tuan

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuan (plural tuans)

  1. The brush-tailed phascogale, Phascogale tapoatafa.

Anagrams[edit]


Bavarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tuon, from Old High German tuon, from Proto-West Germanic *dōn. Cognates include German tun and Luxembourgish doen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tuan

  1. (Vienna) to do
    • 2014, “Schau ma mal [Let's just see]”, performed by Wiener Blond:
      Weil vom zu vü tuan, krieg'ma ja ollaweil nua an Zurn.
      Because from doing too much, we'll only get angry.
    • 2015, “Wien wort auf di [Vienna waits on you]”, performed by Grenada:
      Hast so vü z'tuan, aber net genug Zeit dafür.
      You have so much to do, but not enought time for it.

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay tuan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatuan (deity). Doublet of tuhan.

Noun[edit]

tuan (plural, first-person possessive tuanku, second-person possessive tuanmu, third-person possessive tuannya)

  1. mister (title of adult male)

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatuan (deity).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuan (Jawi spelling توان‎, plural tuan-tuan, informal 1st possessive tuanku, impolite 2nd possessive tuanmu, 3rd possessive tuannya)

  1. master, lord
  2. mister (title of adult male)
    Synonym: encik

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: tuan

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tuan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tuān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tuán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tuǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tuàn.

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.