kad

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See also: kʼad, kád, and káď

Ido[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ka (often used before a consonant)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit कदा (kadā), Japanese (ka).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

kad

  1. whether, if
    Me dubitas kad il venos.
    I doubt whether he will come.
  2. used at the beginning of a sentence to turn it into a question
    Kad il amas me?
    Does he love me?

Latvian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kad

  1. when
  2. once

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷod.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kàd

  1. that
    manau, kad ji graži.
    I think that she is beautiful.
  2. when
  3. 'cause
  4. so as to, in order to

Synonyms[edit]


Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Finnish kade.

Adjective[edit]

kad

  1. envious

Noun[edit]

kad

  1. envy

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

kad

  1. rafsi of kandi.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English card

Noun[edit]

kad

  1. card (flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kogъda, a compound of *ko (from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos) and *gъda, genitive singular of *godъ (compare Old Church Slavonic годъ (godŭ, right time)), thus originally meaning "at what time".

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kȁd (Cyrillic spelling ка̏д)

  1. (interrogative, relative) when
    Kad ćeš doći?When will you come?
    Ne znam kad ću stići na sastanak.I don't know when I will arrive at the meeting.
    Vjetar je prestao puhati baš kad je počelo kišiti.
    The wind stopped blowing just when it began raining.
  2. if, if only
    Kad bih samo imao malo više slobodnog vremena.If only I had a little more free time.
  3. used in miscellaneous phrases relating to time
    kad godwhenever
    malo kadrarely (literally, “little when”)
    kad-tadsooner or later (literally, “when-then”)
    (t)ko zna kadwho knows when

Adverb[edit]

kȁd (Cyrillic spelling ка̏д)

  1. (informal, shortening of ikad) ever
    Jesi li kad bio u Beču?Have you ever been to Vienna?
  2. (informal, shortening of ponekad) sometimes
    Idem na posao kad tramvajem, kad autobusom.I go to work sometimes by tram, and sometimes by bus.
  3. used in miscellaneous phrases relating to time
    Nisam imao kad da ti se javim.I didn't have enough time to call you.
    Trebao sam već otići u trgovinu, a sad se samo nadam da ću imati kad.I should have gone to the shop already, but now I just hope I will have the time to.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (Croatia) gda

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kadъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kȃd m (Cyrillic spelling ка̑д)

  1. incense
Declension[edit]

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic, from Ancient Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kàd f (genitive kadí, nominative plural kadí)

  1. tub

Declension[edit]