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I don't despise 'Don Quixote,' but it is a book I don't... get. I'll have to come back it. Maybe there'll be a gateway story that opens it up for me; that happened for me with 'Paradise Lost' and the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy.
Helen Oyeyemi

Meaning of "Quixote" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUIXOTE

Quixote  [ˈkwɪksət] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUIXOTE

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Quixote is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUIXOTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quixote

Don Quixote

Don Quixote (/ˌdɒn kiːˈhoʊtiː/; Spanish: ( listen)), fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthly wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote is met by the world as it is, initiating such themes as intertextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.

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Synonyms and antonyms of Quixote in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Quixote» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUIXOTE

Find out the translation of Quixote to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Quixote from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Quixote» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吉诃德
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Quijote
570 millions of speakers

English

Quixote
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Quixote
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كيشوت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Кихот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Quixote
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Quixote
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Quichotte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quixote
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quixote
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キホーテ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돈키호테
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quixote
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhân vật chánh trong tác phẩm của văn hào Cervantes
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Quixote
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Quixote
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Don Kişot
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Chisciotte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kichot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кіхот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Quixote
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Δον Κιχώτης
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Quixote
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Quijote
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Quixote
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIXOTE»

The term «Quixote» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.653 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIXOTE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Quixote

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9 QUOTES WITH «QUIXOTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Quixote.
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Jonathan Ames
I've always been inspired by Don Quixote as a role model of sorts, of the power of books to sort of make you insane in maybe a beautiful way.
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Dominic Chianese
I've always wanted to play Don Quixote in some way. It's a great role. I think the idealism of the man shows that hope that we have in the human breast to achieve something.
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David Guterson
Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men. That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young.
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Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I know that many writers have had to write under censorship and yet produced good novels; for instance, Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship.
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Christopher Lee
As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know. Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences.
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Jay McInerney
We've been hearing about the death of the novel ever since the day after Don Quixote was published.
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Helen Oyeyemi
I don't despise 'Don Quixote,' but it is a book I don't... get. I'll have to come back it. Maybe there'll be a gateway story that opens it up for me; that happened for me with 'Paradise Lost' and the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy.
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Cynthia Ozick
I think a fictional invention grows according to its own development, not the author's. Characters in fiction are not simply as alive as you and me, they are more alive. Becky Sharp, Elizabeth Bennett, and Don Quixote may not outlive the burning out of the sun, but they will certainly outlive the brief candle of our lives.
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Thomas Sydenham
Read Don Quixote; it is a very good book; I still read it frequently.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUIXOTE»

Discover the use of Quixote in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Quixote and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children
A retelling for the youthful reader of the most interesting parts of Cervantes' great novel about Don Quixote, the eccentric gentleman who fancies himself a knight-errant.
James Baldwin, 2007
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Don Quixote
A middle-aged Spaniard, impressed by the fantasy he finds in books, sets off with his servant to revive the age of chivalry.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1998
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The female Quixote; or, The adventures of Arabella
Charlotte Lennox. CHAPTER III. Which treats of a consolatory visit, and other grave matters. Arabella, being then awakened from her slumber, was indulging her grief by complaints, which her women were so used to hear, that they never ...
Charlotte Lennox, 1820
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The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote
art adored.' To all this apostrophe Don Quixote answered not a word ; but, heaving a profound sigh, laid himself along in his bed, and thanked their graces for this instance of their concern ; not that he was afraid of such a cattish, enchanting, ...
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1811
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Adventures of Don Quixote
An abridged version of the adventures of a Spanish country gentleman, considered mad, and his companion, who set out as knights of old to right wrongs and punish evil.
Argentina Palacios, 1999
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Meditations on Quixote
In Meditations on Quixote, Jose Ortega y Gasset presents a powerful case for integrating literature into experience.
José Ortega y Gasset, Julián Marías, 1961
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Don Quixote
A middle-aged Spaniard, impressed by the fantasy he finds in books, sets off with his servant to revive the age of chivalry.
‎2004
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The Romantic Approach to Don Quixote: A Critical History of ...
Clarifies the complex reasons that led Spaniards to see Don Quixote as a symbol of their cultural history and identity.
Anthony J. Close, 1978
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Don Quixote, which was a Dream
Facing the trauma of an abortion, a young woman mentally escapes by setting out on a series of adventures as Don Quixote Kathy Acker's Don Quixote is an indomitable woman on a formidable quest: to become a knight and defeat the evil ...
Kathy Acker, 1989
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Don Quixote Among the Saracens: A Clash of Genres and ...
Frederick A. de Armas unravels an essential mystery of one of world literature's best known figures: why Quixote sets out to revive knight errantry, and why he comes to feel at home only among the Moorish ‘Saracens,’ a people whom ...
Frederick A. de Armas, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUIXOTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Quixote is used in the context of the following news items.
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Spain reburies Cervantes, nearly 400 years after Don Quixote
Ana Botella speaks at the reburial of Miguel de Cervantes. The plaque reads: 'Time is brief, anxieties grow, hopes diminish and, with this, I carry out my life with ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Terry Gilliam to finally make his Don Quixote movie as part of …
Terry Gilliam has been talking about making a Don Quixote movie forever—or at least since the 1990s. In 1998, he went into production in Spain with Johnny ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jun 15»
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'Don Quixote': At Kennedy Center, the Royal Ballet flirts with greatness
Lovers' attempts to thwart parental disapproval are old news in the theater, from “Romeo and Juliet” to “Fiddler on the Roof.” The ballet “Don Quixote” tells that ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Is Jacksonville's Don Quixote a superhero or super pest?
In Quixote's tilting-at-windmills world, it was understood that this 17th century gentleman had lost his mind and his medieval enemies were imaginary. «Washington Times, May 15»
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Author: Cervantes' 'Don Quixote' Has Become A Handbook For Life
But even if the bones don't prove to be real, Cervantes will always be remembered as the famous author of Don Quixote, a sad but funny novel about a ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
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Apparent Remains of Don Quixote Writer Cervantes Found
Spain said this week it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years ... «Discovery News, Mar 15»
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Burial site of 'Don Quixote' author Miguel de Cervantes confirmed
(CNN) "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd," wrote Miguel de Cervantes, the Shakespeare of Spain. And the quest to find his remains ... «CNN, Mar 15»
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I Am Don Quixote, Why Aren't You?
Don Quixote is one of, if not the most, enduring story of all time, and probably the first time the modern version of what we call a novel was created. Miguel de ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
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Archaeologists find casket with Don Quixote author's initial
Four centuries after the writer of Don Quixote died, experts have been trying to locate his remains in the hope of establishing an official burial site that would ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 15»
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Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for grave of Don Quixote
The author of “Don Quixote” was buried in 1616 at the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in Madrid's historic Barrio de las Letras, or Literary Quarter, but the ... «National Post, Jan 15»

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