Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Quien

Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns - Quien

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Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Quien
la gramática española: los pronombres relativos – quien

  • Relative Pronouns help refer to a noun previously mentioned.
  • They “relate” to nouns in statements/conversations.



The Relative Pronoun QUIEN/QUIENES is used to refer to people, and changes in grammatical number (depending on how many people you’re talking about!) However it does not change in grammatical gender. It often translates to “who” or “whom”.

Mi profesor, quien es muy inteligente, habla esta noche.
My professor, who is very intelligent, is speaking tonight.

La mujer, con quien fui a la tienda, es mi hermana.
The woman, with whom I went to the store, is my sister.

English tends to omit relative pronouns while Spanish does not!


La mujer, quien yo amo tanto.
The woman, who I love so much.

El, quien está encargado con el asunto.
He, who is in charge of the matter.