which one to use in this sentence, que o lo que?

AsukaA1Kwiziq community member

which one to use in this sentence, que o lo que?

Should I use que or lo que in the translation for this sentence: "I didn't know they already knew our nephew.", which one is correct and why. 

1. Yo no sabía que ellos ya conocían a nuestro sobrino. 

2. Yo no sabía lo que ellos ya conocían a nuestro sobrino.  

What it be if the sentence is "I didn't know what they already knew our nephew."

Thank you.


Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Asuka

"I didn't know they already knew our nephew."

You need number 1: Yo no sabía que ellos ya conocían a nuestro sobrino. 

I didn't know [that] they already knew our nephew.

I don't quite understand what you mean in your last sentence, because the English doesn't make sense: 

"I didn't know what ?? they already knew our nephew."

Here is a Kwiziq lesson on "lo que" that will help you understand better and you will see how it doesn't apply here. I hope it helps.

Lesson on "lo que"

Saludos

Inma

 

AsukaA1Kwiziq community member

Thank you for your reply. 

I meant to say "I didn't know what they already knew about  our nephew."  "lo que" o "que" in that?

InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Asuka

In that case then you need "lo que":

Yo no sabía lo que ellos ya sabían de mi sobrino. 

Inma

which one to use in this sentence, que o lo que?

Should I use que or lo que in the translation for this sentence: "I didn't know they already knew our nephew.", which one is correct and why. 

1. Yo no sabía que ellos ya conocían a nuestro sobrino. 

2. Yo no sabía lo que ellos ya conocían a nuestro sobrino.  

What it be if the sentence is "I didn't know what they already knew our nephew."

Thank you.


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