whatever
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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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whatever
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
whatever it is, whatever it may besea lo que sea
whatever happenspase lo que pase
do whatever you likehaz lo que quieras
whatever you saylo que tú digas
give him whatever he wantsdale lo que quiera
whatever does that mean?¿y eso qué significa?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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
I regret whatever harm I may have donepido disculpas por el daño que pueda haber ocasionado
pay whatever price they askpaga el precio que sea
3. (emphatic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
for no reason whateversin motivo alguno
none/nothing whateverabsolutamente ninguno(a)/nada
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whatever [wɒtˈevəʳ]
pronoun
1 (no matter what)
whatever it may be sea lo que sea; whatever he says diga lo que diga; whatever happens pase lo que pase; get it, whatever it costs cómpralo, cueste lo que cueste; whatever the weather haga el tiempo que haga
2 (anything that) lo que; (everything that) todo lo que
whatever you like lo que quieras; do whatever you want haz lo que quieras; we'll do whatever's necessary haremos lo que haga falta; whatever you say (acquiescing) lo que quieras; "I tell you I'm ill" — "whatever you say" —te digo que estoy enfermo —sí, sí or —sí, lo que tú quieras; whatever I have is yours todo lo que tengo es tuyo; whatever you find todo lo que or cualquier cosa que encuentres; or whatever they're called o como quiera que se llamen
3 (in questions) qué
whatever do you mean? ¿qué quieres decir?; whatever did you do? ¿pero qué hiciste?; whatever did you say that for? ¿a santo de qué dijiste eso?
4 (other similar things)
you can put your pyjamas, sponge bag and whatever in here aquí puedes guardar el pijama, el neceser y todas esas cosas
adjective
1 (any) cualquier; (all) todo
whatever book you choose cualquier libro que elijas; whatever books you choose cualquier libro de los que elijas; give me whatever change you've got dame todo el cambio que tengas
2 (no matter what)
whatever problems you've got, we'll help nosotros te ayudaremos, tengas el problema que tengas
3 (in questions) qué
whatever time is it? ¿qué hora podrá ser?; whatever help will that be? ¿para qué servirá eso?
adverb
(with negative) en absoluto
nothing whatever nada en absoluto; it's no use whatever no sirve para nada; he said nothing whatever of interest no dijo nada en absoluto que tuviera interés
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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