Interrogative pronouns and adverbs


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INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS and ADVERBS


They always have an accent.


INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS

¿QUIÉN / ES?

who?

Only for persons

¿Quién eres?

¿Quiénes son?

Who are you?

Who are they?

¿QUÉ?

what?

It comes before a verb.

¿Qué haces?

What do you do?

As an invariable adjective comes before a noun.

¿Qué hora es?

What time is it?

¿CUÁL / ES?

which?

It comes before a verb, never before a noun.

¿Cuál es la diferencia?

Which is the difference?

 

INTERROGATIVE ADVERBS

¿CÓMO?

how?

Asks for the state, form, colour...

¿Cómo estás?

¿Cómo es tú casa?

How are you ?

What is your house like?

¿DÓNDE?

= en dónde

where?

Situation without movement.

¿Dónde está ella?

Where is she?

¿ADÓNDE?

where to?

With verbs of movement to a destination.

¿Adónde vas?

Where do you go to?

¿DE DÓNDE?

where from?

With verbs of movement coming from another place.

¿De dónde vienes?

Where do you come from?

¿POR QUÉ?

why?

Asks for the reason.

¿Por qué haces esto?

Porque...

Why do you do this?

Because...

¿PARA QUÉ?

what for?

Asks for the purpose or finality.

¿Para qué usas esto? Para...

What do you use this for?

¿CUÁNTO-A/S?

how much?

how many?

Asks for the quantity. It has singular or plural, masculine or feminine.

¿Cuánto vale?

¿Cuántas son?

How much does it cost?

How many are they?

¿CUÁNDO?

when?

Asks for the moment or time.

¿Cuándo vendrás?

When will you come?