tai

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Thai ไทย (thai).

Noun[edit]

tai n (genitive singular tais, uncountable)

  1. Thai language

Synonyms[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic (compare Hawaiian kai (salt water), Maori tai (sea), Rapa Nui tai (sea)), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare Chamorro tasi (sea), Indonesian tasik (lake), Malay tasik (lake)).

Noun[edit]

tai

  1. coast
  2. sea-shore

Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

tai

  1. (coordinating; in affirmative clauses) or:
    Sinä tai minä.
    You or me.
    Tajusin rakastuneeni, halusin tai en.
    I realised I'd fallen in love, whether I wanted to or not.

Usage notes[edit]

While it is often said that tai is to be used in affirmative clauses and vai is to be used in question clauses, a more precise difference is that tai is an inclusive or, while vai is an exclusive or. For instance, while Söitkö sinä leivän tai hedelmät? and Söitkö sinä leivän vai hedelmät? are both correct. The former asks in a yes or no question if you ate either bread or fruit or no, while the latter asks which you ate, the bread, or the fruit.

Synonyms[edit]

  • eli (archaic)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tai

  1. rōmaji reading of たい
  2. rōmaji reading of タイ

Latgalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Lithuanian taip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tai

  1. so, in this way, in that way

Particle[edit]

tai

  1. yes, that's right

Synonyms[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tai

  1. to that; dative singular feminine form of tas
  2. in that; locative singular masculine form of tas
  3. in that; locative singular feminine form of tas

Lithuanian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tai

  1. this

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

tai

  1. (sumti tcita: x1-sumti modal of tamsmi) resembling, as a form of, like (can be used to create metaphors)
    ku'i na'e se zanru tai tu'a lo lidne (le cmalu noltru)
    But it wasn't approved, like the others.
    mi co'a sanli fi lo mi jamfu tai lo nu da'i mi se lindi (le cmalu noltru)
    I then stood on my feet, thunderstruck (metaphorically).

Rafsi[edit]

tai

  1. rafsi of tarmi.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tài.

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.

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian (compare Hawaiian kai (salt water), Rapa Nui tai (sea)), from Proto-Oceanic (compare Fijian tai (coast)), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare Chamorro tasi (sea), Indonesian tasik (lake), Malay tasik (lake)).

Noun[edit]

tai

  1. sea

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Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian (compare Hawaiian kai (salt water), Rapa Nui tai (sea)), from Proto-Oceanic (compare Fijian tai (coast)), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare Chamorro tasi (sea), Indonesian tasik (lake), Malay tasik (lake)).

Noun[edit]

tai

  1. sea

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tai

  1. first-person singular present tense form of tăia.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of tăia.
  3. second-person singular present tense form of tăia.
  4. second-person singular subjunctive form of tăia.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

tai (needs class)

  1. eagle

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tai

  1. ear

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tai m pl

  1. plural form of

Verb[edit]

tai

  1. (colloquial) third-person singular conditional of bod (used after pe (if), which can also be omitted)
    (pe) tai hi’n hapus ― if she were happy

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tai dai nhai thai