sou

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French sou. Doublet of solidus and soldo.

Noun[edit]

sou (plural sous)

  1. An old French copper coin.
  2. (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
  3. (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
    I do not care a sou for your excuses.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. preterite of sal; would, should

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Late Latin soldus, from contraction of Latin solidus. Doublet of sòlid.

Noun[edit]

sou m (plural sous)

  1. salary, wage

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of ser
  2. second-person plural imperative form of ser

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Folopa[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. Alternative form of so

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, inherited from Late Latin soldus, from Latin solidus. Doublet of solide. See also the form sol, which kept the historical spelling from Old French, even if it came to be pronounced like sou.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou m (plural sous)

  1. (historical, numismatics) sou (old French coin)
  2. (by extension, chiefly in the plural, colloquial) money; cash
    Tu peux me prêter des sous ?Can you lend me some cash?
  3. (Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
    Ça va être six piastres et vingt-cinq sous, s'il te plaît.That'll be six dollars and twenty-five cents, please.

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Preposition[edit]

sou

  1. on
  2. about, concerning
    • 2019 March 19, “Rankont ann Itali ant Anvwaye Espesyal Etazini ak Larisi sou Kriz Venezuela a”, in Lavwadlamerik[1]:
      Anvwaye espesyal Etazini pou Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, ak vis-minis afè etranjè Larisi, Sergei Ryabkov, ap fè reyinyon nan vil Wòm ann Itali pou yo pale sou sityasyon Venezuela kap agrave.”
      American Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams and Russian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov are meeting in the city of Rome, Italy to talk about "the worsening situation in Venezuela."

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of そう

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. house; home

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Finnish savu.

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. smoke

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sou

  1. Alternative form of esou

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sou (Zhuyin ˙ㄙㄡ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sòu.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suum.

Adjective[edit]

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. his, her, its, their

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (nonstandard)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of ser

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Tai *su.A

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sou (old orthography sou, Sawndip forms 𠈅, , , , , , 𠉑, , )

  1. you (plural)

See also[edit]

Standard Zhuang personal pronouns
Person Singular Plural
1st exclusive gou dou
inclusive raeuz
2nd mwngz sou
3rd de gyoengqde