11:38 Sep 20, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: quiel
my friend was given a nick name that sounds like keel, we cant figure out what it means he thought it might be spelled quiel

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na"Quiel" pronounced as "keel" is strange in Spanish. How-
Alvin Adams, Jr (X)
naKill, spoken with a Spanish accent
Mark Hanson (X)
naquiel does not exist in Spanish
Elinor Thomas



24 mins
quiel does not exist in Spanish

It would be a good idea if your friend asks the person who gave him this nick name, how it is spelled. Then we can help you...

Good luck! :)

Elinor Thomas
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Kill, spoken with a Spanish accent

Whenever someone calls your friend by this nickname, you will notice that said person is accompanied by an attack dog. The person is actually telling the dog, "Kill!", and I am grateful that the dog has shown little obedience. I recommend that your friend avoid such company.

Mark Hanson (X)
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Quiel is a actually a Spanish surname. A search on Google will yield hundreds of links to persons with the surname of "Quiel". An example of one is given below. How your friend came to acquire "Quiel" as a nickname, however, I am unable to explain, nor do I know what it means.

    Reference: http://www.defensoriadelpueblo.gob.pa/infogen/resol/1999/199...
Alvin Adams, Jr (X)
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"Quiel" pronounced as "keel" is strange in Spanish. How-

ever, in places where nicknames are common, this could be an abbreviation of "Ezequiel". (Certainly not Spain).

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