Qual vs que

Both words seem to mean which and what, can please someone help me understand the difference between those two?

August 13, 2013


as relative pronoun, which, what and who are translated as "que". What = o que / o quê (at the end of a sentence) and which. Which = qual. It depends more on the usage than rules =/ Most of the time "what" is translated as "o que". But when you can replace "what" by "which" (what is her occupation? - as in "which one is her occupation?" (among many that we have) then use "qual"

August 13, 2013

Maybe try watching this video []. It is a discussion for the difference between qué and cuál in Spanish but it has helped me in Portuguese.

August 14, 2013

Thanks, r_i_l_e_y! This video was actually very helpful. I'm assuming these situational uses of que and qual also apply in BP. Looking forward to seeing if I can start figuring this riddle out!

September 17, 2013

Thanks very much, both of you! So I guess it's also just a matter of practicing a lot... :)

August 16, 2013

Yes, I believe the solution is just practicing. I know how to use them, but it's really difficult to explain!

August 24, 2013
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