prep (fml 文) in the capacity or characterof (sb/sth); as 以（某人[某事物]）的身分或特性; 作为
*I don't dislike sport qua sport I just think it's rather a waste of time. 我倒不是不喜欢运动本身--而是觉得有些浪费时间.
used to show you are talking about the basic nature or job of someone or something Money, qua money, cannot provide happiness.
→sine qua non