Complete Definition of "whom"

English
rank|tell|because|few|178|whom|love|far|seemed
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Pronunciation
IPA|/huËm/, SAMPA|/hu:m/
audio|en-us-whom.ogg|Audio (US)

Pronoun
en-pron|the objective case of|who

  1. context|formal What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a verb.

#:Whom did you ask?

  1. context|formal What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a preposition.

#:To whom are you referring?
#:With whom were you talking?

  1. Him; her; them (used as a relative pronoun to refer to a previously mentioned person or people.)

#:He's a person with whom I work.
#:We have ten employees, of whom half are carpenters.

Usage notes
In both written and spoken language, who is often used in place of whom, even as an object, although some prescriptivists regard such usage as incorrect. In US English, the use of whom is characteristic of a formal style and is often considered stilted in informal conversation. Usage of whom is more common in UK English, particularly after a preposition (with whom, from whom etc).

who vs. whom

Translations
trans-top|what person; object of a verb
Afrikaans: wie
Danish: hvem
Esperanto: kiun, kiujn
German: t+|de|wem, t+|de|wen
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Italian: t+|it|chi
Portuguese: t-|pt|o que, qualifier|for nonhumans t-|pt|o quê, qualifier|for humans t+|pt|quem
Russian: t+|ru|кÑо|altкого|trkogo|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altкомÑ|trkomu|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altкем|trkem|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altком|trkom|scCyrl
Spanish: t+|es|quién, t-|es|quiénes
Swedish: t+|sv|vem|s, t-|sv|vilka|p
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trans-top|what person or people, object of a preposition
Afrikaans: met wie, van wie, etc.
Danish: hvem
Esperanto: t+|eo|kiu|xsEsperanto, t+|eo|kiu|altkiuj|xsEsperanto, t+|eo|kiu|altkiun|xsEsperanto, t+|eo|kiu|altkiujn|xs=Esperanto
German: t+|de|wem, t+|de|wen
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Italian: t+|it|chi
Portuguese: o que, o quê (for nonhumans), quem (for humans)
Russian: t+|ru|кÑо|altкого|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altкомÑ|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altкем|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altком|scCyrl
Spanish: t+|es|quién, t-|es|quiénes
Swedish: t+|sv|vem|s, t-|sv|vilka|p
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trans-top|relative pronoun
Afrikaans: waarmee, waarvan, etc.
Danish: hvem, hvilken
Esperanto: t+|eo|kiu|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|kiuj|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|kiun|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|kiujn|xsEsperanto
German: t+|de|dem|m, t+|de|der|f, t+|de|den|m, t+|de|die|f
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Italian: t+|it|cui
Portuguese: quem (for human beings), que, o qual m, a qual f, os quais p, as quais f|p
Russian: t+|ru|кÑо|altкого|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altкомÑ|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altкем|scCyrl, t+|ru|кÑо|altком|scCyrl
Spanish: t-|es|quien, t-|es|quienes
Swedish: t+|sv|vem|s, t-|sv|vilka|p
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Bosnian: koga (1); s kim m, s kojom f, s kojim m (1: with whom); kome m, kojem m, kojoj f, kojim m (2: to whom, about whom)
ttbc|Dutch: die (1), wie (1), waarmee (2), waarvan (2), waaronder (2)
ttbc|French: qui#French|de qui, à qui, avec qui
ttbc|Indonesian: yang, yang mana
ttbc|Serbian:
:Cyrillic: кога (1); Ñ ÐºÐ¸Ð¼ m, Ñ ÐºÐ¾Ñом f, Ñ ÐºÐ¾Ñим m (1: with whom); коме m, коÑем m, коÑÐ¾Ñ f, коÑим m (2: to whom, about whom)
:Roman: koga (1); s kim m, s kojom f, s kojim m (1: with whom); kome m, kojem m, kojoj f, kojim m (2: to whom, about whom)

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