Again we give you a subject that could be titled with the sentence: “Words you would not know if you were not a Scrabble player”. There are not too many words with q without u and most of these words would probably never pass your way. Of course you could find them with our Scrabble help. Or you could just start memorizing them now with the TWL2014-, CSW2012- and CSW2015-words with Q without U list!
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Why are there words with Q without U?
Actually, in the English language the Q is always combined with a U. The words you are going to discover now are proper nouns that come from other cultures. Most of them are of Arabic or Aasian origin.
QI / QIS
QI is the classic among the words with Q without U. This Chinese word has many meanings: energy, life force, human emotions, air, or breath. The word appears in many Asian languages and philosophies. And it often appears on Scrabble boards!
QAID is an Aarabic word for “master” or “leader”. It was also used in the Norman kingdom of Sicily (1130-1266) for Muslim palatine officials and members of the curia.
QAT / QATS
QAT is a plant that grows in African and Arabian regions. Its leaves are used as a kind of drug. They are chewed and have a coffee-like effect. Too much qat can be toxic.
A QADI is a judge who traditionally acts according to Islamic religious law, the Sharia. Today the term is also used for judges that don’t work with the Sharia, but with law.
QOPH is the nineteenth letter in the Hebrew, Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac and Arabic alphabet.
QORMA / QORMAS
QORMA is an Asian curry-like dish. It consists of meat or vegetables in a spicy sauce with yogurt, cream, coconut, nut, or seed paste.
Traditionally, a FAQIR is a follower of Islamic sufism that developed in the 7th century. Later the term was also used in other contexts, for example for Indian ascetics.
QABALA / QABALAS (or QABALAH / QABALAHS)
QABALA is a mytical Jewish tradition. It is based on the attempt to attain a closer relationship with God. There is not only one Qabalah, but various branches.
TRANQ is the short form of tranquilizer. A tranquilizer is a drug that can calm someone down.
A QANAT is a water transport system that is used in desert areas. The water is lead through tunnels from a well in higher regions and down to lower regions. Most of these tunnels don’t exist anymore, but some are still used in Iran today.
QINDAR / QINDARS / QINDARKA (or QINTAR / QINTARS)
A QINDAR is a monetary unit in Albania. The Albanian currency is called the LEK and 100 qindarka make 1 lek.
QWERTY / QWERTYS
QWERTY is a name for the computer keyboard layout used today. Q, W, E, R,T and Y are the first six letters on it.
TALAQ / TALAQS
The TALAQ is a kind of divorce in the Islamic Sharia. When the man divorces his wife, it is called talaq.
SHEQEL / SHEQALIM
The SHEQEL is the Israeli currency. Since 1985 it has been called “Israeli new shekel”.
MBAQANGA / MBAQANGAS
MBAQANGA is a South African music -style that combines the traditional music of the Zulu with jazz, soul, and reggae. It originated in the 1960s.
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