quien

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See also: quién

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quĕm, accusative of quī.

Pronoun[edit]

quien

  1. (relative pronoun) who (who (relative pronoun))

Norman[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /k(j)ĩ/, /k(j)ɛ̃/, /tʃĩ/

Etymology[edit]

From Old French kien, itself from Latin canis.

Noun[edit]

quien m (plural quiens)

  1. dog

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quĕm, accusative of quī, from Old Latin quei, from Proto-Italic *kʷoi, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis, *kʷos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quien (relative pronoun, plural quienes)

  1. who
    La mujer con quien se casó
    The woman whom he married
  2. (construed with a) whom
    Las mujeres a quienes conozco
    The women whom I know
  3. whoever; whomever; anyone who
    Quienes digan así…
    Anyone who says that…
    No te fíes de quien no dice la verdad.
    Do not trust anyone who does not tell the truth.
  4. the one who
    ¿Eres tú quien ha de venir?
    Are you the one who is to come?
    ¡Soy yo quien llama a la puerta!
    I am the one who knocks!
    Synonym: el que

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Written with an accent mark (quién) when interrogative.