"¿Quiénes comen cebolla?"

Translation:Who all eats onion?

May 6, 2016

258 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonM862039

How do you know when to use quien vs quienes?

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

To my understanding, you use "Quiénes" when referring to a plural subject. In "Quiénes comen cebolla?", "comen" is plural, so the question word is plural as well (Quiénes).

In this circumstance, you could also write "Quién come cebolla?" (where everything is singular), and it would have the same meaning. However, as there is "comen" in the question, it requires a plural question word. The only difference is that quien refers to a singular person, while quienes refers to a group of people. (so determining in between groups instead of between individual people)

There probably more rules regarding this, but that is what I know.

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marchgo

Thanks!

May 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mabask

so we never use who EAT, even if it is plural...?

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

I believe so. I have NEVER seen/heard it anywhere.

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HolyT
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You could. In English, who can be singular or plural. I use it this way, but I know that most don't. I say, "Who are going on this ride?" knowing that there may be many people who plan to go on the ride. But I also will use singular interchangeably, even when plural is really called for: "Who wants dessert?" even when I know that more than one person will want dessert.

June 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhillipAli3

This category is difficult to me. Random vocabulary is more easily memorized than the difference between cuál/es, Cuándo and Quíen/es. Can anyone recommend techniques to help commit these to my memory more easily?

January 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessedenHe

Same here, I still confuse them after so much practicing, any hint is welcome.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsotos

Who = quién , quiénes . Therefore ¿ Quiénes comen cebolla ? = who EAT ( and not EATS ) cebolla ?

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

No. Who eat is never used in the English language, to my understanding. We use "Who eats" even when referring to plural subjects.

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MJRoseUK

In the same review lessen; I've had: ¿Quiénes comen cebolla? (Who eats onion?) and: ¿Quién come pescado? (Who eats fish?)

Until I just re-wrote these sentences; I was completely confused about when to use Quién/Quiénes and I found other discussions were not clear enough. The verb "come" is the key: - "¿Quiénes comen cebolla?" is asking a group of people who (amongst them) eats onion. - "¿Quién come pescado?" is asking an individual who (generally speaking - or perhaps in another group) eats fish.

Hope this helps (or a native speaker can confirm/deny either way)

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caseedee

Would this also be correct for "Who is eating onion?"

June 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

Can we get a moderator on here? There is something wrong with the page, as many comments are being duplicated. I have seen this before on a different comment section. I've done the best I can to remove junk, by down voting duplicated comments (but leaving one of each kind so others can see their comments). Thanks!

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle60364

Stupid question, when do I use quién, and when do I use quiénes? Both means "who" right?

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

It depends on what you are talking about. If you are referring to, say, a set of 5 groups of people, and you are wondering which group goes first, you would say "Quiénes es el primero?". However, if you are asking 5 people to see which person goes first, you would say, "Quién es el primero?"

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Navasiri

Why is it quienes and not quien ?

May 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoniaMoham2

What is the difference between Quién and Quiénes?

August 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoeSoria

Who eats onion is awkward.

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MdeeMabaso

Serious question why quienes instead of quien

October 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hmanuel13

There are no correct answer in the words to choose but it accepts the singular form as correct,

October 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lily_cloud

Why is it 'quienes' and not 'quien'?

November 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thebeebeegun

who eat onion??? not at all proper grammar

November 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danc76

Why using plural for "who"? I'm not getting the context. I mean, it seems a generic question, it wouldn't matter if it's directed to one or to multiple people...

December 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChantalMar8

Why is it "Quienes comen" instead of "quien come" ?

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4qnQrdbh

I think it's because the question is address to multiple persons which would require the plural form of quién (quiénes) along with the corresponding plural verb (comen). 'Who' could be reworded "which of you." The question itself along with the use of the plural verb comen implies plurality, thus, the use of 'quiénes.

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cockeywesterveld

I think 'comen' is plural, so it has to be 'who eat onion?

