ru

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ruw.

Adjective[edit]

ru (attributive ruwe, comparative ruwer, superlative ruuste)

  1. rough

Breton[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ru

  1. red

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin rius, from Latin rīvus.

Noun[edit]

ru m (plural rus)

  1. (archaic) small stream

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ru

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

ru

  1. (pro-sumti) a distant (not so recent) sumti

Related terms[edit]


Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of eru, from Proto-Malayic *(h)Aru, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *(h)aru, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(q)aʀuhu.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ru (Jawi spelling رو)

  1. Alternative form of eru.

Synonyms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ru

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. 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.