tu

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin .

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. (second-person singular pronoun) you
Related terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare tru.

Preposition[edit]

tu

  1. in
  2. into
Synonyms[edit]

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin .

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you (second-person singular pronoun)

Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

tu

  1. forest; thicket

Verb[edit]

tu

  1. to spit (out)

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

tu m

  1. side

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you (singular); thou
  2. one (singular) (impersonal)

Declension[edit]

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tu

  1. (informal) here

Synonyms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. Feminine accusative singular of ten

External links[edit]

  • tu in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • tu in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

tu (plural tuwo)

  1. gun

Verb[edit]

tu

  1. to build
  2. to close
  3. to crush
  4. to grind
  5. to meet
  6. to untie

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tu, from Latin tu, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu (second person singular, possessive adjective ton)

  1. you (singular); thou

Inflection[edit]

  • Nominative: tu
  • Emphatic: toi
  • Oblique: te

Usage notes[edit]

  • When more pronouns are included in the same sentence, it is considered impolite to say the pronoun je first, it must be the last one, and tu must be said after a third person (this applies also for toi and moi):
    • Nous irons, Rose, toi et moi, "Rose, you and I will go".

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • vous (plural form and polite singular form)
  • t' (proclitic form)

Verb[edit]

tu m (feminine tue, masculine plural tus, feminine plural tues)

  1. past participle of taire

Particle[edit]

tu

  1. (Quebec, informal) question marker
    C'est-tu possible ?
    Is it possible ?

Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tu, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you

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Gaulish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. you (singular); thou

Inflection[edit]

Number Singular Plural
Nominative suīs
Accusative te suīs
Genitive tou suesron
Dative toi umē
Ablative te ume
Instrumental toi  ?
Locative toi umē

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tu

  1. Imperative singular of tun.

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you (singular, informal), thou

Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin and common Romance tu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu (second person singular)

  1. you (singular); thou

Inflection[edit]

subject tu
object te
reflexive te
possessive tu, tue

Determiner[edit]

tu

  1. (possessive) your

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tu, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu (second person singular)

  1. you (singular); thou

Inflection[edit]

nominative tu
prepositional te
object, reflexive ti
possessive il tuo, la tua, i tuoi, le tue;
tuo, tua, tuoi, tue (see your for more information)

See also[edit]

  • Lei (polite singular form)
  • Loro (polite plural form)
  • voi (plural and polite singular form)

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Compare Persian تو (to), Pashto ته (), Avestan 𐬙𐬏𐬨 (tūm).

Pronoun[edit]

tu (second person singular)

  1. you (singular); thou

Related forms[edit]

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *tū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂ or *tū. Cognates include Ancient Greek σύ (), Sanskrit त्वम् (tvám), Old English þū, Old Persian 𐎬𐎺𐎶 (tuvam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(second person singular, possessive adjective tuus)

  1. you (singular); thou
    tuī pudet.
    I am ashamed of you.

Quotations[edit]

Inflection[edit]

Irregular declension

Number Singular Plural
nominative vōs
genitive tuī vestrī, vestrum
dative tibi vōbīs
accusative vōs
ablative vōbīs
vocative vōs

Usage notes[edit]

When used in the plural genitive, vestrī is used when it is the object of an action, especially when used with a gerund or gerundive. When used in such a construction, the gerund or gerundive takes on the masculine genitive singular. Vestrum is used as a partitive genitive, used in constructions such as (one of you).

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *tū, Proto-Indo-European *túh₂, *tū, *tu, genitive *tewe, dative *toy, *tebʰ(y)e, accusative *t(w)e. The Latvian tevis comes from *tevens, with an -en-increased form showing an additional s by analogy with other genitive plurals. The dative form was originally closer to Old Prussian tebbei; the current form tev has v due to influence from other declension forms, and the ending was reduced. The accusative tevi comes from *teven, with n by analogy to the accusative form of other words. The locative tevī was formed by analogy with i-stem nouns. Cognates include Lithuanian , Old Prussian , thu, toū, thou, tau, Sudovian tu, Old Church Slavonic, Russian, Belarusian ты (ty), Ukrainian, Bulgarian ти (ti),Czech, Polish ty, Gothic 𐌸𐌿 (þu), Old Norse, Old High German þū, Old English ðu, German du, English thou, Old Irish , Hittite zik, zikka (from *tega, from *te + *egō), -du- (to you) (from *tu), Sanskrit त्वम् (tvám), Avestan [script?] (), Ancient Greek (Doric) τύ (), (Ionic) σύ (), Latin , Tocharian A tu, Tocharian B twe, tuwe, Ossetian ду (du), ды (dy).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

tu (personal, 2nd person singular)

  1. (informal in the singular) you; (dated) thou; second person pronoun, referring to the addressee
    vai tu nāksi man līdzi? — are you coming with me?
    pieder tautai, tad tauta piederēs tev! — belong to the people, and then the people will belong to you!
    būt uz tu ar kādu — to be on intimate terms (lit. to be on thou) with someone
  2. (in the expression “ak tu...”) used to strengthen the meaning of a word or expression
    “ak tu to skaļo gaiļa rīkli!” māte priecājas — “oh you loud rooster throat!” mother said happily
    ak tu mūžs! cūka izlauzusies no aizgalda! — ah (you) life! the pig escaped from the pen!

