xq

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “pq.”
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(because)
a. cause
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No fuimos al parque xq estaba lloviendo.We didn't go to the park cause it was raining.
b. 'cause
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Por qué tengo que ir yo primero? - Xq sí.Why do I have to go first? - 'Cause I say so.
c. coz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No lo compré xq no tenía suficiente plata.I didn't buy it coz I didn't have enough dough.
d. 'coz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Compré estas cervezas xq estaban baratas.I bought these beers 'coz they were cheap.
e. cos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Te traje un regalo xq yo también te amo.I brought you a present cos I love too.
f. 'cos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Manolo nos odia xq no lo invitamos a la piscina.Manolo hates us 'cos we didn't invite him to the pool.
g. cuz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Ganamos xq somos los mejores!We won cuz we're the best!
h. 'cuz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No hice la tarea xq no tuve tiempo.I didn't do my homework 'cuz I didn't have time.
i. cus
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Fuimos a la playa xq nos encanta tomar el sol.We went to the beach cus we love sunbathing.
j. 'cus
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
No pude dormir xq mi compañero de habitación roncaba.I couldn't sleep 'cus my roommate was snoring.
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