Common relative pronouns in English include "that," "which," "who," "whom" and "whose" (although these words also have other uses). In Spanish, by far the most common relative pronoun is que. As can be seen in the following sentences, it usually means "that," "which" or "who."
•Los libros que son importantes en nuestra vida son todos aquellos que nos hacen ser mejores, que nos enseñan a superarnos. The books that are important in our lives are all those that make us be better, which teach us to improve ourselves. •Compré el coche en que íbamos. (I bought the car in which we rode.) •Mi hermano es el hombre que salió. (My brother is the man who left.) Other relative pronouns
As a beginner, you likely won't need to use the other relative pronouns of Spanish, but you certainly will come across them in writing and speech. At this point, you don't need to learn the rules of their usage, but you should recognize them when you see or hear them. Here they are with examples of their usage:
•quien, quienes — who, whom — Es el médico de quien le dije. (He is the doctor whom I told you about.) Conozco a Sofía, quien tiene dos coches. (I know Sophia, who has two cars.) — A common mistake by English speakers is to use quien when que should be used. Quien is most commonly used following a preposition, as in the first...