¿Sabías que...?: "Tatuaje"proviene de una traducción erróneapor parte de unos marineros del Pacífico que quedaron fascinados con los tattoos que vieronen sus viajes.
que / who
 
que   1   -pronoun relative
1. (refiriéndose a personas)
1.1. (como sujeto)   who,   that
·el hombre que vino ayer
·the man who o that came yesterday
·hable con alguien que entienda de esto
·talk to someone who knows about this
1.2. (como complemento: a menudo se omite)   that
·el hombre que intransitive verb en la calle
·the man (that) I saw in the street
·la chica que conoció durante las vacaciones
·the girl (that) he met on holiday
2. (refiriéndose a cosas)
2.1. (como sujeto)   that,   which
·la película que ganó el premio
·the film that o which won the award
2.2. (como complemento: a menudo se omite)   that,   which
·el coche que compré
·the car (that o which) I bought
·el libro [del que] te hablé
·the book (that o which) I spoke to you about
·el día que ella nació
·the day (when o that) she was born
·la cama [en que] pasé la noche
·the bed in which I spent the night,   the bed I spent the night in
3. ·[el/la/los/las] que
el  
4. ·[lo] que
lo    
 
que / that
 
que   2   -conjunction
1. (en subordinada sustantiva: a menudo se omite)
1.1. + INDIC   that
·creo que va a venir
·I think (that) he will come
·dijo que vendría
·he said (that) he'd come
·dile a Rosa que me llame
·tell Rosa to call me
·estoy seguro de que lloverá
·I am sure (that) it will rain
·aceptan la idea [de que] el diálogo es útil
·they accept the idea that a dialogue is useful
·eso de que no lo sabía es un cuento
·all that about him not knowing is pure fiction
1.2. + SUBJUN   that
·no sabía que tuviera coche
·I didn't know (that) he had a car
·me alegro de que hayan ganado
·I am glad (that) they have won
·es una pena que no tengamos masculineánoun tiempo
·it'noun a pity (that) we haven't got more time
·no digo que sea un traidor
·I'masculine not saying (that) he'noun a traitor
·espero que os sea útil
·I hope you'll find it useful
·no creo que te sea difícil encontrarlo
·I don't think you'll have any difficulty finding it
·quieren que les esperes
·they want you to wait for them
1.3. ·decir que [nouní]
·to say yes
claro  
2. (en comparaciones)
a. eres [igual] que mi padre =   you're just like my father
b. [masculineánoun] que =   more than
·ganas masculineánoun que yo
·you earn more than me
·es masculineánoun alto que
·he'noun taller than you
·masculineánoun que nada
·more than anything
c. [menos] que =   less than
d. [prefiero] estar aquí que en mi casa =   I'd rather be here than at home
·prefiero las películas serias que las comedias
·I prefer serious films to comedies
e. [yo] que =   if I were you
·yo que tú, iría
·I'd go, if I were you
3. (expresando resultado)
3.1. (a menudo se omite)   that
a. [tan] ... que
·es tan grande que no lo puedo levantar
·it'noun so big (that) I can't lift it
·soplaba tan fuerte que no podíamos salir
·it was blowing so hard (that) we couldn't go out
b. [tanto] ... que
·las manos le temblaban tanto que apenas podía escribir
·her hands were shaking so much (that) she could hardly write
3.2. ·tengo una sed que me muero
·I'masculine dying of thirst
·huele que es un asco
·it smells disgusting
primor  
4. (expresando causa)
·llévate un paraguas, que está lloviendo
·take an umbrella, it'noun raining
·no lo derroches, que es muy caro
·don't waste it, it'noun very expensive
·¡vamos, que cierro!
·come on now, I'masculine closing!
·¡cuidado, que te caes!
·careful or you'll fall!,   mind you don't fall!
·¡suélteme, que voy a gritar!
·let go or I'll scream!
5. (expresando reiteraciónoun o insistencia)
·siguió toca que toca
·he kept on playing
·estuvieron habla que habla toda la noche
·they talked and talked all night
a. ¡que [nouní]!
·--es verde --¡que no! --¡que nouní!
·"it'noun green" -- "no it isn't!" -- "yes it is!"
·--no funciona --que nouní, es que lo haces mal
·"it doesn't work" -- "yes it does, you're just doing it wrong"
6. (sin antecedente expreso)
6.1. (expresando mandato)
·¡que lo haga él!
·let him do it!,   he can do it himself!
·¡que entre!
·send him in!,   let him come in!
6.2. (expresando deseo)
·¡que venga pronto!
·let'noun hope he comes soon!
·¡que te mejores!
·get well soon!
·¡que os guste la película!
·enjoy the film!
6.3. (expresando sorpresa)
·¿que no estabas allí?
·(are you telling me) you weren't there?
7. [el] que   + SUBJUN
(=el hecho de que)   the fact that
·el que viva en Vitoria no es ningúnoun problema
·the fact that he lives in Vitoria isn't a problem
·el que quiera estar con su madre es natural
·it is natural (that) he should want to be with his mother
 