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The form tavs is a possessive pronoun ('your'), while tevis is a true genitive form ('of you'). The dative form tevim is used only optionally, with prepositions.

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “tu” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *tū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. (second-person singular, informal) you

Declension[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

tu (rafsi tuf, selma'o {{{semla'o}}})

  1. that over there; something distant from both speaker and listener

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tu

  1. accusative feminine singular of ten

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of itu, from Proto-Malayic *(i)tu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)tu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)Cu.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tu

  1. that (what is being indicated)

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. that (that thing)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. 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.

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tu

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English too.

Adverb[edit]

tu

  1. too
  2. very

Etymology 2[edit]

From English two.

Numeral[edit]

tu

  1. two

Novial[edit]

Particle[edit]

tu

  1. to

Usage notes[edit]

  • Put in front of a verb to make it infinitive.

Pronoun[edit]

tu (accusative tum)

  1. (demonstrative) that (which is genderless)

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Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin tu

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you (second-person singular subject pronoun)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic. Etymon of Modern English two and cognate with Swedish två. Also related to the Romance cognates: French deux, Spanish dos and Latin duo; the Hellenic: Greek δύο (dýo); and the Slavic: Russian два (dva).

Cardinal number[edit]

tu

  1. neuter of tweġen

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (you), from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂ (you).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. thou, you (singular second person pronoun)

Descendants[edit]

+/-
  • Fala: tu
  • Galician: tu
  • Portuguese: tu

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. here

Synonyms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • tu” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tu/
  • Hyphenation: tu

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese tu, from Latin (you), from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂ (you).

Pronoun[edit]

tu (second person singular, possessive adjective of masculine teu, possessive adjective of feminine tua)

  1. (Portugal, non-formal) you (singular second person pronoun)
  2. (Brazil, archaic, ,, literary or regional) you (singular second person pronoun)

Usage notes[edit]

  • tu has fallen out of use in various regions of Brazil, including most of the Southeast and the Center-west, where “você” has taken its place. It’s still very commonly used in various regions of the country though, such as most of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, parts of Paraná, Rio de Janeiro city and most of of the Northeast and North regions. It should be noted that, in Rio de Janeiro, the pronoun is frequently employed interchangeably with você. Despite the media's preference for "você", the usage of "tu" seems to have been gaining ground throughout the last few decades ine Rio (see [1], a linguistic research on the topic in Portuguese), being most frequent among youngsters.
  • According to grammars, tu should always take second person singular verbs, as is the case in Portugal and some parts of Brazil. However, in many Brazilian dialects which employ tu, it now takes third person singular verbs, like você.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (second person singular pronoun): o senhor (Brazil, formal), você (formal in Portugal, informal in Brazil), vossa mercê (formal, archaic), vosmecê (formal, obsolete)

See also[edit]

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Objective
(direct object)
Objective
(indirect object)
Prepositional Prepositional
with com
Non-declining
m f m f m and f m f m f m f
Singular First eu me mim comigo
Second tu te ti contigo você
o senhor a senhora
Third ele ela o
(lo, no)
a
(la, na)
lhe ele ela com ele com ela o mesmo a mesma
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco vocês
os senhores as senhoras
Third eles elas os
(los, nos)
as
(las, nas)
lhes eles elas com eles com elas os mesmos as mesmas
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Indefinite se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)

Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

tu (personal)

  1. you (singular)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin , from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you, thou (second-person singular)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish .

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you (singular, informal)

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The more usual form today is thu, while tu is the form used in certain constructions, for instance in the conditional tense.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tu (Cyrillic spelling ту)

  1. there
  2. here

Related terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Croatia) tuj

Sicilian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tu (second person singular)

  1. you (informal); thou

Inflection[edit]

nominative tu
prepositional tia
object, reflexive ti

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

  1. here, in this place

Synonyms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tuum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tu/
  • Homophones: (you)
  • Rhymes: -u

Adjective[edit]

tu (second person singular possessive of singular, of plural tus)

  1. (before the noun) apocopic form of tuyo your

Usage notes[edit]

The forms tu and tus are only used before and within the noun phrase of the modified noun. In other positions, a form of tuyo is used instead:

Son tus libros. — “[They] are your books.”
Son los libros tuyos. — “[They] are your books.” (“...the books of yours.”)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (parts of Central and South America) su
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Sranan Tongo[edit]

Number[edit]

tu

  1. (cardinal) two

Swahili[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tu

  1. only

Swedish[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tu

  1. (archaic, cardinal) two

Synonyms[edit]

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Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Cognate with Tocharian B tuwe.

Pronoun[edit]

tu

  1. you

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English two.

Numeral[edit]

tu

  1. two
Usage notes[edit]

Used when counting; see also tupela.

Etymology 2[edit]

From English too

Adverb[edit]

tu

  1. too; also; as well
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:15 (translation here):
      God i mekim kamap tupela bikpela lait. Bikpela em san bilong givim lait long de, na liklik em mun bilong givim lait long nait. Na God i mekim kamap ol sta tu.
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[2], ISBN 0-8248-1672-2, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.


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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tu

  1. Title of nobility

Verb[edit]

tu

  1. to meditate

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