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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contractions.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

’s (clitic)

  1. Contraction of is.
    The dog’s running after me!
  2. Contraction of has.
    The dog’s been chasing the mail carrier again.
  3. (informal) Contraction of does (used only with the auxiliary meaning of does and only after interrogative words).
    What’s he do for a living?
    What’s it say?
    Where’s the n in Javanese come from?
  4. (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) are (used mainly after where, here, and there).
    Where’s the table tennis balls?

See also[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

’s (clitic)

  1. Contraction of us (found in the formula let’s which is used to form first-person plural imperatives).
    What are you guys waiting for? Let’s go!
  2. (Britain, dialect) Contraction of as (when it is (nonstandardly) used as a relative conjunction, or like a relative pronoun, meaning "that").
    All’s he wanted was to go home.

Catalan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

’s

  1. Contraction of se.

Declension[edit]


Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Article[edit]

's

  1. (Sette Comuni) the; definite article for two declensions:
    1. nominative singular neuter
    2. accusative singular neuter
Alternative forms[edit]
  • z (Luserna)

See also[edit]

Cimbrian definite articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative dar de / di 's / z de / di
Accusative in de / di 's / z de / di
Dative me dar me in

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

's

  1. (Sette Comuni) Alternative form of es (it)

References[edit]

  • “'s” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /s/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

A clitic form of des, the genitive of the masculine and neuter singular articles de and het.

Prefix[edit]

’s

  1. Used in ’s ochtends, ’s morgens, ’s middags, ’s avonds, ’s nachts, ’s zomers, and ’s winters.
  2. Used in place names as a shorthand for genitive des such as ’s-Gravenhage and ’s-Hertogenbosch indicating possession or origin.
  3. Used to construct a noun phrase which indicates a genitive (quality, possession or origin)
    ’s werelds beste reisbestemming — the world’s best travel destination
    ’s werelds mooiste zeereis — the world’s most beautiful sea voyage

Usage notes[edit]

’s is never capitalised, even before a proper noun or at the start of sentences. Instead, the following word is capitalised, as in 's Morgens regent het. (It rains in the morning.)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

's

  1. Clipping of eens.

German[edit]

Article[edit]

’s

  1. (chiefly colloquial or poetic) Contraction of das.

Pronoun[edit]

’s

  1. (chiefly colloquial or poetic) Contraction of es.

See also[edit]


Irish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

’s

  1. Contraction of is (and).

Particle[edit]

’s

  1. Contraction of is (is).

Noun[edit]

’s

  1. Contraction of a fhios (knowledge of it): only used in tá’s ag and similar constructions

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.

Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.
  2. Shortened form of agus.