qué / what?
 
qué
A. -pronoun
1. (interrogativo)
·¿qué?
·what?
·¿qué has dicho?
·what did you say?
·¿a qué has venido?
·why have you come?,   what have you come for?
·¿con qué lo vas a pagar?
·how are you going to pay for it?,   what are you going to pay with?
·¿de qué lo conoces?
·how do you know him?,   where do you know him from?
·¿en qué lo notas?
·how can you tell?
·no nouné qué quiere decir
·I don't know what it means
·¿qué tan grande es?
(Latin America)   how big is it?
a. ¿qué [masculineánoun]?   (generally)   what else?   (en tienda)   anything else?
b. ¿[para] qué?
·¿para qué lo quiere?
·why does he want it?,   what does he want it for?
·¿para qué, si nunca me hace caso?
·what'noun the point? he never listens to me anyway
c. ¿[por] qué? =   why?
·¿por qué no se lo dices?
·why don't you tell him?
d. ¿qué [tal]? =   how are things?
·¿qué tal estánoun?
·how are you?
·¿qué tal el trabajo?
·how'noun work?
e. ¿qué [tanto]?
(Latin America)
(=¿cuánto?)   how much?
·¿qué tanto lo quiere?
·how much do you love him?
f. ¿[y] qué? =   so what?
·no lo he hecho, ¿y qué?
·so what if I haven't done it?
·¿y a masculineí qué?
·so what?,   what has that got to do with me?
g. ahí estaba el qué   that was the reason
h. sin qué ni para qué   without rhyme or reason
2. (exclamativo)
a. ¡qué [de] gente había! =   what a lot of people there were!
·¡qué de cosas te diría!
·what a lot I'd have to say to you!
b. ¡qué [va]!
·¡qué va!, no me parece caro
·no, I don't think it'noun expensive at all!
·--es muy fea --¡qué va! a masculineí me parece monísima
·"she'noun very ugly" -- "you're joking, I think she'noun really pretty!"
·¿aquí, en España, corrupciónoun? ¡qué va!
·corruption, here in Spain? come off it!
B. -adjective
1. (interrogativo)
·¿qué día del mes es hoy?
·what'noun today'noun date?,   what'noun the date today?
·¿qué camisa le regalarías?
·which shirt would you give him?
·dime qué libro buscas
·tell me which book you are looking for
·--¿has encontrado mi lápiz? --¿qué lápiz?
·"have you found my pencil?" -- "what pencil?"
·¿qué edad tiene?
·how old is he?,   what age is he?
·¿a qué velocidad?
·how fast?,   at what speed?
·¿de qué tamaño es?
·how big is it?,   what size is it?
2. (exclamativo)
·¡qué día masculineánoun espléndido!
·what a glorious day!
·¡qué casualidad!
·what a coincidence!
·¡qué susto!
·what a fright!
·¡qué asco!
·how revolting!
·¡qué maravilla!
·how wonderful!
·¡qué maravilla de casa!
·what a wonderful house!
C. -adverb
·¡qué bonito!
·isn't it pretty!,   how pretty it is!
·¡qué boba eres!
·you're so silly!
·¡qué mala eres!
·you're awful!
·¡qué mala suerte!
·what rotten luck!
·¡qué bien!
(=estupendo)   great!,   excellent!
(=bravo)   well done!
·¡qué bien se vive solo!
·it'noun great living on your own!
·¡qué bien canta!
·she sings so well!,   she'noun such a good singer!
·¡qué bien se oye!
·you can hear so clearly!
 
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