January 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelWhit442735

Why is comen used? As opposed to maybe come

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianaLoa2

I hate onion

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daksh694414

When you dont know the first word of answer look for word starting from capital alphabet.

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OsamaAl-Ha4

When do we say comen ?

March 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martyna5001

Cebolla=onion=cebula in polish xD

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LishaOutca

What is the difference between Quién and Quiénes???

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HaraldDrum

Does quiénes have to conform to gender or number or both

May 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShivamPurohit

Me me me me

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachael470950

Who eats onion? Really who eats a onion raw

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pushpin1

Why Quienes is used ? Why not Quien

June 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lydia628342

Actually I have a friend that eats onion raw soooooo

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaleAlexan2

Great app! I get on when ever i get the chance. Awesome.

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KelseyAnsb

They kind of give away the answers by makeing the options capitalized

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siminsbg

Quienes and comen are plural so why isn't it correct: who eat onion?

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zilla333376

Tony Abbott. (Australians will understand...)

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julia494130

Isn't it union instead of onion

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zQ4Qz4MJ

Why is the "es" necessary? Why wouldn't "Quine comen cebolla" work?

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nariman584163

why the answer is "eats" not "eat" even though "comen" for plural

July 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nariman584163

why the answer is "eats" not "eat" even though "comen" is for prular

July 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamihaMizan

I really don't see the difference between these

July 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamihaMizan

I really don't see the difference between these

July 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marla615

i think it should be "who eat" because it's plural?

July 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZGuili

Quienes is plural form and comen is for they/you plural, shall we say who are eating onion?

July 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YldzAkelna

Duo-Lingo translates as "who eats onion?". Quiénes is plural, "comen" is conjugation for ellas/ellos/Ustedes. should not it be "who eat onion?"

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriela102411

Who eat onion?

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Toni256450

I wrote do y'all eat onions. Would that be correct also?

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LailaBakht

translate seems not right,comen means they eat, so I think it is better if translate: who eat onion

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LailaBakht

translate seems not right,comen means they eat, so I think it is better if translate: who eat onion

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BraylonGraham

got it wrong

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Benjboy24

what is the difference of quien and quienes when asking who eats/drinks a certain thing?

July 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yupSAHIL

Not being able to remember these questions. They all seem similar

July 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esatia

A little confused, as the English translation was "who eats onion", thought it should be, "who eats onions" just for the sake of proper english....

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denise731418

Let's not get into that!!!!!

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sadia941951

what's the difference between quien and quienes?

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imertmoret

This is not correct. it should be who eat onion

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Sage1

Isnt comen meant for plural. So instead of eats , it must be eat. Please explain if I am misunderstanding something. Thank you !

July 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony_Gibbs

"Quiénes comen" is plural. It should be "eat", not "eats".

July 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pospe

I thought "comen" is for plural while "eats" is for he/she/it so singular..?

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IlanGreen

Why "eats"? "Comen" suggest that the sentence is in 3rd plural. It should be "eat" not "eats".

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeziZiv

Who eats Onion?

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grimbjorn

"Who [all] eat onions?" (third-person plural) is technically correct, since "Quiénes comen" is plural. However, in my experience in the U.S., no one would say, "Who eat onions?" but rather "Who eats onions?" or "Who is eating onion?" (third-person singular), even if one expected a plural answer, "They eat onions." So Duo suggests the translation, "Who eats onions?" (conventional usage) and currently does not accept "Who eat onions?" 8/3/17.

I feel compelled to add, if the question had been, "¿Conoces a personas quienes comen cebolla?" the English translation, both correct and common, would be, "Do you know people who eat onions?" (third-person plural).

To add to the confusion, cebolla is singular but would generally be translated onions (plural) since the question is referring to onions in general and not a particular onion, which would require an article, la or una. But it would be equally acceptable in English to say "They eat onion" or "They eat onions." In the first instance, onion is a category of food containing onions.

Personally, I think this question is too confusing to be helpful and Duo should get rid of it.

