li

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin ().

Noun[edit]

li (plural li)

  1. A traditional Chinese unit of distance, now standardized to 500 metres.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin 市厘 ().

Noun[edit]

li (plural li)

  1. A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Mandarin ().

Noun[edit]

li (plural li)

  1. (Chinese philosophy) A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Mandarin ().

Noun[edit]

li (plural li)

  1. An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

li f

  1. smallpox

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin līnum.

Noun[edit]

li m

  1. flax

Catalan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

li (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. him, her, it (indirect object)

Declension[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

li m (uncountable)

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian lui, French lui, or Spanish le, plus the i of personal pronouns.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

li (accusative lin, possessive lia)

  1. (personal pronoun) he

Related terms[edit]

  • ili (they)

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

li m (plural lis)

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


Guernésiais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French li, from Vulgar Latin *illui, a Vulgar Latin dative of Classical Latin ille.

Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. him

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French lui.

Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. he
  2. him
  3. she
  4. her
  5. it

Etymology 2[edit]

From French lire.

Verb[edit]

li

  1.  To read

Ido[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. they

Interlingue[edit]

Article[edit]

li

  1. the

Istriot[edit]

Article[edit]

li

  1. masculine plural definite article
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Ti me pari oûna dea infra li dai,
      You seem to me a goddess among the gods,

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Homophone:

Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. them.

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Kurdish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

li

  1. in
    li Kurdistanê (in Kurdistan)
  2. li ser: on:
    li ser maseyê (on the table)


Livonian[edit]

Verb[edit]

li

  1. 2nd person singular imperative form of lǟdõ

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

li

  1. indicates that the next word is a number or mathematical expression used as a sumti

Usage notes[edit]

  • A sumti phrase begun with li ends with the elidable terminator lo'o unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator is elided).
  • The numerals following the li end with the elidable terminator boi (unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator is elided)).
  • In some instances, lo'o and boi may be interchangeable, yielding parsings with essentially the same structure.

Related terms[edit]


Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. (relative) who; that
    ir-raġel li seraq il-karozza
    the man who stole the car

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

li (Zhuyin ㄌㄧ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. Nonstandard spelling of .
  6. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French le, lui

Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. he, she, it (third-person singular personal pronoun)

See also[edit]


Michif[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French le.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

li m (feminine la, masculine and feminine plural lii)

  1. the

Miskito[edit]

Noun[edit]

li

  1. water

Niuatoputapu[edit]

Article[edit]

li

  1. the

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hlíð

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

li

  1. A sloping mountainside or hillside covered with grass or forest.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • “li” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • li” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Novial[edit]

Article[edit]

li

  1. the

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ille (that).

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

li

  1. the (masculine nominative singular and plural definite article)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. third-person singular indirect object pronoun; to him, to her, to it
Descendants[edit]

Polish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adverb[edit]

li (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) only

Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin

Noun[edit]

li n (indeclinable)

  1. li, Chinese unit of distance
  2. li, Chinese unit of weight
  3. li, a meaningful ceremony or ritual

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

li

  1. First-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of ler

Romanian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

li (dative form of ele; form of le)

  1. to them

Usage notes[edit]

This word is used when le (which is dative) is combined with the following accusatives:

  • îl (the accusative of el, contracted as li-l)
  • îi (the accusative of ei, contracted as li-i)
  • le (the accusative of ele)
  • se (the reflexive accusative of all third-person pronouns)

See also[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *li.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

li (Cyrillic spelling ли)

  1. question-forming interrogative particle (postpositive, unlike other particles, never first word in a sentence)
    poznaješ li me — do you know me?
    jesi li stigao na odredište? — did you reach the destination?
    jeste li ga vid(j)eli — have you seen him?
    gd(j)e li se samo nalazimo? — where could we be?
    kad li će doći? — when will he/they come?
    je li? — Is it? (Is that so? Isn't that so?)
  2. used as conjunction with da (not in Croatian, "da li" in any form is incorrect and should be replaced with "je li")
    da li — whether
    nemam pojma da li je došao — I have no idea whether he came (Croatian: "nemam pojma je li došao")
  3. (as a conjunction) if
    pokušaš li me napasti, ja ću ti uzvratitishould you try to attack me, I'll strike you back (when "li" is used in this sense, it is usually translated as a subjunctive form "should", and when "ako" is used, it is usually translated as "if" - ako me pokušaš napasti = if you try to attack me)
  4. used as an emphatic intensifier
    a sn(ijeg) pada li pada — the snow just keeps falling and falling...
    d(ij)ete plače li plače — the child just keeps crying and crying...

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illī or illae, nominative plurals of ille.

Article[edit]

li m f pl

  1. (definite) the

See also[edit]

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

Volapük[edit]

Particle[edit]

li

  1. Appended with a hyphen to a verb, it turns the entire clause it is in into a question.

Walloon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

l', el

Article[edit]

li m, f

  1. the (before a singular name)

Pronoun[edit]

li

  1. him, her, it (direct object, before verb)