tofu

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See also: tōfu, Tofu, and TOFU

English[edit]

Seasoned cubes of tofu (1)
typical rendering of an undisplayable character as tofu (2)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 豆腐 (tōfu), from Middle Chinese (dùw, bean) + (bjú, rotten, fermented) (compare Mandarin 豆腐 (dòufǔ)).

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Noun[edit]

tofu (countable and uncountable, plural tofus)

  1. A protein-rich food made from curdled soy milk.
    • 2012 May 8, Yotam Ottolenghi; Sami Tamimi, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook[1], Random House, →ISBN, page 79:
      First, marinate the tofu. In a bowl, whisk the kecap manis, chilli sauce, and sesame oil together. Cut the tofu into strips about 1cm thick, mix gently (so it doesn't break) with the marinade and leave in the fridge for half an hour.
    Synonym: bean curd
    Synonym: soycheese
  2. (computing, typography) A box or rectangle, empty or with a question mark or hexadecimal code inside, displayed by some systems in place of a character not supported by available fonts. (such as or 𐕪)

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

tofu n

  1. tofu (protein-rich food made from curdled soybean milk)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 豆腐 (tōfu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtofu/, [ˈt̪o̞fu]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ofu
  • Syllabification: to‧fu

Noun[edit]

tofu

  1. tofu (protein-rich food made from curdled soy milk)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tofu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative tofu tofut
genitive tofun tofujen
partitive tofua tofuja
illative tofuun tofuihin
singular plural
nominative tofu tofut
accusative nom. tofu tofut
gen. tofun
genitive tofun tofujen
partitive tofua tofuja
inessive tofussa tofuissa
elative tofusta tofuista
illative tofuun tofuihin
adessive tofulla tofuilla
ablative tofulta tofuilta
allative tofulle tofuille
essive tofuna tofuina
translative tofuksi tofuiksi
instructive tofuin
abessive tofutta tofuitta
comitative tofuineen
Possessive forms of tofu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person tofuni tofumme
2nd person tofusi tofunne
3rd person tofunsa

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French[edit]

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From Japanese

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tofu m (plural tofus)

  1. tofu

Indonesian[edit]

tofu

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 豆腐 (とうふ, tōfu, tofu, bean curd), from Middle Chinese (dùw, bean) + (bjú, rotten, fermented). Doublet of tahu from Min Nan 豆腐 (tāu-hū).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /to.fu/
  • Hyphenation: to‧fu

Noun[edit]

tofu

  1. tofu, specifically soft or extra-soft unpressed fresh tofu.

Related terms[edit]

  • tahu (specifically firm or extra firm pressed fresh tofu)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

tofu m (invariable)

  1. tofu

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 豆腐 (tōfu), from Middle Chinese (dùw, bean) + (bjú, rotten, fermented).

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Noun[edit]

tofu n (indeclinable)

  1. tofu

Further reading[edit]

  • tofu in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tofu in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 豆腐 (tōfu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tofu m (plural tofus)

  1. tofu (food made from curdled soybean milk)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtofu/, [ˈt̪ofu]

Noun[edit]

tofu m (uncountable)

  1. tofu