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

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

6 Comments


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

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

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

Maybe try watching this video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdPnfnrASp8]. It is a discussion for the difference between qué and cuál in Spanish but it has helped me in Portuguese.

August 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drewarnold72

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

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

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

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rrot79

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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