tai

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Thai ไทย ‎(thai).

Noun[edit]

tai n (genitive singular tais, uncountable)

  1. Thai language

Synonyms[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic (compare Hawaiian kai ‎(salt water), Maori tai ‎(sea), Rapa Nui tai ‎(sea)), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare Chamorro tasi ‎(sea), Indonesian tasik ‎(lake), Malay tasik ‎(lake)).

Noun[edit]

tai

  1. coast
  2. sea-shore

Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: tai
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • IPA(key): /tɑi̯/

Conjunction[edit]

tai

  1. (coordinating; in affirmative clauses) or:
    Sinä tai minä.
    You or me.
    Tajusin rakastuneeni, halusin tai en.
    I realised I'd fallen in love, whether I wanted to or not.

Usage notes[edit]

While it is often said that tai is to be used in affirmative clauses and vai is to be used in question clauses, a more precise difference is that tai is an inclusive or, while vai is an exclusive or. For instance, while Söitkö sinä leivän tai hedelmät? and Söitkö sinä leivän vai hedelmät? are both correct. The former asks in a yes or no question if you ate either bread or fruit or no, while the latter asks which you ate, the bread, or the fruit.

Synonyms[edit]

  • eli (archaic)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tai

  1. rōmaji reading of たい
  2. rōmaji reading of タイ

Latgalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Lithuanian taip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tai

  1. so, in this way, in that way

Particle[edit]

tai

  1. yes, that's right

Synonyms[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tai

  1. to that; dative singular feminine form of tas
  2. in that; locative singular masculine form of tas
  3. in that; locative singular feminine form of tas

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from an unattested neuter form *ta, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *tos, taˀ, tod ‎(that); see tas for more. Evidence for a Common Baltic neuter form *ta (matching Proto-Slavic *to) can be observed in Old Prussian stas, sta(i), sta and the Latvian particle ta-. The suffix -aĩ is apparently formed by analogy with kai ‎(when, while); see this entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /tɐɪ/

Conjunction[edit]

taĩ

  1. (subordinating) that, then (in that case); introduces a complement to the main clause
    Jéi nóri, taĩ ir̃ reĩkia. - If you want to, then you should
    Vìskas, norė́jau, taĩ tìk išsimiegóti. - All I wanted was to have a good night's sleep.
  2. (coordinating, correlative) firstthen
    Taĩ víenas, taĩ kìtas ateĩna. - First one came, then another.

Particle[edit]

taĩ

  1. (emphatic) puts additional emphasis on the subject of the clause; now that's … !; so that's … !
    Taĩ kur̃ jìs! - So that's where he is!
    Õ dabar̃ taĩ àš bėdojè. - And now it's me who's in trouble.

Pronoun[edit]

taĩ ‎(indeclinable)

  1. (demonstrative) that (refers to an object or idea understood by both parties)
    Taĩ įdomù - That's interesting
    Kàs taĩ yrà? - What is that?
  2. (demonstrative) that, what (the first element of a relative clause, may be omitted)
    Taĩ, kàs išlieka - What (=that which) remains.
    Gal jaũ laĩkas darýti taĩ, kàs patiñka mán. - Perhaps it's time I did what I like for once.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

tai

  1. (sumti tcita: x1-sumti modal of tamsmi) resembling, as a form of, like (can be used to create metaphors)
    ku'i na'e se zanru tai tu'a lo lidne (le cmalu noltru)
    But it wasn't approved, like the others.
    mi co'a sanli fi lo mi jamfu tai lo nu da'i mi se lindi (le cmalu noltru)
    I then stood on my feet, thunderstruck (metaphorically).

Rafsi[edit]

tai

  1. rafsi of tarmi.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tài.

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.

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian (compare Hawaiian kai ‎(salt water), Rapa Nui tai ‎(sea)), from Proto-Oceanic (compare Fijian tai ‎(coast)), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare Chamorro tasi ‎(sea), Indonesian tasik ‎(lake), Malay tasik ‎(lake)).

Noun[edit]

tai

  1. sea

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Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian (compare Hawaiian kai ‎(salt water), Rapa Nui tai ‎(sea)), from Proto-Oceanic (compare Fijian tai ‎(coast)), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare Chamorro tasi ‎(sea), Indonesian tasik ‎(lake), Malay tasik ‎(lake)).

Noun[edit]

tai

  1. sea

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tai

  1. first-person singular present tense form of tăia.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of tăia.
  3. second-person singular present tense form of tăia.
  4. second-person singular subjunctive form of tăia.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

tai (n class, plural tai)

  1. eagle
  2. vulture

Synonyms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *saːj

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) tai ‎(, , 𣌒, 𦖻)

  1. (anatomy) ear

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tai m pl

  1. plural of

Verb[edit]

tai

  1. (colloquial) third-person singular conditional of bod (used after pe ‎(if), which can also be omitted)
    (pe) tai hi’n hapus ― if she were happy

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tai dai nhai thai
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.