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usage of "cosa que" for "which"

AlanC1Kwiziq community member

usage of "cosa que" for "which"

Apropos of ' "Lo que" vs "la cosa que" ',   I sometimes see "cosa que" used to mean "which", as in 

    Querían detenerme por robo, cosa que no hice.

Is this usage correct?   If so, is there a lesson that discusses it?

More examples here:  

    https://context.reverso.net/translation/spanish-english/%2C+cosa+que

Thanks!

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Alan

Yes, that is very common. It's colloquial and it's as if we said "algo que...":

Querían detenerme por robo, cosa que (=algo que) no hice.

I noted it down to see if it can be included in our content. 

Other examples could be:

Me cancelaron el viaje, cosa que me fastidió mucho.

They cancelled my trip, which annoyed me a lot.

Le pedí a mi marido que comprara vino, cosa que no ha hecho.

I asked my husband to buy some wine, which he has not done. 

Andrea le contó a Clara mi secreto, cosa que me decepcionó profundamente.

Andrea told Clara my secret, which disappointed me deeply.

Saludos

Inma

 

AshlynA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Querían detenerme por robo, cosa que (=algo que) no hice.

They wanted to arrest me for theft, which I didn’t do.

The usage of cosa que refers to the theft or the whole idea of them wanting to arrest me for theft?

based on translation, it seem to refer cosa que to the theft itself and not the whole idea of arresting.

if so, it will be different from what cosa que is used for?

AshlynA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Querían detenerme por robo, cosa que (=algo que) no hice.

They wanted to arrest me for theft, which I didn’t do.

The usage of cosa que refers to the theft or the whole idea of them wanting to arrest me for theft?

based on translation, it seem to refer cosa que to the theft itself and not the whole idea of arresting.

if so, it will be different from what cosa que is used for?

InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Ashlyn

In that sentence, using cosa que, it is referring to the whole idea more than the actual theft, the whole idea being wanting to arrest me for theft. 

Inma

usage of "cosa que" for "which"

Apropos of ' "Lo que" vs "la cosa que" ',   I sometimes see "cosa que" used to mean "which", as in 

    Querían detenerme por robo, cosa que no hice.

Is this usage correct?   If so, is there a lesson that discusses it?

More examples here:  

    https://context.reverso.net/translation/spanish-english/%2C+cosa+que

Thanks!

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