Interrogative Adjectives

Spanish ìnterrogative adjectives
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Adjetivos interrogativos

Interrogative adjectives are used to ask the questions "what," "which," and how "much/many."

Characteristics of interrogative adjectives

  1. Used in place of an article, not with one
  2. Placed directly in front of a noun
  3. Two of them have singular and plural forms

Qué

Qué means "what?" or "which?" and is used to refer to ideas or things.

Por ejemplo…

¿Qué parte no comprendes?   Which part don’t you understand?
¿Qué coche te gusta?   Which car do you like?
¿Qué libros quiere?   What books does he want?

Cuál | Cuáles

Cuál means "what?" or "which?" – it is used when distinguishing between two or more things.

¿Cuál parte no comprendes?   Which part don’t you understand?
¿Cuál coche te gusta?   Which car do you like?
¿Cuáles libros quiere?   What books does he want?

Cuánto | Cuántos

Cuánto means "how much?" and its plural cuántos means "how many?"

¿Cuánto dinero tienes?   How much money do you have?
¿Cuántas plumas hay?   How many pens are there?
¿Cuántos libros necesitamos?   How many books do we need?

Notes

 Spanish interrogative adjectives always have accents. Their unaccented counterparts have different functions:

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