neki

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ne- +‎ Proto-Slavic *kъjь

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nêkiː/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧ki

Pronoun[edit]

nȅkī (Cyrillic spelling не̏кӣ)

  1. some
    neki ljudi čekaju ― some people are waiting
    u neku ruku ― in some way
    neko vr(ij)eme ― for some time
    pr(ij)e nekog vremena ― some time ago
  2. (in the plural, without a noun, substantively) some (people), people
    neki to vole žestoko ― some like it hard
    neki su mi rekli da je dosadan ― some people told me that he's boring
  3. (with genitive) approximately, around
    nekih sat vremena sam čitao knjigu ― I was reading the book for around an hour
    nekih pola sata ― around half an hour
    nekih 30 ljudi ― about 30 people
  4. certain
    u nekoj m(j)eri ― to a certain extent

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • neki” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-nek +‎ -i

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛki/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ne‧ki

Pronoun[edit]

neki

  1. to him, to her, for him, for her
    Ezt a könyvet neki vettem. - I bought this book for her.
    Neki nincs testvére. - He doesn't have any siblings.
    Semmit se mondott neki. - She did not say anything to him.
    Virágot hozott neki. - He brought her flowers.

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Pipil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *nəki. Compare Classical Nahuatl nequi ‎(to want)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Izalco) IPA(key): /ˈneki/
  • (Witzapan) IPA(key): /ˈneɣi/

Verb[edit]

-neki

  1. (transitive) to want
    Inte tiknekit ma puliwi ne Nawat, yajika timumachtiat
    We don't want Nawat to desappear, that's why we're learning (it)
  2. (transitive) to love
    Nimetzneki
    I love you
  3. (reflexive) to need, to be necessary
    Tejemet inte timunekit taja, tey titechchiwilijtuk
    We don't need you after what you did to us

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Noun[edit]

neki

  1. throat