ze

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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ze

  1. Eye dialect spelling of the (usually signifying a foreign accent, often French).
    • 1992, Tristan Jones, Adrift, page 257:
      Then one French-American sous-chef, still in his white kitchen gear, climbed down from the cockpit, where he had been inspecting the cabin, peering inside, murmuring, "wonderfool–wonderfool, ze workmansheep!"

Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

ze

  1. (neologism) they (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
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  • The genderqueer community are the primary proponents of ze. One refers to a person with ze and hir typically (a) when their gender is unknown, and one wishes to avoid assuming their gender, or (b) when they are neither male nor female in gender, making he and she (and also either/or terms like s/he or (s)he) inappropriate and potentially hurtful.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Gheg dialect word, of unclear origin.

Noun[edit]

ze f (indefinite plural ze, definite singular zeja, definite plural zejet)

  1. soul
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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ze

  1. from

Usage notes[edit]

This preposition is followed by the genitive case.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ze

  1. Unstressed form of zij

Usage notes[edit]

Ze is used for both subject (she, they) and object (them).

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Adverb[edit]

ze

  1. (following an imperative) break a leg, go get 'em, do well, good luck
    Werk ze vanavond!
    Good luck working tonight!


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ze

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Lojban[edit]

Lojban cardinal numbers
xa ze bi
    Cardinal : ze

Cmavo[edit]

ze (rafsi zel)

  1. (cardinal) seven

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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Preposition[edit]

ze

  1. Alternative form of z (both meanings; used before sibilants and certain consonant clusters)
    Stej bratš ze sotšu. ― They are brother and sister (lit. ‘brother with sister’).

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted form of zu (to)

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Adverb[edit]

ze

  1. too (more than enough; when unstressed, otherwise zu)
    De Kaffi ass ze waarm fir ze drénken.
    The coffee is too hot to drink.
  2. to (with a following infinitive, otherwise usually zu)
    De Kaffi ass ze waarm fir ze drénken.
    The coffee is too hot to drink.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ze

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. 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.

Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An alternative form of z.

Preposition[edit]

ze

  1. An alternative form of z. See usage notes for details.

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ze (definite accusative, plural zeler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

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Turkmen[edit]

Noun[edit]

ze (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkmen|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkmen|{{{2}}}]])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.