CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

quan

  1. when

Further readingEdit


IdoEdit

PronounEdit

quan

  1. (interrogative) whom (object)

Usage notesEdit

To ask for a subject, use qua instead.


KavalanEdit

NounEdit

quan

  1. sprout from the stump

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

quan

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

Usage notesEdit

  • 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 EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

quan

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of whan

Etymology 2Edit

AdverbEdit

quan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

ConjunctionEdit

quan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdverbEdit

quan

  1. when

Old OccitanEdit

AdverbEdit

quan

  1. Alternative form of can

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“official”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 termsEdit