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In this grammar lesson, you will learn how to use que in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • using que in Spanish
  • how que in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on que in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on que in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about using que in Spanish!

Table of Contents

Use Que in Spanish to Refer to a Noun

When you refer to a noun you will use que in Spanish.

Please have a look at the following examples:

El pastel que nos comimos lo hizo tu madre.

The cake that we ate was made by your mother. (you=tú)

El camarero que nos atendió es también de Sevilla.

The waiter who served us was also from Seville.

La señora que vive arriba tiene tres perros.

The lady who lives upstairs has three dogs.

In these situations “que” tends to mean:

  • that
  • which
  • who

Use Que in Spanish in Indirect Speech

When you use indirect speech, meaning that you mention what someone else has said, you will use que in Spanish.

Please have a look at the following examples:

Marcos me contó que su hermana Isabel va a tener un hijo.

Marcos told me (that) his sister Isabel is going to have a baby.

El médico me ha dicho que debo beber mucha agua y descansar.

The doctor told me (that) I should drink a lot of water and rest.

Su marido le ha dicho que quiere el divorcio.

Her husband has told her (that) he wants a divorce.

When you use “que like this it means “that”.

In English you don’t have to use “that”, but in Spanish you do have to use “que“.

Example Sentences on How to Use Que in Spanish

This section of the lesson on que in Spanish is about seeing the connective word used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of que in Spanish through examples.

El pastel que nos comimos lo hizo tu madre.

The cake that we ate was made by your mother. (you=tú)

El camarero que nos atendió es también de Sevilla.

The waiter who served us was also from Seville.

La señora que vive arriba tiene tres perros.

The lady who lives upstairs has three dogs.

Marcos me contó que su hermana Isabel va a tener un hijo.

Marcos told me (that) his sister Isabel is going to have a baby.

El médico me ha dicho que debo beber mucha agua y descansar.

The doctor told me (that) I should drink a lot of water and rest.

Su marido le ha dicho que quiere el divorcio.

Her husband has told her (that) he wants a divorce.

Quiz Yourself on How to Use Que in Spanish

At the end of every lesson, you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

Using flashcards is an absolute necessity when it comes to learning a language!

It is the best way to memorize what you learn, you can personalize your progression because it adapts to your actions, and all flashcards have audio to improve your hearing and pronunciation.

Please read our article on how to learn a new language for more information on flashcards and the best way to learn a new language.

There are two ways to practice with Flashcards for this lesson.

  1. Anki
  2. The Flashcards in our Courses

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