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quadrat: cap quadrat [persona massa convencional] square

qual: tal qual as is

qualitat: en qualitat de as; in the role/capacity of

qualsevol: en qualsevol cas in any case/event, at any rate

qualssevol: i qualssevol and everything else, and all the rest

quan
quan les cabres tindran llana
when pigs have wings; when hell freezes over [vulg.]
quan no sn figues sn rams
if it's not one thing, it's another
quan s'ha vist, tothom s savi
everyone is wise after the fact
qui no fa quan pot, no fa quan vol
opportunity doesn't knock twice
sempre i quan
as/so long as
quant
en quant a
to the degree/extent that
quant a
when it comes to, with regard to, as for

quantitat: en quantitat in abundance/plenty

quaranta
a les quaranta
at an inconvenient time, at a bad moment
cantar les quaranta a alg
chew someone out, give someone hell [vulg.], read someone the riot act, rake someone over the coals

quarantena: posar en quarantena quarantine, isolate

quart: quart i ajuda help, rescue, deliverance

quarter: no donar quarter give no quarter

quarts
a tres quarts de quinze
at the wrong time, at a bad moment; tenir el cap a ~ = be in a muddle
no tocar quarts ni hores
be out to lunch, not in touch with the real world; crazy
quatre
a quatre passes
nearby, close-at-hand
a quatre ulls
two/both together; valen ms quatre ulls que dos = two heads are better than one
amb quatre esgarrapades
carelessly, haphazardly, negligently, offhandedly
amb quatre grapades
in haste, haphazardly, willy-nilly
caure-hi de quatre potes
fall for something, be completely taken in, be had, fall like a ton of bricks
com dos i dos fan quatre
for sure/certain, no two ways about it
cridar als quatre vents
tell the world, spread the news/word, make something known
de fa quatre dies
recently, a short time ago
de quatre grapes
on all fours
dir a alg quatre coses ben dites
chew someone out, give someone hell [vulg.], read someone the riot act, rake someone over the coals
dir quatre fstics a alg
tell someone off, come down on someone, yell at someone
dir-ne a alg quatre de fresques
tell someone off, come down on someone, yell at someone
en quatre mots
simply put, in short, to make a long story short
menjar per quatre
eat like a horse; [despectivament] pig out
ms de quatre
quite a few, many
quatre arreplegats
a bunch of goofballs
quatre (gats / i el cabo)
very few people
quatre ratlles
a short note
tenir quatre paraules
argue, quarrel, cross swords
tres sn curtes i quatre sn llargues
damned if you do, damned if you don't
que
donar ms quefer que un porc solt
be irksome/troublesome/bothersome (ex.: Organitzar aquesta festa m'ha donat ms quefer que un porc solt = Organizing this party was really irksome)
el que
1 [all que] what 2 [aquell que] the one (that)
que Du t'escolti
let's hope so! may it be so!
que el diable se m'emporti si...
may the devil take me if...
que (el, et, us, etc.) bombin!
he/you/they can lump it!
que s cas!
by no means!, absolutely not!, no way!
que es posin fulles!
they can lump it!
que jo spiga
as far as I know
que no sigui dit
for form's sake, to maintain appearances
que s'apanyi!
that's his lookout!
que s'arregli!
let him shift for himself!
que si naps, que si cols
blah blah blah, yammer yammer yammer
qu
el com i el qu
the how and why, all the details
i alg, qu?
what about someone?
no saber de qu va
not have a clue; be ignorant, ill-informed; not know all there is to know
qu carai? [vulg.]
what the hell? [vulg.], what the fuck? [tab]
qu dius?
come again?
qu et passa?
what's eating you?, what's with you?
qu hi fa!
it's all one!, it's all the same!
qu hi farem?
there's nothing to be done; what can we do?
qu hi ha de nou?
what's new?
qu mana?
what can I do for you?
qu s'empatolla?
what nonsense!
qu sap el gat de fer culleres?
what does he/she know about it?
qu s jo?
how should I know?, search me!
ser un gran qu
be very important
un no s qu de
a bit/hint/touch/trace of

queda: toc de queda curfew

quedar
quedar a la lluna de Valncia
be disappointed/frustrated; be left in the dark; have one's hopes dashed
quedar amb les ganes
be frustrated/thwarted/disappointed
quedar amb un pam de nas
be disappointed
quedar com un drap brut
be put to shame; be disgraced
quedar com un rei
make a good impression
quedar corda
have enough energy left
quedar d'una pea
be surprised, astounded, astonished; be struck all of a heap
quedar de pasta de moniato
be surprised, astounded, astonished
quedar de pedra
be flabbergasted, surprised, astounded, astonished; be struck all of a heap
quedar en blanc
not understand a thing
quedar en deure
(be / end up) owing
quedar en paus
be even up, even-Steven
quedar enrere
be left behind
quedar escaldat
get one's fingers burned; to have learned one's lesson
quedar escurat/pelat/plomat
(be / end up) dead/flat broke
quedar llut
look foolish
quedar malament
1 [quedar en situaci difcil] come to grief 2 [fracassar] turn out badly, fail, come to nothing
quedar palplantat
be struck all of a heap, be struck dumb
quedar parat
1 [sorprendre's] be surprised, astounded, astonished 2 [aturar-se] get bogged down, get stuck
quedar tot (en fum de botges / en aigua de borratges)
come to nothing, go to waste
quedar-se a l'escapa
be frustrated, stymied, thwarted, foiled
quedar-se al pap
keep quiet, keep one's mouth shut
quedar-se amb la boca oberta
be shocked, bowled over, astonished, wide-eyed, astounded
quedar-se amb la mel a la boca
be (left) frustrated, thwarted, stymied
quedar-se amb un pam de nas
be in for a surprise
quedar-se curt
not say all one could
quedar-se en blanc
be at a loss, without a clue; have one's mind go blank
quedar-se fotut [vulg.]
be/get screwed [vulg.]
quedar(-se) per a vestir sants
become a spinster
quedar-se tan ample/tranquil
act nonchalant, be oblivious, act as if nothing has happened