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denise731418

But the comments are very interesting, raise a smile, and provide companionship!!

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grimbjorn

Duo suggests “Who eats onions?” – translating “Quiénes comen” (third-person plural) into “Who eats” (third-person singular), and “cebolla” (singular) into “onions” (plural). Technically, one can translate “¿Quiénes comen cebolla?” into a fully proper English question: “Who [all] eat onions?” (third-person plural), meaning “Which people eat onions?,” with an answer such as “Italians eat onions.” “Who” can be both singular and plural, but is only rarely found in the plural. So “Who eat onions?” sounds strange to an American ear (and not accepted by Duo as of 8/3/17). I believe most people would say, “Who eats onions?” (singular) even if they expected a plural answer. For example, one could correctly ask, “Who (quiénes) eat more onions, Spaniards or Italians?” But is sounds strange, and I think most people in the U.S. would say, “Who eats more onions, Spaniards or Italians?” So Duo, which usually goes for a more literal translation, this time prefers the more common.

Regarding using “onion” or “onions” to designate a general, non-particular food being eaten, I would think common usage slightly favors “onions” over “onion.” “Do you want onions on your sandwich?” “Do you want onion on your sandwich?” Hmm. Pretty equal. But the first could easily be misunderstood by someone unfamiliar with English as an offer to put several whole onions on the sandwich!

Personally, I think this Duo question is more confusing than helpful and should be eliminated. There are more straightforward ways of showing that the plural of who (quién) is still who (quiénes).

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thagard85

For those of use trying to learn maybe it would be a good idea to explain which one is correct. All I'm doing right now is memorizing what the correct word looks like not why is the correct word.

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maryvchurch

Which ones eat onion?

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricia86052

Isn't the translation of this sentence "Who (plural) eat onion?"

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark867229

It is clearly a plural in Spanish(third person plural) so it cannot be 'eat' - this is a third person singular.

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carter639571

¿When do I use Quiéne and when do I use Quiénes?

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/321eelyak

Singles, mostly.

August 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CateGraham

how is it quienes and not quien?

August 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dakorf

when do you use quien and when quienes?

August 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvaFerenczi

Who eat onion. In plural. Otherwise it should be "Quién come cebolla. Singular.

August 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chasedream1112

Why do we use "comen" not "come" here in the question?

August 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayden726751

I didnt know how to spell ir

August 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jorikke

Who eat onions or who eats onions. Quiénes is plural and so is comen. So why not eat?

August 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gemoorer

Why is this not Quien?

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YESLE7

who eat onion

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lacymurf

Quienes translates to who (plural) so should be understood as : who all eat onion? (Even though not technically correct in English) Whereas if asked Quien come cebolla, it would simply translate to : Who eats onion? Am i right? I don't know much.

August 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MavroudisP

The translation that is given is wrong! The frase "quienes comen" is referring to more than on people,so it can't be translated as "who eats" (third person,singular number)!

August 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nichole39753

Whats the difference between the example of Quien (who, singular) in Quien come pescado? And Quienes (who, plural) in Quienes comen cebolla? Confused

August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denise731418

Good question.

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler472664

Why is its Quiénes and not quien when cebolla is singular?

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler472664

If its quienes shouldn't cebolla be plural?

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

No. Quien/Quienes changes to fit the subject you are asking. Cebolla does not change.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler472664

Why is it Quienes and not Quien when cebolla is singular?

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LandWithout

"Who are eating onion" was marked wrong, corrected with "Who is eating onion." But "Quiénes comen" is plural, so why doesn't that translate to "Who are eating" which is also plural?

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilviaGema2

Who (they) eat Who (he, she, it) eats

August 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilviaGema2

Comen està para la cebolla o para quiénes?

August 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Piotr389753

I'm not a native of English but what's wrong with this: Which ones eat onion?

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grofish

Would you rather see a horse riding an onion or an onion riding a horse?

