nani

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See also: Nani and nan'i

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

  1. (stative) to be lovely, pretty, nice
    , he nani kēia. — “Wow, this is a lovely day.”

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nani

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なに

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈnaː.niː/

Noun[edit]

nānī

  1. genitive singular of nānus
  2. nominative plural of nānus
  3. vocative plural of nānus

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi नानी (nānī)

Noun[edit]

nani

  1. maternal grandmother
    Synonym: granmer

Miskito[edit]

Particle[edit]

nani

  1. Follows a noun to mark that noun as being plural.

Mwani[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nani

  1. who

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably an expressive or onomatopoetic creation, imitative of infantile sounds. Compare Greek νανι (nani), Bulgarian нани (nani), Italian ninnananna, Spanish nana, etc.

Interjection[edit]

nani

  1. sound used to lull babies to sleep, in a lullaby

Noun[edit]

nani

  1. (childish) sleep

See also[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-a nani (invariable)

  1. whose (belonging to whom, of whom)

Pronoun[edit]

nani

  1. Who?

Derived terms[edit]


Unami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nàni (an)

  1. that one (animate), that person
  2. he, she