Significado de “whatever” - en el Diccionario Inglés

whatever en inglés británico

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whateverpronoun, determiner

uk /wɒtˈev.ər/ us /wɑːˈt̬ev.ɚ/

whatever pronoun, determiner (NOT IMPORTANT WHAT)

B2 it is not important what is; it makes no difference what (is):

We'll go whatever the weather.
Whatever happens, you know that I'll stand by you.
Whatever else may be said of him, Mr Meese is not scared of a fight.
Whatever the outcome of the war, there will be no winners.
Whatever the reason, more people are emigrating to Australia today than at any time since the 1950s.

Más ejemplos

  • I tend to doubt the wisdom of separating a child from its family whatever the circumstances.
  • She has vowed to remain true to the president whatever happens.
  • This range of jackets is styled to look good whatever the occasion.
  • He was taught at school to keep a stiff upper lip, whatever happens.
  • Whatever you think of him, you have to admire his determination.

whatever pronoun, determiner (ANYTHING)

B1 anything or everything:

I eat whatever I want and I still don't seem to put on weight.
"What can we do tonight?" "It's up to you - whatever you want."
Whatever I say I always seem to get it wrong.
Don't, whatever you do, tell Patrick (= you certainly should not tell him).
Do whatever you want - it won't affect me.
"So, I'll bring red wine." "Sure, whatever (= bring that or anything else)."
Apparently he "discovered himself" in India, whatever that means (= I do not know what that means).

Más ejemplos

  • Tolerant of human frailty in whatever form, she almost never judged people.
  • You can eat whatever you like as long as it's in moderation.
  • It's a very permissive school where the children are allowed to do whatever they like.
  • This range of jackets is styled to look good whatever the occasion.
  • He's got the committee firmly under his thumb - they agree to whatever he asks.

whateverpronoun

uk /wɒtˈev.ər/ us /wɑːˈt̬ev.ɚ/

whateveradverb

uk /wɒtˈev.ər/ us /wɑːˈt̬ev.ɚ/

(Definición de whatever del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

whatever en inglés americano

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whateverpronoun

us /hwʌt̬ˈev·ər, wʌt̬-, hwɑt̬-, wɑt̬-/

whatever pronoun (SOMETHING UNKNOWN)

something whose particular nature or type you do not know:

Whatever happens, you’ll be all right.
You seem to criticize me whatever I do.

whatever pronoun (ANYTHING)

anything or everything:

Give him whatever he wants.

whateveradverb [ not gradable ]

us /hwʌt̬ˈev·ər, wʌt̬-, hwɑt̬-, wɑt̬-/

whatever adverb [ not gradable ] (NOT IMPORTANT WHAT)

used to say that something is not important or makes no difference:

"Can I dress casually or do I have to dress up?" "Whatever."

(Definición de whatever del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)