kio

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See also: Kîo and ki'o

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kio (accusative singular kion)

  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 kioj and kiojn are nonstandard and rare.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

kio

  1. mollusc
  2. oyster

Maore Comorian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kio class 5 (plural makio class 6)

  1. ear

Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kio

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