aquel

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *accum ille (that one). Akin to Spanish aquel and Portuguese aquele.

Determiner[edit]

aquel

  1. that

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese aquel, from Vulgar Latin *accum ille, a compound of Latin eccum and ille. Cognate with Portuguese aquele and Spanish aquel, among others.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

aquel

  1. that (far from the speaker and listener)
    Quen é aquel home?Who is that man?

Pronoun[edit]

aquel m (plural aqueles, feminine aquela, feminine plural aquelas, neuter aquilo)

(definite demonstrative pronoun)

  1. that over there, yon (far from the speaker and the listener)
    Quen é aquel?Who is that [man or boy over there]?
    Quen é aquela?Who is that [woman or girl over there]?
    Que é aquilo?What is that [thing/animal/plant over there]?

Usage notes[edit]

The demonstrative contracts with the prepositions de (of) and en (in):

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

aquel m (plural aqueles, feminine aquela, feminine plural aquelas)

  1. (familiar) je ne sais quoi, an imprecise positive quality
    Esa muller tenche un aquel que me pon parvo.That woman has a je ne sais quoi that makes me crazy.
  2. (familiar) cause, circumstance
    Co aquel de que non se falan non se fixo o que había que facer.With the excuse that they don't speak each other what must be done wasn't done.
  3. (familiar) thingy; used instead of any other noun, either because the speaker don't want to mention it, or because they cann't find the appropriate word
    Pásame o aquel de furar.Hand me that thingy of piercing.
    Synonyms: conto, couso

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • aquel” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • aquel” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • aquel” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • aquel” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • aquel” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Vulgar Latin *accum ille, a compound of Latin eccum and ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aquel (f aquela, m pl aqueles, f pl aquelas)

  1. this, this one

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *accum ille, a compound of Latin eccum and ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈkel/
  • (file)

Determiner[edit]

aquel

  1. that

Adjective[edit]

aquel (feminine singular aquella, masculine plural aquellos, feminine plural aquellas)

  1. (demonstrative) that (over there; implying some distance)

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

aquel m (feminine aquella, neutrum aquello, masculine plural aquellos, neutrum plural aquellos, feminine plural aquellas)

  1. (demonstrative) Alternative spelling of aquél

Usage notes[edit]

  • The unaccented form can function as a pronoun if it can be unambiguously deduced as such from context.

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