whoever
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whoever(
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (the person who)
a. quien
Whoever stole my laptop is going to be in big trouble.Quien se haya robado mi laptop se va a meter en problemas.
2. (no matter who)
a. quienquiera
Whoever comes to the party will receive a book of stickers.Quienquiera que venga a la fiesta recibirá un librito de pegatinas.
b. sea quien sea
Whoever becomes the next governor will have a tough job.Sea quien sea el próximo gobernador tendrá un trabajo difícil.
c. quien sea
Whoever you ask will tell you that it's the best restaurant in town.A quien sea que se lo preguntes, te dirá que es el mejor restaurante de la ciudad.
3. (in questions)
a. quién
Whoever could be calling at this ungodly hour?¿Quién podría estar llamando a esta hora intempestiva?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a person not specified)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I saw my ex downtown with her new boyfriend, Keith or whoever.Vi a mi ex en el centro con su nuevo novio, Keith o quien sea.
When you get to our office, talk to the secretary or whoever.Cuando llegues a la oficina, habla con la secretaria o con alguien.
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whoever
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (anyone that)
a. quienquiera
whoever finds it may keep itquienquiera que or quien lo encuentre, puede quedarse con ello
2. (no matter who)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
whoever you are, speak!habla, quienquiera que seas
whoever wrote that letterel que escribió esa carta
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ask Simon or Chris or whoeverpregúntale a Simon, a Chris o a quien sea
4. (in questions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
whoever can that be?¿quién puede ser?
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whoever [huːˈevəʳ]
pronoun
1 (no matter who, anyone that)
it won't be easy, whoever does it no será fácil, no importa quién lo haga; whoever finds it can keep it quienquiera que lo encuentre puede quedarse con él; el/la que lo encuentre que se lo quede; I'll talk to whoever it is hablaré con quien sea; ask whoever you like pregúntaselo a cualquiera
2 (the person that)
whoever said that is an idiot quien haya dicho eso es un imbécil; quienquiera que haya dicho eso es un imbécil
3 (in questions) quién
whoever told you that? ¿quién te dijo eso?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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