bu

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English[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

bu

  1. bushel, a unit of weight or dry measure

Anagrams[edit]


Acehnese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. rice
  2. food in general
    Ka lheuh pajôh bu?
    Have you eaten yet?

Aiwoo[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. night

References[edit]


Amanab[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • John R. Roberts, Namia and Amanab Grammar Essentials (1992, SIL)

Amasi[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. dog (canine)

References[edit]

  • Africana Marburgensia (1973)

Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this)[1] Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆(bu, this).

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

bu

  1. this, these
    Bu uşaqlar məktəbə gedirlər.These kids are going to school.
    Mən bu uşağın atası deyiləm.I am not the father of this child.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used as a determiner modifying nouns, bu is not declined for case and number, as opposed to when it is used as a pronoun (see below).

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. this
    Bunu bura kim gətirib?Who brought this here?.
    Ya bunlarla əməkdaşlıq etmək lazımdır, ya onlarla. Hamısı ilə yox.We should collaborate either with these or with those. Not with all.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “**bu(-n)”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill

Bukawa[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • William Eckermann, A Descriptive Grammar of the Bukawa Language of the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea (2007)

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. this

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bōs, bovem.

Noun[edit]

bu m (plural buč)

  1. ox

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. imperative of bue

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu m (feminine singular bue, masculine plural bus, feminine plural bues)

  1. past participle of boire
    J'ai bu deux verres de vin. - I have drunk two glasses of wine.
    As-tu bu? - Have you been drinking?

Gresi[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese vós. Cognates with Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. you (second person singular).

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of ibu.

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. (slightly informal, between two speakers) mam

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese [Term?]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

bu m (invariable)

  1. A unit of length equal to 1.818 metres ()
  2. A unit or area equal to 3.306 metres2 ()
  3. A tenth (decimal) ()

Jabem[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • Otto Dempwolff's Grammar of the Jabêm Language in New Guinea (published 2005)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kapauri[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Kemtuik[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. second-person singular passive of byś
  2. third-person singular passive of byś

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. mother

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bu

  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.

Mekwei[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Mlap[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Nimboran[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. past participle of baithe

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse búð, akin to English booth

Noun[edit]

bu f (definite singular bua, indefinite plural buer, definite plural buene)

  1. booth, stall, small storage room or building

Etymology 2[edit]

From Danish bo, from Old Norse búa (to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip), cognate with Old English būan, English buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (whence German bauen).

Verb[edit]

bu (imperative bu, present tense bur, past tense budde, past participle budd or butt, present participle buande)

  1. to live (have permanent residence), stay
  2. to be, to dwell, to be in
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

“bu” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu m (oblique plural bus, nominative singular bus, nominative plural bu)

  1. chest; thorax

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bu)

Pa[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. (woman's) breast

References[edit]

  • transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Shaw (1973) and Shaw (1986)
  • Possible Cognates Between Kamula and Pa, chart 10, page 16, in Papers in New Guinea Linguistics, issues 17-20 (1990)

Pangutaran Sama[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. fur

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bu

  1. An onomatopoeic interjection imitating the sound of crying, usually written with two or more 'u's.

Portuguese[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bu!

  1. boo (loud exclamation intended to scare someone)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. past tense of is

Sentani[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu (Cyrillic spelling бу)

  1. (Kajkavian) third-person singular future form of biti.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bu

  1. boo; a loud exclamation intended to scare someone, usually a child.
  2. boo; an exclamation used to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.

Tabla[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Tarao[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. rice

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish بو(bu, this), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (bu, this), from Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this). Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆(bu, this).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. this
    Bu bir evThis is a house.
    Bunu sevmedim.I did not like this.
    Bunlar benim kitaplarım.these are my books.

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Uzbek[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bu (Cyrillic spelling бу)

  1. this (demonstrative pronoun used to indicate a thing in the immediate vicinity of the speaker)
    Bu eshik.
    This is a door. / This door.

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu (, )

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to assemble, to gather into one place

Derived terms[edit]


Wakhi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *dvu, related to Tajik ду (du).

Numeral[edit]

bu

  1. two

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /bɨː/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /biː/

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. third-person singular preterite of bod

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bu fu mu unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu f (definite singular bua, definite plural buen)

  1. (childish) ghost; nuisance, harm
    bua i feingren
    some sort of nuisance in the fingers

Woi[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. knee