"Who eats chicken?"
Translation:¿Quién come pollo?
So, just to clarify: If I walked into a room and there were three plates, one with chicken, two with beef, I might ask, "¿Quién come pollo?" But if I was addressing a room at large, wondering who would eat chicken, I would probably ask, "¿Quiénes comen pollo?" Is that about right?
Let's say you enter a room in which 10 of your friends are already sitting. Then you have to ask "Quienes comen pollo?" because the answer could be more than 1. Out of 10, 3 or 4 could say "I eat chickens" so that's plural and that's why it's "Quienes". In short remember that "quienes" is used when the possibility of the answer could be referred to more than one person.
Now let's say you and only 1 of your friend are talking on the street side or pavement. A third guy comes along and has a few words with your friend and leaves. Then you ask him "Quien es el?" which means "Who is he?". Now you use 'quien' here because you are referring the question or the answer of it to only one person or singular.
So "quienes" is plural and is used when the possibility of the answer could be referred to more than one person. While "quien" is singular which is used when the possibility of the answer could be referred to one and only one person
Imagine you know only one of your friends eats chicken, but you forgot which one! I imagine this RARE situation would be an exception? The way DuoLingo plays it out is a little confusing though, right? I wish there was more explanation. It's why I love these comments but also use multiple software.
I think it's simply singular vs plural. If you expect one person to fit the question's answer, you would use "quién." If more than one person can fit the question's answer, use "quiénes."
Like if you expext only one person to eat chicken, say "Quién come pollo?"
Similarily, if you expect multiple people, say "Quiénes comen pollo?"
Anyone please correct me if I'm wrong.
A question about streak freezes. I had one equipped. I missed one day (because of a vacation and time zone change) and was prompted to pay 13.99 to keep my streak. Shouldn't the site have recognized my streak freeze since I paid 10 Lingots for it? Just wondering how that works.
In English, there is only the singular "who". But in Spanish it is deployed in singular (Quién) and plural (Quiénes).<pre>
¿Quién come pollo? / Who eats chicken? This has the meaning of
"Does anyone eat chicken?"<pre>
¿Quiénes comen pollo? / Who eat chicken? This has the meaning of "How many people will eat chicken?"
(The question is addressed to a group. But the answer may even be just one person.)