Quick answer
"Whatever" is a pronoun which is often translated as "lo que", and "no way" is an interjection which is often translated as "ni hablar". Learn more about the difference between "whatever" and "no way" below.
whatever(
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (anything)
a. lo que
We can do whatever you want.Podemos hacer lo que quieras.
2. (no matter what)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Whatever happens, I want you to remember that I love you.Pase lo que pase, quiero que recuerdes que te amo.
Whatever it may be, we will be ready for it.Sea lo que sea, estaremos preparados.
3. (interrogative)
a. qué
Whatever is going on here?¿Qué está pasando aquí?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to express indifference)
a. lo que sea
ShalI I order coffee or tea? - Whatever.¿Pido café o té? - Lo que sea.
b. me da igual
Do you want to come with me? - Whatever.¿Quieres acompañarme? - Me da igual.
c. como sea
Do you want to go to the beach or to a museum? - Whatever.¿Quieres ir a la playa o a un museo? - Como sea.
5. (used to express irritation)
a. me da igual
I'll confiscate your phone if you don't do your chores. - Whatever!Te sacaré el teléfono si no haces los quehaceres. - ¡Me da igual!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (any)
a. cualquier
Whatever house we buy will become our home.Cualquier casa que compremos se convertirá en nuestro hogar.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'll support you whatever choice you make.Te apoyaré decidas lo que decidas.
We will implement whatever changes are necessary.Implementaremos los cambios que sean necesarios.
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no way(
no
 
wey
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express rejection or disagreement)
a. ni hablar
Can I borrow the car tonight? - No way!¿Me prestas el auto esta noche? - ¡Ni hablar!
b. ni pensarlo
Do you think he'd agree to that? - No way.¿Crees que aceptaría eso? - Ni pensarlo.
c. de ninguna manera
No way am I going to wear that hat.De ninguna manera me voy a poner ese sombrero.
d. qué va
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Are you going to the concert? - No way! I hate that kind of music.¿Vas a ir a concierto? - ¡Qué va! Odio ese tipo de música.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express surprise)
a. no me digas
Did you hear Stella and Tony have split up? - No way!¿Sabías que Stella y Tony se han separado? - ¡No me digas!
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