3. (who is; used to express a permanent quality in statements)
a. que es
I like a woman who's sure of herself.Me gusta una mujer que es segura de sí misma.
4. (who is; used to express a temporary state in statements)
a. que está
The girl who's talking to Sarah is my new girlfriend.La chica que está hablando con Sarah es mi nueva novia.
5. (who has; in questions)
a. quién ha
Who's been to Europe?¿Quién ha estado en Europa?
6. (who has; in statements)
a. quién ha
I've no idea who's been spreading these rumors.No tengo idea de quién ha hecho correr estos rumores.
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who's [huːz]
who iswho has
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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