хто

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Belarusian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъto, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos-tod, (compare *kʷis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

хто (xto)

  1. who

Pronoun[edit]

хто (xto)

  1. who (relative pronoun)
  2. who (interrogative pronoun)

Declension[edit]


Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Ukrainian хто (xto).

Conjunction[edit]

хто (xto)

  1. (colloquial, nonstandard, Ukraine, Belarus, South Russia) who, non-standard form of кто (kto)

Pronoun[edit]

хто (xto)

  1. (colloquial, nonstandard, Ukraine, Belarus, South Russia) who, non-standard form of кто (kto)
    Ну хто тебе́ тако́е сказа́л?!
    Nu xto tebé takóje skazál?!
    Who on earth told you this?!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is typical for Surzhyk or Balachka regionalisms.
  • Seldom used in writing, only to convey the actual pronunciation of people, e.g. the accent of Don or Kuban Cossacks.

Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъto, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos-tod, (compare *kʷis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

хто (xto)

  1. who

Pronoun[edit]

хто (xto)

  1. who (relative pronoun)
  2. who (interrogative pronoun)