engkau

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay engkau, from Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

engkau

  1. (Borneo, Medan, informal) Second-person singular pronoun: you, your, yours

Synonyms[edit]

Indonesian informal second-person pronouns:


Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *i-kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *i-kaSu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

engkau (Jawi spelling اڠکاو‎)

  1. you, your

Usage notes[edit]

Largely used in poetry and songs, and informally between contemporary speakers, especially of the same gender, or with a tone of disapproval. Also used to address God (capitalized i.e. Engkau).

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