que

que

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English Online Dictionary. What means que‎? What does que mean?

que

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Quechuan.
  • IPA(key): /ˈkjuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophones: cue, Q, queue

que (countable and uncountable, plural ques)

  1. (rare) The name of the Latin-script letter Q/q. Alternative form of cue.
  2. (US, informal, rare) Clipping of barbeque.
  3. (South Asia) Alternative form of queue
  • equ-

From Latin quid, usurping the roles of quod.

  • IPA(key): /ke/, [ke]

que

  1. that, what, which
  • qué
  • (Central) IPA(key): /kə/
  • (Valencia) IPA(key): /ke/

Inherited from Latin quem.

que

  1. (relative) that, which
  2. (relative) that, who, whom
  • què

Inherited from Latin quid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis.

que

  1. (relative) that
  2. (in comparisons) than

que

  1. how; used to indicate surprise, delight and such
  • què
  • “que” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “que”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2024
  • “que” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “que” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

From Old Galician-Portuguese que, from Latin quid (that), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid.

  • IPA(key): /ke/
  • Rhymes: -e
  • Syllabification: que

que

  1. that (connecting noun clause)
  2. than (used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison)

que

  1. who, whom, which, that
  • o que
  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web)[1], 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN
  • IPA(key): /kə/
  • Rhymes:

Inherited from Latin quid, usurping some of the roles of Latin quod.

que

  1. that (introduces a subordinate noun clause and connects it to its parent clause)
  2. Substitutes for another, previously stated conjunction.
  3. when, no sooner
  4. Links two noun phrases in apposition forming a clause without a (finite) verb, such that the complement acts as predicate.
  • Unlike its English counterpart, que (sense 1) cannot be omitted in Standard French.
  • parce que
  • que de
  • bien que

Inherited from Latin quam.

que

  1. introduces a comparison
    1. (comparisons of superiority or inferiority) than
    2. (comparisons of equality) as
  2. (used with ne) only, just; but, nothing but
    Synonym: seulement
  3. how (in rhetorical interjections)
  • Though it may look like a negative structure, the construction ne...que, is not a true negative. The partitive article is used after it and does not change into de as with other negatives.
    • When using ne...que, ne precedes the verb and que normally precedes what it is restricting:
    Il ne mange les pâtes que le samediHe eats pasta only on Saturday [not other days]
    Il ne mange que les pâtes le samediHe eats only pasta on Saturday [and nothing else]
    • Compare the positive and negative forms of the construction, both from the 2018 song Flou by the Belgian singer Angèle, noting the common informal omission of the particle ne:

Inherited from Latin quid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis. Doublet of quoi 'what', the tonic/emphasized counterpart, hence diphthongized.

que m (interrogative)

  1. (slightly formal, accusative) The inanimate direct-object interrogative pronoun.
  2. (slightly formal, nominative) The inanimate subject or predicative interrogative pronoun.
    Qu’est-il arrivé ?What happened?
    Que me vaut cette visite ?To what do I owe this visit?
    Que sommes-nous ?What are we?
  • (colloquial) qu’est-ce que (object); qu’est-ce qui (subject)

Inherited from Latin quem.

que m or f

  1. (accusative, relative) The direct object relative pronoun.
  • quoi
  • “que”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • IPA(key): /kɪ/

From Old Galician-Portuguese que, from Latin quid.

que

  1. that
  2. than (used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison)
    Synonym: que non

From Latin quid.

que

  1. what; which (interrogative only)
    ¿Que camisa queres?Which shirt do you want?

que

  1. how; what (comparative)
    que lástimahow sad
  2. used to express an adjective; how [mostly not translated]
    que feo¡[how] ugly!
    que alto¡[how] tall!
    que bonito¡[how] cool!

que

  1. what (interrogative only)
    ¿Que ves?What do you see?
  2. that, which

que

  1. that

que f (plural ques)

  1. name of the letter q
  • “que”, in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega (in Galician), A Coruña: Royal Galician Academy, since 2012

From q (/kw/) +‎ -e.

  • IPA(key): /kwe/, /kwɛ/

que (plural que-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter Q/q.
  • (Latin script letter names) litero; a, be, ce, che, de, e, fe, ge, he, i, je, ke, le, me, ne, o, pe, que, re, se, she, te, u, ve, we, xe, ye, ze (Category: io:Latin letter names)

From Portuguese que, from Old Galician-Portuguese que, from Latin quid (what), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid.

que

  1. that; which
  • IPA(key): /k(w)e/

que

  1. that

que

  1. what (interrogative)
    Que tu prefere?What do you prefer?
  • perque
  • proque
  • quecunque, qualcunque, etc.

que

  1. Nonstandard spelling of quē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of qué.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of què.
  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

From Latin quia.

que

  1. that

From Latin quid.

que

  1. what
  • French: que
  • IPA(key): /ke/

From Latin quem, accusative of quī.

que

  1. (relative) that, which
  • qué

From Latin quid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis.

que

  1. (relative) that
  2. (in comparisons) than
  • ke

From Latin quid, quis.

  • IPA(key): /kə/

que

  1. (interrogative) what, who
  2. (indefinite) (that) which

que

  1. that
  • kil
  • Middle French: que
    • French: que
  • , (abbreviation, in manuscripts)

From Latin quid (what), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid.

que

  1. that (introduces a connecting clause)
  • Fala: que
  • Galician: que
  • Portuguese: que
    • Indo-Portuguese: que

From Latin quid, quis.

que

  1. (interrogative) what, who
  2. (indefinite) (that) which
  • Occitan: qué

que

  1. that
  • q (abbreviation)
  • (abbreviation, obsolete)

From Old Galician-Portuguese que, from Latin quid (what) (usurping as well the roles of Latin quod), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis. Cognate with English who.

  • Homophones: qui (Brazil), quê (South Brazil)
  • Hyphenation: que

que

  1. that (connecting noun clause)
  2. that (introducing the result of the main clause)
  3. than (used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison)
  4. (only in subordinate clauses) seeing as; since; for; because (introduces explanatory clause)
  5. (only in subordinate clauses) and (indicating the consequences of an action, often threateningly)
  6. short for porque ("because")

For quotations using this term, see Citations:que.

  • (than): do que
  • (because): por causa que, porque

que

  1. (interrogative) what (used to ask for a specification)
    Que livro é esse?What book is this?
  2. what a (preceding nouns) (indicates surprise, delight, or other strong feelings)
    Que jogador!What a player!

que (not comparable)

  1. how (preceding adjectives) (indicates surprise, delight, or other strong feelings)

que

  1. (relative) which; that; who (of those mentioned)
  2. (relative, colloquial) whose
  3. (indefinite) what thing
    Synonym: o que

Inherited from Latin quid (what), but usurping all the roles of Latin quod. Cognate with English who.

  • IPA(key): /ke/ [ke]
  • Rhymes: -e
  • Syllabification: que
  • Homophone: qué

que

  1. that
  2. than
  3. indicating a reason; because, for
  4. indicating desire or permission; may (used with the subjunctive)

que

  1. who; that
    Synonym: (Internet slang, text messaging) q
  2. that; whom
  3. that; which

que

  1. than
  2. like, as

que

  1. to
  • q (Internet slang, text messaging)
  • “que”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

From Proto-Vietic *k-vɛː; cognate with Muong que and Tho [Cuối Chăm] kʰwɛː¹.

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [kwɛ˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [kwɛ˧˧]
  • (Saigon) IPA(key): [wɛ˧˧]

(classifier cái, cây) que • (𣠗, 𢹾)

  1. small stick

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