dat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Representing a colloquial pronunciation of that, likely from African American vernacular.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Adverb[edit]

dat (not comparable)

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dat, from Old Dutch that, from Proto-Germanic *þat, neuter form of Proto-Germanic *sa. Compare German das, English that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. that (neuter); referring to a thing or a person further away.
    dat huis
    that house
    dat kind
    that child

Declension[edit]

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine/feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze dit deze
Distal die dat die


Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that, that there
    Wat is dat?
    What is that?
  2. (relative) who, which, that
    Ik ken een meisje dat dat kan.
    I know a girl who can do that.
  3. (exophoric) that, those (regardless of gender and number)
    Dat is een man.
    That is a man.
    Dat zijn mannen.
    Those are men.

Usage notes[edit]

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart daar. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.

A preceding comma may alter the meaning of a clause starting with a relative pronoun. Compare the following sentences:

  • Het boek dat wit was, gaf ik terug
    I returned the book that was white. (specifically the white book, not another)
  • Het boek, dat wit was, gaf ik terug
    I returned the book, which was white. (it happened to be white)

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that
    Ik zag dat het goed was.
    I saw that it was good.

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

dat n (definite article)

  1. the
    • Dat huus was trechtmakt.
    The house was finished.

Adjective[edit]

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Ik mag dat book.
    I like that book.
    ...un dat schapp, weck ümmer leddig was.
    ...and that cabinet, which was always empty.

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (demonstrative) that

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. (relative) which, that

Usage notes[edit]

  • Use as a relative pronoun may not exist in all dialects.

Synonyms[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Low German and West Central German form of standard das, taken over into colloquial standard German.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (colloquial, nonstandard) Alternative form of das
    Dat weiß ich nich'.
    I don't know that.
  2. (colloquial, nonstandard) Alternative form of dass
    Ich glaub, dat der 'n bisschen übertreibt.
    I believe that he's exaggerating a little.

Usage notes[edit]

Although found in the native dialects throughout northern and western Germany, the use of dat in colloquial standard German is most typical of the west (chiefly North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate). It is also heard in some parts of northern and north-eastern Germany, e.g. in and around Berlin. In all these regions, the forms dat and das are used in free variation.

References[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

dat n (definite article)

  1. the
    dat Huusthe house

Adjective[edit]

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Ik mag dat Book.
    I like that book.

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that
    Sęd ik, dat ik Kauken hęw?
    Did I say that I have cake?

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Kick di dat an!
    [Would you] look at that!

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. (relative) which, that
    dat Schipp, dat wi sailt hębben
    the ship that we have sailed

Usage notes[edit]

  • Use as a relative pronoun may not exist in all dialects.

Synonyms[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin datus.

Noun[edit]

dat m (plural dac)

  1. data
  2. fact

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

dat

  1. rafsi of drata.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German that, dat, a northern variety of daz, from Proto-Germanic *þat. Compare Dutch dat, Limburgish dat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat n (unstressed d')

  1. neuter form of deen

Declension[edit]

Luxembourgish definite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. deen (den) déi (d') dat (d') déi (d')
dative deem (dem) där (der) deem (dem) deen (den)

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch that, from Proto-Germanic *þat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. that, that one

Determiner[edit]

dat n

  1. that
  2. the

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: dat, het (the article)

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English that.

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. that

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þat.

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (dated, dialectal) it; succeeded by det
    Dat varte ikkje lenge.
    It did not last long.
  2. (dated, dialectal) that; succeeded by det
    Dat vil eg ikkje segja deg.
    I will not tell you that.

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Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

dat

  1. tooth

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Past participle of da, corresponding to Latin datus.

Verb[edit]

dat (past participle of da)

  1. given
    mi-a dat cartea - he gave me the book

Declension[edit]

See also nedat

Tolai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • da (when preceding a verb)

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. First-person inclusive plural pronoun: you (many) and I, you (many) and me

Declension[edit]



Volapük[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. so that

West Frisian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. that (neuter gender)

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. that

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that