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American English: /huˈɛvər/
British English: /huːˈɛvə/

Translation of whoever in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (no matter who) See examples: 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
    Example sentences
    • But whoever loses, regardless of whether it is by six goals or one, it will be devastating.
    • Yet the sitter, whoever he might be, regards us with an air of quiet confidence.
    • One of the most important things for America is to know who actually won, whoever that may be.
    1.2 (the one, ones who) See examples: 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
    Example sentences
    • Therefore, whoever offers the best level of service will win the most business.
    • The IFS concludes that taxes would have gone up whoever won the last election, because it was the only way to balance the books.
    • Both teams tend to have the attitude that whoever wins this one wins the tournament, even if last year they discovered otherwise.
    1.3 (in questions) whoever told you that?
    ¿quién te dijo eso?
    ¿quién te pudo haber dicho eso?
    Example sentences
    • In any case, why raise the question, for whoever in his right mind ever suggested that everything is false?

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