Finally in this post we are going to explain last group of Spanish Interrogatives.
Cuánto / Cuánta / Cuántos / Cuántas
All of them are translated as how much or how many. We will use one of them depending on the gender or number of the noun which it describes. As you know, in Spanish is very important to keep all the words adjacent to the noun agreeing in gender and number.
- ¿Cuánto vale esta camiseta? (How much is this t-shirt?)
- ¿Cuántos apellidos tienen los españoles? (How many surnames do the Spaniards have?)
- No sé cuántas salchichas hay en el plato (I don’t know how many sausages there are on the plate)
- Cuánto in Spanish can also be combined with prepositions:
- ¿De cuántos alumnus estamos hablando? (How many students we are talking about?)
- ¿En cuántos paises has estado? (How many countries have you been?)
Quién / Quiénes
â€œQuiÃ©nâ€ and â€œQuiÃ©nesâ€ in Spanish can only be referred to people. As you can guess, the second one is the plural form of the first one. We will use them in the same way we use â€œwhoâ€ in English.
– Â¿QuiÃ©n quiere un bocadillo? (Who want a sandwich?)
– No sÃ© quiÃ©n es Julian (I donâ€™t Know who Julian is)
In Spanish they can go with prepositions, here you have some examples:
– Â¿A quiÃ©n has venido a ver? (Who have you come to see?)
– Â¿Para quiÃ©n es este regalo? (Who is this gift for?)
Por qué and â€œPara quÃ©â€
In Spanish, we will use â€œpor quÃ©â€ to ask â€œwhyâ€ and it is much more used than â€œpara quÃ©â€. We can translate the last one as â€œfor whatâ€ and we will use it only to allude to the purpose or intention.
Â¿Por quÃ© no aprender espaÃ±ol? (Why donâ€™t you learn Spanish?)
No entiendo por quÃ© no viajas (I donâ€™t understand why you donâ€™t travel more)
Â¿Para quÃ© vas a MÃ¡laga? (what do you go to MÃ¡laga for?)
We hope we helped with the Spanish Interrogatives. (Spanish info)