tahu

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See also: tahů and tahʉ

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tahu

  1. genitive/dative/vocative/locative singular of tah

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tahu

  1. genitive singular of tahk

Hopi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *tap.

Noun[edit]

tahu (plural tathu)

  1. tendon
  2. muscle
  3. (slang) Navajo

Derived terms[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay tahu, from Proto-Malayic *tahu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Chamic, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Austronesian *Caqu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtau/, /ˈtahu/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧hu

Notes: In the locative forms of tahu, the pronunciation with -h- (/məŋəˈtahu(w)i/, ...) is acceptable, but not in other conjugated forms.

Verb[edit]

tahu

  1. to know (to be certain or sure about (something))
  2. to know (to have knowledge of)
    Aku tidak tahu.I do not know.
  3. to know (to be aware of; to be cognizant of)
  4. to know (to have knowledge; to have information, be informed)
  5. (colloquial) to know (to experience)

Conjugation[edit]

Unusually among Indonesian verbs, this verb takes the prefix ke- in some forms.

Conjugation of tahu (memper-, transitive, irregular)
Root tahu
Active Involuntary Passive Imperative Jussive
Active tahulah tahu
Locative mengetahui terketahui diketahui ketahuilah ketahuilah
Causative
Active mempertahu terpertahu dipertahu pertahulah pertahu
Locative mempertahui terpertahui dipertahui pertahuilah pertahui
Causative / Applicative1 mempertahukan terpertahukan dipertahukan pertahukanlah pertahukan
1The -kan row is either causative or applicative, with transitive roots it mostly has applicative meaning.
Note: Some of these forms do normally not exist or are seldom used in standard Indonesian. Some also change meaning.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tau (nonstandard)

Affixed terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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tahu

From Malay tauhu, from Hokkien 豆腐 (tāu-hū, “tofu, bean curd”), from Middle Chinese (dùw, “bean”) + (bjú, “rotten, fermented”). Doublet of tofu from Japanese 豆腐 (とうふ, tōfu, tofu, bean curd).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.hu/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧hu

Noun[edit]

tahu

  1. tofu, specifically (extra-)firm pressed fresh tofu.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tauhu (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

Compounds[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • tofu (specifically soft or extra-soft unpressed fresh tofu)

Further reading[edit]


Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tau (nonstandard spelling)

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Talang Tuo inscription, 684AD. From Proto-Malayic *tahu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Chamic, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Austronesian *Caqu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tahu/
  • Rhymes: -ahu, -hu, -u
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

tahu (Jawi spelling تاهو‎)

  1. to know (be certain or sure about something)
  2. to know (have knowledge of)
    Aku tidak tahu.
    I do not know.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: tahu

Further reading[edit]


Mori Bawah[edit]

Verb[edit]

tahu

  1. (stative) to be over there, somewhere remote and at a higher elevation then the speaker and hearer

References[edit]

  • The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar (2013, →ISBN, page 695-6

Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Indonesian tahu, from Hokkien 豆腐 (tāu-hū)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tahu

  1. tofu

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh