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Interrogative adjectives are used to ask the questions "what," "which," and "how much/many."
Characteristics of interrogative adjectives
- Used in place of an article, not with one
- Placed directly in front of a noun
- Two of them have singular and plural forms
Qué means "what?" or "which?" and is used to refer to ideas or things.
|¿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?|
- Qué and cuánto are also exclamative adjectives.
- Qué and cuál are also interrogative pronouns.
Spanish interrogative adjectives always have accents. Their unaccented counterparts have different functions:
- Lo cual is a relative pronoun.
- Cuanto is an adverb of quantity.
- Que is a subordinating conjunction or relative pronoun.
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