quien

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See also: quién

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quĕm, accusative of qui.

Pronoun[edit]

quien

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quĕm, accusative of qui.

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... / A las mujeres quienes conozco... — "The women whom I know..."
  3. whoever; whomever
  4. anyone; some people
    Quienes que 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."

Usage notes[edit]

Written with an accent mark (quién) when interrogative.