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Old September 03, 2010, 07:40 PM
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Preguntas sobre 'Que'

Tengo unas preguntas sobre 'Que'. Sé la definición de 'What?', pero yo lo veo en oración otras. ¿Que es los definiciónes todos de 'Que'? Gracias por su explicaciónes. ¿Cómo escribes un interrogante invertido? El método uso es muy ineficiente.


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Tengo unas preguntas sobre 'Que'. Sé la definición de 'What?', pero yo lo veo en oración otras. ¿Que son las definiciónes todas las palabras 'Que'? Gracias por su explicaciónes. ¿Cómo escribes un interrogante invertido? El método uso es muy ineficiente.

I did a little corrections in your post.

I hope that don't bother you.
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I did a little corrections in your post.

I hope that don't bother you.
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"Que" has many uses:

As a pronoun
interrogative pronoun -> ¿Qué hora es? What time is it?
relative pronoun -> Sé lo que me gusta. I know what I like.
As a conjunction
¿Cuánto cuesta el auto que viene con la chica? How much is the car that comes with the girl?
But this is a summary, as "que" has dozens of roles. The most important are as a conjunction that binds one part of the sentence with the other.
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The word 'que' is a very popular word in Spanish. You'll need to use it all the time, so it would be good to look up interrogatives (where it means 'what', and always has an accent over the 'e', as in ¿Qué hora es?), conjunctions (where it is never accented, and is translated as 'that'), and relative pronouns (where it is not accented, and is translated as 'that', 'that which', 'what', 'who'). In a comparison, it means 'than'. It is also used to introduce a phrase that is in the subjunctive mood, where in English we would say 'let' (Que se vaya ella. = Let her go.) It can mean 'how', as in ¡Qué bueno!
It is a very versatile word, and I've not mentioned everything. Take one sentence at a time.

In your post, you should have used 'que' in your last sentence:
El método que uso ... (In English, we don't have to say 'that' before the verb, but in Spanish it's a requirement.)

You shouldn't have used it in your first question.
¿Cuáles son todas las definiciones de 'que'?

Tengo una pregunta (una duda) sobre (la palabra) 'que'. ... pero (yo) la veo en otras oraciones (u otros lugares).
Gracias por tus/sus explicaciones.

You should treat us using the 2nd-person instead of the more formal 3rd-person. It's too formal.

Some people have an inverted question mark on their keyboard (and you can convert keyboards). I use the 'Accents' pull-down menu found above the input box. There are also applications you can download (one is offered here).
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Be careful, first corrections proposed are not complete.

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Tengo unas preguntas sobre 'Que'. Sé la definición de 'What?', pero yo lo veo en oración otras otras oraciones. ¿Que Cuáles es son los todas las definiciones todos de 'Que'? Gracias por su explicaciones. ¿Cómo escribes un interrogante invertido? El método que uso es muy ineficiente.

"Que"/"qué" can be used in many ways... here are some:

- The book that you gave to me -> El libro que me diste.
- I think that he won't come. -> Creo que no vendrá.
- They're so busy that they didn't notice we were there. -> Están tan ocupados, que no notaron que estábamos ahí.
- I was told that I had to go away. -> Me dijeron que tenía que irme.
- What are you looking for? -> ¿Qué buscas?
- I don't know what to give to her for her birthday. -> No sé qué darle para su cumpleaños.
- How amazing! -> ¡Qué asombroso!

In some comparisons:
- Me gusta más correr que caminar. -> I like running more than walking.
- Juan es más joven que María. -> Juan is younger than María.



EDIT: Rusty beat me to reply, but one more reply won't harm, I think.
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¿Así que 'que' es como 'that' en inglés? ¡Este es fácil! Lo comprendo ahora. Tambien, gracias por sus correcciónes, ellos acorren mucho. Rusty, cuando tu dices 'treat us using the 2nd-person instead of the more formal 3rd-person', ¿que significas? No lo hago (yo pienso ).
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corrección (con tilde sobre la segunda 'o', the last syllable is stressed)
correcciones (sin tilde sobre la segunda 'o', the same syllable is stressed because the accent normally falls on the second-to-last syllable)
tú (con tilde) = you

tu = your (2nd-person possessive pronoun, singular object)
tus = your (2nd-person possessive pronoun, plural object)
su = your (3rd-person possessive pronoun, singular object)
sus = your (3rd-person possessive pronoun, plural object)

tus correcciones (2nd-person, plural object)
gracias por tus correcciones (thanks for your (familiar) corrections)

sus correcciones (3rd-person, plural object)
gracias por sus correcciones (thanks for your (formal) corrections)

¿Qué significa 'acorren'? ¿Quisiste decir 'me ayudan mucho'?
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corrección (con tilde sobre la segunda 'o', the last syllable is stressed)
correcciones (sin tilde sobre la segunda 'o', the same syllable is stressed because the accent normally falls on the second-to-last syllable)
tú (con tilde) = you

tu = your (2nd-person possessive pronoun, singular object)
tus = your (2nd-person possessive pronoun, plural object)
su = your (3rd-person possessive pronoun, singular object)
sus = your (3rd-person possessive pronoun, plural object)

tus correcciones (2nd-person, plural object)
gracias por tus correcciones (thanks for your (familiar) corrections)

sus correcciones (3rd-person, plural object)
gracias por sus correcciones (thanks for your (formal) corrections)

¿Qué significa 'acorren'? ¿Quisiste decir 'me ayudan mucho'?
Sí, yo querio usar 'ayudar', y no 'acorren'. Yo fui muy cansando cuando lo escribí . Comprendo 'tu' y 'su' ahora. En la clase de español, aprendemos usar 'su' solamente, entonces confundo. Gracias por tus correcciones nuevamente.
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