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Question Words

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Use question words to ask basic questions.

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In this lesson, you will learn the essential question words so that you can ask different questions in Spanish. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
  1. Las Preguntas (Question Words)

1. Las Preguntas (Question Words)

The following question words and phrases are very important to learn! You can use these words alone to get information when you don't have time to ask the entire question.

English Spanish
Who? ¿Quién?
What? ¿Qué?
When? ¿Cuándo?
Where? ¿Dónde?
Where is …? ¿Dónde está…?
Where is the restroom? ¿Dónde está el baño / la facilidad?
¿Dónde están los servicios/los aseos?
Why? ¿Por qué?
Whose? ¿De quién ?
How? ¿Cómo?
Which (ones)? ¿Cuál (Cuáles)?
How much? ¿Cuánto/a?
How much is it (does it cost)? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
¿Cuánto es?
How much do I owe you? ¿Cuánto le debo?
How many? ¿Cuántos/as?
For how long? ¿Hace cuánto tiempo?
What time is it? ¿Qué hora es?
At what time? ¿A qué hora?

In this lesson, you learned some question words and phrases in order to ask basic questions in Spanish. These expressions are incredibly important, as they are efficient ways to get the information you need when speaking with patients.

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Source: This content has been adapted from "Spanish for Nurses" by Stephanie Langston.