кой

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Adyghe[edit]

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кой (koj)

  1. village

Bulgarian[edit]

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кой (kojm (interrogative)

  1. who, which (one) (used to ask about the identity of one or more people or things.)
    Кой го направи?
    Koj go napravi?
    Who did it?
    Коя е тази жена?
    Koja e tazi žena?
    Who is that woman?
    Кого питаш?
    Kogo pitaš?
    Who are you asking?
    С кого разговарям?
    S kogo razgovarjam?
    Who am I talking to?
    Кои от пациентите се възстановиха?
    Koi ot pacientite se vǎzstanoviha?
    Which of the patients have recovered?
    Кое искаш?
    Koe iskaš?
    Which one do you want?
    Кому да благодаря?
    Komu da blagodarja?
    Who should I thank?
  2. (as a determiner) which, what
    Кой човек би направил подобно нещо?
    Koj čovek bi napravil podobno nešto?
    What person would do such a thing?
    Коя жена би се омъжила за него?
    Koja žena bi se omǎžila za nego?
    What woman would marry him?
    Кое яйце е по-тежко?
    Koe jajce e po-težko?
    Which egg is heavier?
    На кой стол седеше?
    Na koj stol sedeše?
    Which chair was she sitting on?
  3. (as a conjunction) who, which, what (used to introduce a noun or an adjectival clause.)
    Не зная кой ще дойде.
    Ne znaja koj šte dojde.
    I don't know who will come.
    Чудя се от кого беше писмото.
    Čudja se ot kogo beše pismoto.
    I wonder who the letter was from.
    Не можеха да решат коя песен да пуснат.
    Ne možeha da rešat koja pesen da pusnat.
    They couldn't decide which song to play.
    Попитах ги през кои градове са минали.
    Popitah gi prez koi gradove sa minali.
    I asked them what towns they went through.
    Решението, кого да поканим, беше трудно.
    Rešenieto, kogo da pokanim, beše trudno.
    The decision who to invite was a difficult one.
    Изтръпвам при мисълта, кой би могъл да направи подобно нещо.
    Iztrǎpvam pri misǎlta, koj bi mogǎl da napravi podobno nešto.
    I shudder at the thought who could do such a thing.

Usage notes[edit]

The accusative, dative and prepositional forms are used only when кой is on its own (not in front of a noun) and refers to a person. The dative form is dated and is replaced by на + the prepositional form (На кого да благодаря). In informal Bulgarian the nominative form is often used instead of the accusative and prepositional ones (Кой питаш, с кой разговарям). This usage is not considered standard.

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Kyrgyz[edit]

Noun[edit]

кой (koy)

  1. sheep

Russian[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

кой (koj)

  1. (antiquated, literary) how, which, who, what
    в ко́и-то ве́ки — once in a very long time
    до ко́их пор?how long?
    из ко́их — of which; of whom
    на кой чёрт? — what the hell for?
    ни в ко́ей ме́ре —'not in the least
    ни в ко́ем ра́зеnot on your nelly
    ни в ко́ем слу́чае — on no account; by no means
    ни ко́им о́бразом — there is no way

Usage notes[edit]

Now only found in a few set phrases and expressions.

Declension[edit]

Masc. sg. Fem. sg. Neut. sg. Plural
nominative ко́й ко́я ко́е ко́и
genitive ко́его ко́ей ко́его ко́их
dative ко́ему ко́ей ко́ему ко́им
accusative ко́й, ко́его ко́ю ко́е ко́и, ко́их
instrumental ко́им ко́ей, ко́ею ко́им ко́ими
prepositional о ко́ем о ко́ей о ко́ем о ко́их

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