Using qué in Spanish indirect questions

 

Learn about using "qué" in Spanish indirect questions

 

Qué followed by a noun in indirect questions

In indirect questions, qué is placed in front of a noun meaning "what/which [noun]". Have a look at the following examples:

No sé qué coche voy a comprar.I don't know which car I am going to buy.

Dime qué casa te gusta más.Tell me which house you like the most.

Tienes que decidir qué vestidos vas a donar.You have to decide which dresses you are going to donate.

No saben qué faldas son las más baratas.They don't know which skirts are the cheapest.

Qué will always have a written accent in these cases. Notice how qué doesn't change, no matter if the noun is masculine, feminine, singular, or plural.See also:

 

Qué followed by a verb in indirect questions

Sometimes there is no noun after qué, but a conjugated verb or an infinitive, for example:

Todavía no he decidido qué ponerme para la fiesta de Verónica.I haven't decided yet what to wear at Veronica's party.

Me pregunto qué va a pasar con Miguel ahora.I wonder what is going to happen to Miguel now.


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No saben qué faldas son las más baratas.They don't know which skirts are the cheapest.
Todavía no he decidido qué ponerme para la fiesta de Verónica.I haven't decided yet what to wear at Veronica's party.
Dime qué casa te gusta más.Tell me which house you like the most.
Me pregunto qué va a pasar con Miguel ahora.I wonder what is going to happen to Miguel now.
No sé qué coche voy a comprar.I don't know which car I am going to buy.
Solo estoy preguntándote qué decisión has tomado.I'm only asking you what decision you have taken.
Tienes que decidir qué vestidos vas a donar.You have to decide which dresses you are going to donate.
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