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QUE (that), QUIEN (-ES) (who), CUANTO (-A, -OS, -AS) (everyone who or everything that), EL QUE (LA QUE, LOS QUE, LAS QUE, LO QUE) (who, that, which), EL CUAL (LA CUAL, LOS CUALES, LAS CUALES, LO CUAL) (who, whom, which), CUYO (-A, -OS, -AS) (whose, of which).

We use the relative pronouns to refer to a noun mentioned before and of which we are adding more information. They are used to join two or more sentences and in that way forming what we call "relative sentences".


A la gente que habla dos idiomas se les llama biling├╝es.

People who speak two languages are called bilingual

In this example, the relative "que" (who) introduces the relative sentence "habla dos idiomas" (speak two languages) that describes or gives more information about the noun "gente" (people)

*NOTE*: Nouns in Spanish have gender so, when you want to substitute them for a pronoun you have to bear that in mind and choose accordingly.

*NOTE* In Spanish, most of the pronouns go before the verb, unlike in English.