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denise731418

I don't know, but I hope all this will make me remember that cebolla is onion and not horse.

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pAULSauceD

Why is not it good "eat"? "Who eat onion?"

August 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle542735

I don't understand. How is it "Quienes"?

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle542735

why is it quienes?

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsotos

Who eats onion ? is the correct answer and not the common mistake " who eat pasta ? "

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsotos

Quiénes comen cebolla ? and quién come cebolla ? are given the same translation which is : who eats onion ?

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simone-dk

both Quienes and comen are plurals, but the translation is 'Who is eating onion?' because of the plurals I think it should be 'Who are eating onion?'

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuAU6v

Why is quienes correct? not Quiene

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnBerggr

I thought the 'es' ending was a sign of the plural.

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnBerggr

I translated this as "Who are eating onion" since I thought 'comen' was a sign of the plural?

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidDoan5

Should translate: "Who eat onion"?

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barbara661352

Should be "who are"

September 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

Who are eating onion? I have never used that phrase in English. Its not grammatically correct. "Who are" implies present tense.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aa_jaffri

Quien means who used for singular, while quienes is used with plural

September 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/destinykidd99

I just got caballo and cebolla confused. XD

September 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anjdraws

What's the difference between quien and quienes?

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joannatom176

Why do they use Queines comen cebolla? and not "Quein comen cebolla" when Cebolla is singular for onions.

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Riya649103

what is the difference between quien and quienes?

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mila_63

"Quiénes comen...." is plural in both pronoun and verb tense. The correct translation should not be "Who does..." but "which ones do...."

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael.West

I thought cebolla was horse

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christian1485132

Why is it Quienes not quien?

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bhiatt

Crazy: plural people are being asked if they eat onion. It's normal enough to wonder in English 'who are eating onions?', or the like. But Duolingo marks me down for typing 'Who eat onions.' It has to be 'eats'. Oh well.

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teachall13

Why plural quien?

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MorganGal

why is it not correct to say this is who all eats onion?

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CEN75

quienes and comen should be for plural. The answer always wants us to translate as "eats".

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JAYLENBOIIII

Bro i can't use my microphone what to do fam yall tripping i may be black but i know my spanish

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YellowBird02

What's the difference between queines and quein?

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasImes1

Who eats onion?

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yun980205

"Who" is plural, isn't it?

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isabella752042

Lol

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoxieM23

this doesnt make sence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel965457

why quienes? i thought +s was only for plural...

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brandi760569

Why Quiénes and not Quién?

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kiyomice

I always misunderstand "cebolla" as "caballo" and think "Why is there a question about eating horses?"

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristineW81748

why is "who" plural?

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConorOMalley

uhh, the site says 175 comments and now it says no one has commented yet, okay...

October 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charles87442

i clearly remember that meaning horse

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurplePandas127

caballo is horse, cebolla is onion

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/madison448475

isn't cebolla singular

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doctor-John

The question is marked with Discuss (196), so I expected to see 196 comments, not zero. I just wanted to comment that in Spanish the subject is plural and thus the verb is 3rd person plural. Literally, Who eat onions? I.e., what or which people eat onions? But in English we say Who (singular) eats onions? Even though we know the answer is probably in the plural. Lots of people eat onions.

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doctor-John

In Spanish the subject is plural and the verb is in the 3rd person plural. In English we would normally say Who (singular) eats onions? Even though we know the answer is probably plural. Lots of people eat onions. This is an example of the best translation not being a simple one-to-one correspondence.

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelBushway

When do you use quien and when do you use quienes?

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shawn277844

why is it quienes???

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jiustinian

So what part of it makes it "Quiénes" versus "Quién"? I'm assuming comen has a "you (formal)" subject but how does that make it Quiénes instead of say, Quiénen?

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidLaFon2

Couldn't this also mean "who of they eats onions?"

