sou

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French sou.

Noun[edit]

sou (plural sous)

  1. An old French copper coin.
  2. (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. preterite of sal; would, should

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of ser
  2. second-person plural imperative form of ser

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin solidus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou m (plural sous)

  1. sou (old French coin)
  2. (chiefly in the plural sous, colloquial) money; cash
    Tu peux me prêter des sous ?
    Can you lend me some cash?
  3. (Quebec, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
    Ça va être six piastres et vingt-cinq sous, s'il te plaît.
    That'll be six dollars and twenty-five cents, please.

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Preposition[edit]

sou

  1. on
  2. about, concerning

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sou

  1. rōmaji reading of そう

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sou

  1. Alternative form of esou

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sou (Zhuyin ㄙㄡ˙)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sòu.

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.

Old Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suum.

Adjective[edit]

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. his, her, its, their

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (nonstandard)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ser
    • 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 589:
      Sou excepcionalmente famoso.
      I am exceptionally famous.