FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French quel, from Old French quel, from Latin quālis, quālem.

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

quel m (feminine quelle, masculine plural quels, feminine plural quelles)

  1. which
    Quel mec a volé mon pantalon?
    Which guy stole my pants?
    Des psychologues ont essayé d'analyser quels traits physiques étaient considérés comme attirants.
    Psychologists have tried to analyse which physical traits are considered attractive
  2. (exclamative) what
    Quelle catastrophe!
    What a catastrophe!

SynonymsEdit

  • (which): (Louisiana, Cajun French) équel

PronounEdit

quel m (feminine quelle, masculine plural quels, feminine plural quelles)

  1. (interrogative) what
    Quel est son nom?
    What is his name?

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quel

  1. Apocopic form of quello, used before a consonant that is not impure.

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French quel, from Latin quālis, quālem.

AdjectiveEdit

quel m (feminine singular quelle, masculine plural quelz, feminine plural quelles)

  1. which
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 18:
      Si demanda l'ermite a messire Yvain de quel pays il estoit
      Then the hermit asked Sir Ywain which country he was from

DescendantsEdit

  • French: quel

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quālis, quālem.

AdjectiveEdit

quel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular quele)

  1. which

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contracted from Vulgar Latin *eccum ille, from Latin eccum + ille.

DeterminerEdit

quel m (feminine quella)

  1. that

SpanishEdit

PronounEdit

quel

  1. Obsolete spelling of cual