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/razarosario

What do you use quienes for

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brookestopnik

Should it be who eats an onion?? Because it told me who eats onion. That does not sound right in English.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NayeunKang

It should be Who eat onion beacause it is a plural

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ivankristensen

This Spanish sentence clearly shows that more than one person is expected to eat onion. Why then my the English translation 'Who eat onion' defined as wrong? As far as I know, the English 'who' might be both singular and plural.

October 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/np95836

I eat the onion

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SEANCARROL20

easy!

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FendiMajero

because it says "comen", i thought it was about multiple persons. so i translated "who are eating onions?" can someone explain

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZachsGame

I eat onion! Post my a good rating

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fandom618Trash

I'm pretty sure it's "quien come cebolla"...?

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UshaDadhwa

Quienes or quiene

November 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tonysauma

Isn't this plural? It should be eat not eats.

November 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NayalaberP

I am confused between quien and quienes. Also, I don't know wheter to use la, las, los, el, and la. Someone help me

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diego41847

wowo

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephenFra910506

hud

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesJOL3

please explain

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiamODonov

Who eats onion is incorrect.The answer should be who eats an onion.(The definite article)

November 17, 2017

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    Hi, could someone please explain how to know if I should use quiénes or quien. Thanks in advance. :)

    November 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KanieshaSt

    Why is it Quines and not Quien??

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qtompkin

    who eats onion.

    November 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatMo9

    Why is it quiénes and not quien?

    November 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laski-Julle

    Is it not also "Who are eating onion?"

    November 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rohan98770

    Quienes vs quien?

    November 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ibraheem836251

    if quien means who what dos quienes mean.

    December 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricJasper3

    Doesn't 'Quien' go with cebolla? Doesn't 'Quines' go with cebollas?

    December 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabbyParyani

    I THOUGHT CEBOLLA WAS HORSE!! omg, im so glad it's not! xD Is there a trick to remember the difference between onion and horse? I've always mixed them up.. just like anno in italian is very close to another word.....

    December 5, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VeraVm

    Who eat onion is rejected, but it's plural right?

    December 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DoloresSimon

    why quienes and not quien???????

    December 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hellouthankman

    Tony Abbott

    December 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nalini817472

    Since this is plural, can we translate directly to English as 'who eats onion' because English does not have plural for who

    December 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kanin_Neko

    A bit confused about the phrasing there... 'who eats' should be 'who [of you] eats', which means it should be in the 5th person, yet here they've put it as 'they' - 6th person? Or is 'Ustedes' being used here?

    December 15, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ebony2Latinasoon

    Can you also say "Quién come cebolla?"

    December 15, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnRmnss

    Why is it "is" when Quiénes is Who (plural)? Shouldn't it be, Who are eating onion?

    December 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mariapl112

    who eat onions.

    January 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bramptonian

    Quiénes is plural, so the question should be, "Who are eating onions", no?

    January 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HansHubert5

    who are eating onions

    January 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soskia

    Why is it not "cebollas"? It seems to be a singular noun but plural verb, etc.

    January 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cupcake512831

    Everyone else... I am a weird kid... Well, not really, most kids don't really like veggies and I just like carrots and lettuce but still! I really don't think anyone would eat a onion on its own. And just cutting it up can make you cry! (I really don't remember but is this the veggie that makes you cry)

    January 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cupcake512831

    not me! Not onion alone!

    January 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArchilKSri

    Shouldn't it be "Who all eat onion?" instead of "Who eats onion?" (Because quienes is used instead of quien) Can anybody help?

    January 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orgullo72A

    Isn’t this in the plural? Thus , Who eat onions? (Onion? Very uncomfortable)

    January 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vincent284592

    Why is it translated in the singular?

    January 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margriet847369

    comen is plural > who eats is not plural

    January 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elgin56

    Was I wrong to think "quienés" meant plural "who"?

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elgin56

    Is quiénes plual?

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bersalon

    Is cebolla correct? It seems like it should be cebollas, unless the plural "who" we are referring to are eating a single onion.

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raflyrolls

    I was thinking bout answering "who eats ebola?"

