quan

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan quan (compare Occitan quan), from Latin quando (compare French quand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quan

  1. when

Further reading[edit]


Ido[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quan

  1. (interrogative) whom (object)

Usage notes[edit]

To ask for a subject, use qua instead.


Kavalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

quan

  1. sprout from the stump

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

quan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of quān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of quán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of quǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of quàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quan

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of whan

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

Conjunction[edit]

quan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan quan (compare Catalan quan), from Latin quando (compare French quand).

Adverb[edit]

quan

  1. when

Old Occitan[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quan

  1. Alternative form of can

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“official”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quan ()

  1. (historical) a mandarin
    Bẩm quan, con thật tình không biết ạ.
    My Lord, I frankly do not know.
  2. (informal) an official
    Synonym: quan chức

Derived terms[edit]