zu

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Basque[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

zu

  1. you

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zuo, from Proto-Germanic *tō. Cognate to Old Saxon ; Dutch toe, tot, and te; English to.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tsuː/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /tsə/ (colloquial; generally only for the particle, that is before infinitives)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Preposition[edit]

zu (+ dative)

  1. to, towards.
    zum Bahnhof - "to the train station"
  2. along with; with
    Wasser zum Essen trinken - "to drink water with [one's] meal
  3. at, by, on.
    zu Hause - "at home"
  4. for, in order to.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (zu + dem) zum m, n
  • (zu + der) zur f

Particle[edit]

zu

  1. for; in order to; Used with infinitive of verbs.
    etwas zu essen - "something to eat"

Adverb[edit]

zu

  1. to, towards.
  2. closed, shut.
    Das Geschäft war zu. - "The shop was closed."
  3. too; excessively
    zu schnell - "too fast"

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zu

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of
  3. rōmaji reading of
  4. rōmaji reading of

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zu

  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.

Volapük[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

zu

  1. in addition