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaroleStew1

    why quienes and not quien

    January 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ken776594

    Why not Who all eat onion?

    January 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvalynGonz

    Who eats raw onions? good question.:-)

    January 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lgriffith89

    i put horse, not onion jaja

    January 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susieloveday

    why is it Comen ?

    January 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HananMoham42925

    why we did not use Quien?

    January 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/egretinc

    Why is this not correctly translated "Who are eating the onion? instead of singular?

    January 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jetteh2

    "who eat onions"? (pluralis), and not "who eats onions"? (singularis)

    January 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aida725479

    I thought comen refers yo more tham one person.

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/foulgera12

    I said "who eat onion" on the basis that quienes is plural but it was marked wrong as it should be "eats." Anyone else agrees with me?

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Maria_B._

    Sniff Me... I just like them, Duo... Please don't hate on me!

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShikhaAror4

    Comen is used for many people thn why we are using eats?

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VasylAndrusiak

    It supposed to be Who eat onion, but not Who eats onion//

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caleb700913

    Thought it said who eats horse. glad it didn't

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamav

    does this mean 'who does eat onion" - as if no one does. or "who eats onion?

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RenKaiser0

    "quienes" is plural, so i think it's "eat" instead of "eats".

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RenKaiser0

    "quienes comen" is plural, so i think the correct translation is "who eat" instead of "who eats".

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loralangef

    Why is it quienes and not quien?

    January 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas71542

    As Onion (Cebolla) is singular shouldn't Quienes be Quien as Quien as also singular?

    January 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flashbolt13

    i eat lots of cebolla and i love it

    January 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kirstenvl

    I'd like to translate this to "who eat onion", not "who eats onion" as it is a plural verb. However DuoLingo marks it wrong and only accepts the singular option. Why?

    January 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/probir5

    I translaed as who eat onion . I used eat coz the subject was quienes which is plural. How can it be wrong? Duo translates eats.

    January 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BettyLong3

    Using comen as I did, I should have used quienes, not quien, because it was plural.

    January 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josiah520834

    So How come it is not, "Who eats an onion" when that is the corret pronunciation in English.

    January 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RajivSriva4

    ¿Quiénes comen cebolla? seems plural to me and I translated "who eat onion?" correct answer was "who eats onion" why?

    January 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nina873458

    Quienes is plurar. Why we don't translate this as: Who eat onion?

    February 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flashbolt13

    Who eats onion ? I do BRO ... with eggs ! XD

    February 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bill760081

    comen is plural, eats is singular basta

    February 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FritzBenja1

    Quieres is plural therefore it should be eat not eats.

    February 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeengJustin

    I thought it said 'who eats horses' for a second there. I freaked out a little xD

    February 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarleneLal

    Quienes comen is plural. Should How is the translation be 'Who eats" singular?

    February 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pipdingo

    I translated: "Who eat onion?" but that was wrong, because the right answer is: "Who eats onion". I don't know why. If the sentence was : "Quién come cebolla?" , I would use the singular. But "quiénes comen" is not plural?

    February 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emily142410

    Why is cebolla not plural, but the translation is plural? Why is it "Quienes comen..." instead of "Quien"?

    February 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmrHassani3

    I suppose that Quiénes is who for the plural, why it translates as who "eats" not Who "eat" ?

    February 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DRPXWe5D

    The wrong answers do not fit iPad, front of sentence is always missing

    February 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timuuur

    Why does the answer use singular v. while the sentence uses plural

    February 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Veronica276376

    Why is it quienes and not quien?

    February 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ekihoo

    The correct solution says: "Who DOES eat onion?" HOW come! The Spanish sentence is clearly plural.

    February 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GarethViejoLento

    Quienes comen - being plural - should translate to ' who are' ? not accepted - it wants 'who is'

    February 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iris150201

    Why is "Who eats onion?" incorrect? the correct answer seems to be "Who DOES eat onion?" Why is the emphatic tense called for here, and how is the reader to know?

