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Old 1st September 2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default En el que a fixed sentence?

Is "en el que" a fixed sentence.

I just don't understand how "en el que por cada respuesta que uno acierta envían un grano de arroz a los pobres."

= which for each question is correct they send a grain of rice to the poor.............

I thought cual was "which"?

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Old 2nd September 2010, 04:01 AM   #2
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It is, but I notice that a lot of times "lo que" and other shortcuts like that are translated as "that which" -- not because that's what it literally means, word for word, but because that's the nearest equivalent expression in English that fits the same way in the sentence grammatically.
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