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whom

pronoun uk   /huːm/ formal us  
B2 used instead of "who" as the object of a verb or preposition: I met a man with whom I used to work. He took out a photo of his son, whom he adores. There were 500 passengers, of whom 121 drowned. To whom do you wish to speak?
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in Korean “who”의 목적격…
in Arabic الَّذي, الّتي…
in Portuguese quem, que, o qual…
in Catalan qui…
in Japanese “who” の目的格…
in Italian chi, che, il quale…
in Chinese (Traditional) (作受詞時代替 who)…
in Russian кого, кому, кем…
in Turkish kimi, kime…
in Chinese (Simplified) (作宾语时代替 who)…
in Polish kogo, którego, których…
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