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What- that (significados, diferencias, usos)

Cuando empiezas a aprender inglés te enseñan que "What" es un interrogativo que significa "¿Qué?".
Por ejemplo:
- What is that? ¿Qué es eso?
A veces, la traducción de "what" no es tan fácil.
Por ejemplo, decimos:
- What's your name? ¿Cómo te llamas? En este ejemplo hemos traducido "What" como "Cómo".

Otro ejemplo un poco difícil:
- What is he like? ¿Cómo es él? (físicamente y de carácter? En este ejemplo, también hemos traducido "what" como "cómo".
Dependiendo de la función que tenga "what" dentro de la oración, puede ser un pronombre (es decir, servir para sustituir a nombre).


Por ejemplo.

What como pronombre
-What's the matter? ¿Qué ocurre?
Puede ser un adjetivo.
Por ejemplo:
What como adjetivo
-What car is yours? ¿Cuál es tu coche?
Puede ser un pronombre relativo. En este caso, se suele traducir como "lo que".
Por ejemplo:
I don't know what she said. No sé lo que ella dijo.

En este último ejemplo, me voy a detener porque es el que suele causar problemas cuando estás empezando a aprender inglés.

 Es cierto .... tenlo muy encuenta.......
Debes recordar que "What" cuando aparece al principio de una oración se suele traducir por "¿Qué?" , pero cuando está en medio, la traducción cambia, y suele ser "lo que".
Veamos más ejemplos con "lo que".
- I understood what she explained. Yo entendí lo que ella explicó.
- That's not what I meant. Eso no es lo que quise decir.
- Is that what she wants? Es eso lo que ella quiere.
No debes confundir "what" con "that", que puede traducirse como pronombre demostrativo con el significado de "eso/ese".
Por ejemplo: That's my pen. Ese es mi bolígrafo.
Y, también, puede traducirse con el significado de "que".
Por ejemplo:
-She said that she need help. Ella dijo que necesitaba ayuda.
-The car that I like. El coche que me gusta.
Recuerda: that = que y what= lo que.
Intenta hacer estas traducciones para ver si has comprendido la teoría. Al final, del post tienes las respuestas.
  • Eso es lo que yo quiero.
  • Los edificios que estaban cubiertos de nieve.
  • No sé qué es lo que le gusta (a él)
  • ¿Qué es eso?
  • ¡Qué sorpresa! 
  •  No sabemos lo que le ocurre (a ella).
  • Las cajas que están en la mesa.
  • Esa gente que no sabe lo que dice.


- That's what I want.


- The buildings that were covered by the snow.


- I don't know what he likes.


- What is that?


- What a surprise!


- We don't know what happens to her.


- The boxes that are on the table.


- Those people that don't know what they are saying.
business idioms
B.O.D (abbreviation) : Benefit of Doubt
(abbreviation) : Short for because.
They are taking me to court b/c I did not pay my bill.
(abbreviation) : Short for 'because'.
I could not afford the jeans b/c I had bills to pay this week.
Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on Jun. 27, 2007 16:14
b/f (abbreviation) : Short for before.
I had better pay my bill b/f they take me to court.
(abbreviation) : business to business

(abbreviation) : "Business to Business". A term used in reference to 'business-to-business'; generally used when referring to a business which sells its products or services to another business.

B2W (abbreviation) : back to work —used in electronic text messaging
baaka-chika (noun) : A word used to describe the sound made by old, early industrial machines (baaka-chika, baaka-chika, baaka-chika...). Can also be atributed to any modern machine(though usually automobiles) that is in such a state of dis-repair or so poorly designed that it is reminiscant of old steam driven technology.
Look at that old beat up car. Now thats a baaka-chika.
baba (noun) : 1: A person who very rarely worries about abstract questions of existence or moral quandries. 2: A person who is generally not worried about anything.
Since classes ended, you've become such a baba. —Taylor Asen, slang term on the East Coast and in

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Monday, November 19, 2012

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