dat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Representing a colloquial pronunciation of that, likely from African American vernacular.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Adverb[edit]

dat ‎(not comparable)

  1. (slang or dialectal or nonstandard) that

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dat, from Old Dutch that, from Proto-Germanic *þat, neuter form of Proto-Germanic *sa. Compare German das, English that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. that (neuter); referring to a thing or a person further away.
    dat huis
    that house
    dat kind
    that child

Declension[edit]

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze deze dit deze
Distal die die dat die
Possessive diens dier diens dier


Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that, that there
    Wat is dat?
    What is that?
  2. (relative) who, which, that
    Ik ken een meisje dat dat kan.
    I know a girl who can do that.
  3. (exophoric) that, those (regardless of gender and number)
    Dat is een man.
    That is a man.
    Dat zijn mannen.
    Those are men.

Usage notes[edit]

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart daar. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.

A preceding comma may alter the meaning of a clause starting with a relative pronoun. Compare the following sentences:

  • Het boek dat wit was, gaf ik terug
    I returned the book that was white. (specifically the white book, not another)
  • Het boek, dat wit was, gaf ik terug
    I returned the book, which was white. (it happened to be white)

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that
    Ik zag dat het goed was.
    I saw that it was good.

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

dat n ‎(definite article)

  1. the
    • Dat huus was trechtmakt.
    The house was finished.

Adjective[edit]

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Ik mag dat book.
    I like that book.
    ...un dat schapp, weck ümmer leddig was.
    ...and that cabinet, which was always empty.

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (demonstrative) that

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. (relative) which, that

Usage notes[edit]

  • Use as a relative pronoun may not exist in all dialects.

Synonyms[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Low German and West Central German (Ripuarian, Rhine Franconian) form of standard das. Adopted from the dialects into colloquial standard German.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

dat

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Alternative form of das
    Gibste mir ma’ dat Wasser?
    Could you pass me the water?

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Alternative form of das
    Dat weiß ich nich'.
    I don't know that.

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Alternative form of dass
    Ich glaub, dat der 'n bisschen übertreibt.
    I believe that he's exaggerating a little.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although found in the native dialects throughout northern and western Germany, the near-exclusive use of dat in colloquial standard German is most typical of the West (chiefly North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate). It is also heard in some parts of northern and north-eastern Germany, e.g. in and around Berlin, where the forms dat and das are used in free variation. In Berlin, the form dit (local form of this) often has replaced dat.

References[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

dat n ‎(definite article)

  1. the
    dat Huusthe house

Adjective[edit]

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Ik mag dat Book.
    I like that book.

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that
    Sęd ik, dat ik Kauken hęw?
    Did I say that I have cake?

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Kick di dat an!
    [Would you] look at that!

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. (relative) which, that
    dat Schipp, dat wi sailt hębben
    the ship that we have sailed

Usage notes[edit]

  • Use as a relative pronoun may not exist in all dialects.

Synonyms[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin datus.

Noun[edit]

dat m ‎(plural dac)

  1. data
  2. fact

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

dat

  1. rafsi of drata.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dat

  1. supine of daś

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German that, dat, a northern variety of daz, from Proto-Germanic *þat. Compare Dutch dat, Limburgish dat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat n ‎(unstressed d')

  1. neuter singular of deen

Declension[edit]

Luxembourgish definite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. deen (den) déi (d') dat (d') déi (d')
dative deem (dem) där (der) deem (dem) deen (den)

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch that, from Proto-Germanic *þat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dat n

  1. that, that one

Determiner[edit]

dat n

  1. that
  2. the

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: dat, het (the article)

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English that.

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. that

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þat.

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. (dated, dialectal) it; succeeded by det
    Dat varte ikkje lenge.
    It did not last long.
  2. (dated, dialectal) that; succeeded by det
    Dat vil eg ikkje segja deg.
    I will not tell you that.

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Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

dat

  1. tooth

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Past participle of da, corresponding to Latin datus.

Verb[edit]

dat (past participle of da)

  1. given
    mi-a dat cartea - he gave me the book

Declension[edit]

See also nedat

Tolai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • da (when preceding a verb)

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. First-person inclusive plural pronoun: you (many) and I, you (many) and me

Declension[edit]



Volapük[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. so that

West Frisian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dat

  1. that (neuter gender)

Pronoun[edit]

dat

  1. that

Conjunction[edit]

dat

  1. that