Translation of whoever in Spanish:
- 1.1 (no matter who) she's not coming in here, whoever she is aquí no entra, quien quiera que sea or sea quien sea whoever you ask se lo preguntes a quien se lo preguntes, a quienquiera que se lo preguntes 1.2 (the one, ones who) whoever did this must be insane quienquiera que or quien haya hecho esto debe (de) estar loco I'll invite whoever I like voy a invitar a quien (se) me dé la gana 1.3 (in questions) quién whoever told you that? ¿quién te dijo eso?, ¿quién te pudo haber dicho eso?
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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.