quefer: donar ms quefer que un porc solt be irksome/troublesome/bothersome (ex.: Organitzar aquesta festa m'ha donat ms quefer que un porc solt = Organizing this party was really irksome)

queixal
mal de queixal
toothache
queixal de seny
wisdom tooth

queixalada: fer una queixalada have a snack

queixals: treure foc pels queixals be furious, hopping mad, fit to be tied

queixos: menjar a dos queixos eat like a horse; [despectivament] pig out

qesti
la clau de la qesti
the crux of the matter
posar en qesti
put in doubt, cast doubt on; not believe/trust
ser qesti de
be a matter of
qui
a qui pot ms
as hard/fast as one can
com qui diu
as they say
com qui no diu res
as if it were nothing, as if it had no importance
com qui no vol la cosa
pretending a lack of interest
fer com qui sent ploure
act heedlessly, unconcernedly, offhandedly
qui demana?
who's there?, who is it?
qui dia passa, any empeny
1 by resolving small everyday problems, longterm problems can be resolved 2 in the long run we'll have to deal with problems we try to ignore in the present
qui dna rebre espera
those who give expect something in return
qui s fill del gat, li retira de la cua o del cap
like father, like son
qui estigui lliure de culpa, que tiri la primera pedra
he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone
qui fa un cove fa un paner/cistell
he who steals a penny will steal a pound
qui ho diria!
who would have thought (it)!
qui ho havia de dir!
who would have thought (it)!
qui la fa la paga
you reap what you sow; what goes around comes around; you'll get your comeuppance
qui mal fa, mal pensa
he who does wrong will expect others to do so
qui mal no fa, mal no pensa
he who does no wrong expects the same of others
qui matina fa farina
the early bird gets/catches the worm
qui ms qui menys
everyone
qui ms t'estima et far plorar
you always hurt the one you love
qui molt abraa, poc estreny
jack of all trades, master of none
qui no corre, vola!
get with it or you'll lose out!
qui no fa quan pot, no fa quan vol
opportunity doesn't knock twice
qui no plora, no mama
the squeaky wheel gets the grease
qui no s'arrisca, no pisca
nothing ventured, nothing gained
qui no t feina, el gat pentina
people with idle time will do most anything to fill it
qui no t memria ha de tenir cames
one would forget one's head if it weren't screwed on
qui no t un all, t una ceba (al qui no li passa una cosa li'n passa una altra)
if it's not one thing, it's another
qui no vulgui pols que no vagi a l'era
if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
qui oli mesura/remena, els dits se n'unta
he who deals with money is often tempted to keep some for himself
qui paga mana
who pays the piper calls the tune
qui parla!
look who's talking!
qui posar el cascavell al gat?
who will bell the cat?, who will perform this daring act?
qui t'empeny que tant rodoles?
who rattled your cage?
qui t cua de palla s'encn
if the shoe fits, wear it
qui tot ho vol, tot ho perd
grasp all, lose all
qui-sap-lo (i variants)
1 in great quantity 2 to a great degree

Quica: ca la Quica a madhouse; bedlam

quieta: a la quieta on the quiet, furtively, hush-hush, behind closed doors

quimbambes: a les quimbambes far away

quimera: passar quimera have qualms, be worried/disturbed/troubled

quin
de quin pa fas rosegons!
count your blessings!, appreciate what you have!
quin fstic!
how awful! how disgusting!
quin horror!
how horrible/terrible/dreadful/ghastly!
quin marro!
what a mess!
quin mn de mones!
what a crazy world!
quin remei!
there's no help for it!
saber (de) quin peu (cala / es dol) alg
be onto someone; know someone well, know someone's weaknesses
quina
quina ceba/pebre li fa coure els ulls?
what is he/she complaining about?
quina emoci!
what a thrill!, how exciting!
quina grcia!
how funny!, how amusing!
quina illusi!
how thrilling!, how exciting!
quina llauna!
what a drag!
quina llet!
what luck!
quina merda! [tab]
shit! [tab], what (a bunch of) crap! [vulg.]
quina mosca (t'ha, l'ha, etc.) picat?
what's eating (you/him/her, etc.)?
quina pega!
what bad luck!
quina planxa!
how embarrassing!; what a gaffe/boner/blunder!; I really put my foot in my mouth!

quins: quins collons! [vulg.] 1 [admiratiu] what balls!, what guts! 2 [descarament] what nerve/gall!

quinta: a la quinta forca/punyeta in the middle of nowhere, in the boondocks, in/at the back of beyond

Quinze: l'any d'en Quinze long ago, in times past, never

quinze
a tres quarts de quinze
at the wrong time, at a bad moment; tenir el cap a ~ = be in a muddle
d'avui en quinze
in two weeks, two weeks from now; in a fortnight

quitr: negre com el quitr black as night/coal/pitch

quniam: tros de quniam blockhead, bonehead, dolt, numskull, twit

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