kio

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ki- (interrogative and relative correlative prefix) + -o (correlative suffix of objects)

Pronoun[edit]

kio (plural kioj, accusative singular kion, accusative plural kiojn)

  1. what (the interrogative and relative correlative of objects)
  2. which
    Mi daŭrigis mian laboron, ĝis kiam iu knabo aŭ virino diris "bagus, bagus", kio signifas "tre bela".
    I continued my work, until some boy or woman said "bagus, bagus", which means "very pretty".

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like other correlatives of objects, and unlike English what, kio always functions as a noun, never an adjective.
  • The plural forms are seldom used.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Indonesian tiram, Maori tio).

Noun[edit]

kio

  1. mollusc
  2. oyster

Swahili[edit]

kio

Verb[edit]

kio

  1. mirror (of an event, activity, behaviour.. to be identical to, be a copy of)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at mirror. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see kio in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009


Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kio

  1. how (used as modifier to indicate surprise, delight or other strong feeling)