"¿Cuál es tu profesión?"

Translation:What is your profession?

March 3, 2013

65 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johnny__R
<h1>¡SPARTANS!</h1> <h1>¿Cuál es tu profesión?</h1>

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November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rdmiles2

Yes! Exactly what I thought!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S0R0USH

¿Ajooo ajoo ajoo ajoo? Esos no son profesiónes...

June 20, 2014

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

how did u put up a picture?

January 21, 2015

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

Where did you get that picture?

December 4, 2015

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

how did you do that

May 14, 2017

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

First thought!!!!!!!

June 9, 2017

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

tu ves amigo viejo, yo traje más soldados que ti

January 16, 2018

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

Came here just for this

September 21, 2018

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

Why does "Cuál" (which) become "What" here? Is it just an idiomatic thing?

March 3, 2013

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

It literally means "Which is your profession?" not necessarily the word 'what'

March 3, 2013

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

Could you say what in place of which?

April 15, 2013

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

Mylenthes: Could you say what in place of which? Not in Spanish. Yes, in English.

September 3, 2013

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

hola Mylenthes: Yes, in English we would say "what"--- just as it says in the correct answer at the top of this page.

November 5, 2013

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

"Cuál vs Qué" is a little more complicated than just "what vs which". Unless you are asking for a definition, "cuál" is required when preceeding "es" and is still translated as "what".

Here is a link to explain:
https://www.thoughtco.com/whats-what-in-interrogative-pronouns-3078142

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SameerQader0

You would use "Cuál" in this case because there are many different types of professions, and you're asking which one it is.

January 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DevakRanji2

Cúal can also have both meanings, it is what and which

January 16, 2018

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

Again, I was marked wrong for using su instead of tu. I believe one is formal and one is informal but they mean the same thing don't they?

January 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/k.hart_sr

To use 'su' I believe you actually have to place the pronoun 'Ud' in there. Not sure if that always applies outside of duo, but for duo's sake it helps it "understand" that YOU understand the difference between the 2nd and 3rd person. Hope that makes sense.

March 12, 2014

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

Outside of dl if the subject can be inferred from the surrounding conversation you can

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilush0_0

Could you use 'que' instead of 'cual' here?

April 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaveelKabi1

Precedent to the word 'es' you would always use cual.

Refer to these links for more information: http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/a/que_vs_cual.htm https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1936132

December 10, 2016

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

also wondering this

May 17, 2016

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

what about que instead of cual? what is the difference?

August 26, 2015

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

Is "Que es tú profesión" wrong ?

June 12, 2015

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

thats what i thought too

July 6, 2017

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

FYI, "¿A qué te dedicas?" is another common way of asking the same question.

July 26, 2018

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

My spanish dictionary says it can also translate into "career"

June 21, 2013

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

unless I use the 'slow' button, the speaker flies by "tu" so quickly that I can't hear it at all. Sure hope I can train my ear to hear this "normal speed" of Spanish speakers...:-)

March 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cookiekat1029

my profession is a student.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeJones398855

When would one use profesión vs trabajo? Is there a difference in connotation, ex. blue collar/white collar, or specificity?

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cookiekat1029
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March 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pablito156927

Since the Spanish is somewhat idiomatic, it should allow the equally idiomatic "What do you do?" as a translation.

May 7, 2017

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

Why doesn't "What is your career" work too?

July 17, 2017

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

Soy alfarero

May 16, 2013

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

I wrote "profeCion" instead of "profeSion" and got right. Is this legit?!

April 4, 2014

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

A few questions back I was marked WRONG for writing "tu profesion" instead of "su profesion" and a lot of other guys complained too... and now here it is being used as an example to follow!!! :-(

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caterine2008

The previous questions all said Cuál es su profesión? When I spoke it back the way it was written with "tu" DL rejected it but the third time I put in "su" and it accepted. ????? Tried to report it but could not. Does anyone know if the admins ever look at these?

May 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AriannaBas2

Cual Is qué in this instead porque ?!!

June 2, 2014

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

For a small typo which DL usually forgives, I am down a heart: I misspelled profession in espanol. I put profesicion instead of profesion. Oh, well. :-)

October 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natlge0

It looks like this issue has been discussed a little bit, but could someone please explain when to use cual vs. que in sentences like this ("this" meaning sentences in which the two would be nearly interchangeable in English).

Thanks!

November 22, 2014

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

So why does it correct it to "what"? Doesn't cual mean which?

February 3, 2015

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

Why it can't be "whats your major?"

February 17, 2015

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

It can also mean "what is your calling"

May 13, 2016

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

Tu or Su formal , when is one being form or informal? and yo no intiendo qui es 2nd or 3rd persona?

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katie7511

Does it matter if you say que?

November 25, 2016

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

I put "What is your career" and got it wrong... But it is LITERALLY the same word. Any ideas? Should I report it? Any help is greatly appreciated :D

December 10, 2016

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

Career is carrera in Spanish. Profession and career are similar, but I don't think they are exactly synonyms. Here's a sentence using both words: She finished at the top of her class, and has a promising career as a lawyer ahead of her. I hope this helps.

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salty4girl

I wrote this in as what is your proffesion and i got it wrong just because i put an extra f in. So unfair.

January 5, 2017

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

It said career was an option but I put it in and it said it was wrong?

February 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SW4GG3R42

career should be accepted

April 19, 2017

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

This is the third time in a roll I've received this question

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kingG19

It said career was an option ande it didnt accept. Why?

May 9, 2017

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

i dont have ajob dummy

May 11, 2017

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

<img alt="alt text" src="http://i.imgur.com/QpHfUAP.gif">

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/val.d3z

yoo

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maddie88998

I said "what is your career", can someone explain to me how this is wrong?

May 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juan854072

my answer was correct.

June 26, 2017

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

It's not exactly wrong but tu is you not your

July 4, 2017

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

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July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spanglishking75

I put "what is your career?" and got it wrong even though "career" is one of the translations of "profesion."

November 18, 2017

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

Meme lord

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carin228386

Is this really the way you'd ask someone (conversationally) what they do for a living?

May 9, 2018

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

Why not 'su' profesion?

May 16, 2018

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

When do you que and when cual

January 22, 2019
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