    February 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobDill2

    Is this supposed to be understood literally as: "Who is they eat onion?" to be better rendered, "Who of you eats onion?" which is why it is translated, "Who does eat onion?"

    February 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Connor-R

    Why not cebollas?

    February 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilnora2

    Que? Acaban de ensenarme a hacerlo mal?

    February 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justa341

    it makes them cry

    February 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DorianDaPole

    I do

    March 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Khadijah442056

    What is the difference between quienes and quien?

    March 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flashbolt13

    I DO !!

    March 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JBaer1
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    Could this not mean ""who are eating onions?" It implies, plural people, no?

    March 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrt709978

    Horse in the salad yammi

    March 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hello398382

    The reason it is quienes and not quien is because the way comer is conjugated. It’s conjugated in the el/Ella/Uds. form, so you should use quienes, which means who all. It’s plural.

    March 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/opinionleader

    =D

    March 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lydia628342

    Is it bad if you wrote,

    Who eats horse?

    March 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abdul-Azee5

    .eo jjojnnbinknk

    March 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobbythekid21

    My grandpa

    April 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CALEBBAIER1

    This is an oncoming Donald Trump joke gone wrong.

    April 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/george75305

    Poor english syntax. Who eat onion is pigeon english

    April 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

    I agree, Who eat onion? is bad english. However, that is not how we should translate it. When we are referring between groups of, say, 3 or more people, we would still ask, "Who eats onion?" even when referring to sets of groups of people. In Spanish, in the context above, you would ask, "Quiénes comen cebolla?", as whoever answers yes would be a group of people, not a singular person (Yes, we do!).

    May 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanushka_Neko

    Why do you translate - Who eats onion, if in Spanish comen is the form for persons in plural (ellos/ellas/Uds.). And in English we say "They eat onion", not "They eats onion"

    April 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gamze29051453

    But the verb was conjugated is plural form. So should not it be "Who eat onion?"?

    April 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OriLev

    Why is it quienes and not quien?

    May 1, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/boredddd

    So basically there is one asking for the person or the persons that eats the onion. Why would that person then choose the plural form? As that person doesn't know WHO eats the onion, how would he/she know if it's one person eating or several persons eating it?

    May 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RayvenMaker

    Only our Ogrelord, Shrek

    May 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emmiiolivia

    Why it is ¿Quiénes? and not ¿Quién?

    May 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

    Look at my reply to Brandon at the top of this discussion. Basically, since comen is used in the sentence, and you are asked to fill in "Quién" or "Quiénes", as "comen" is refers to a plural subject, "Quiénes" is the correct answer.

    May 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eunice997272

    How do I know that I have to use the "comen" form rather than tu. Apparently comen is a command verb.

    May 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

    What are you asking? I don't completely understand your questions. Comen is not a command verb. Come is. As for whether you should use the singular or plural version of Quien, this sentence specifically has "comen" in it, thus the plural version of Quien, "Quienes", is used.

    May 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ewdWxlwl

    ¿Quiénes comen cebolla? "Who eats onion." is a "forced" by DuoLingo as a correct choice. Well it is all wrong! "comen" is a verb in plural meaning "eat" not "eats". Then there is also "quiénes" which is also plural form. The correct answer in English should therefore be "Who eat onion?" For example: Las personas comen cebolla.

    May 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan.Tracy

    I, for one, have never heard of the phrase "Who eat" in books, everyday language, or online (I have looked it up to see if there are any viable questions that use "Who eat", and there are none). We use "Who eats", even when referring to a plural subject. However, that all changes when we use "which". "Which animals eat onion?", for example. If there is anyone who has seen/heard "Who eat ___" as a viable sentence in English, please let me know.

    May 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Korvid

    Ogres

    June 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmyLiu171

    What about who eats onions?

    September 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisDaB

    The sentence is in plural but Duolingo gives an answer in singular, they gotta change one of them!

    January 8, 2019
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