quem

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Latin[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quem

  1. accusative masculine singular of quī

Adjective[edit]

quem

  1. accusative masculine singular of quī

Pronoun[edit]

quem

  1. accusative masculine singular of quis

References[edit]

  • quem in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kem (Internet slang)
  • queim (eye dialect, Brazil)
  • quẽ (obsolete, abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese quen, from Latin quem, accusative masculine singular of quī ‎(who; that), from Old Latin quei, from Proto-Italic *kʷoi, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis, *kʷos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quem

  1. (interrogative) who; whom (which person?)
    Quem viu o novo filme?
    Who has seen the new film?
  2. (relative) who; whom (the person who)
    Não lembro o nome de quem me ligou.
    I don’t remember the name of the person who called me.
  3. (indefinite) those who; people who; anyone who
    Deus ajuda quem se ajuda.
    God helps those who help themselves.
    Quem quiser sair que o faça.
    Anyone who wants to leave, do it.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:quem.

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