guai

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See also: guài, gùai, guaì, guāi, and guǎi

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹 (wai, woe!), from Proto-Germanic *wai. Compare Latin vae, which likewise descends from Proto-Indo-European *wai.

Interjection[edit]

guai!

  1. woe!
    Synonym: ai

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Spanish guay.

Adjective[edit]

guai (masculine and feminine plural guais)

  1. (slang) cool, terrific
    Synonyms: collonut, fantàstic, súper

Further reading[edit]

  • “guai” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From guaio, from Proto-Germanic *wai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

guai

  1. woe!

Noun[edit]

guai m pl

  1. plural of guaio (trouble)

Further reading[edit]

  • guai in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams[edit]


Iu Mien[edit]

Adjective[edit]

guai 

  1. clever, smart, intelligent

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

guai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぐあい

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

guai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of guāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of guǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of guài.

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.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹 (wai, woe), from Proto-Germanic *wai, both from Proto-Indo-European *wai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

guai

  1. (obsolete) woe! (expresses grief)
    Synonym: ai

Further reading[edit]