za

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from pizza.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

za (plural zas)

  1. (US, Canada, slang, 1970s, 1980s) Pizza.
    • 1994, Sara Borins, The Real Guide to Canadian Universities, ISBN 1550135333, page 130:
      In fact, not ordering a SUB or ZA (pizza) is almost impossible since places to eat in Sackville include Subway (subs), Ed's (subs), Joey's (subs and za), Pizza Delight (mostly za), The Snack Shop (subs and za) and One Plus One (subs and za).
    • 2006, Lee Simon, The restaurant dream?: an inside look at restaurant development, from concept to reality, ISBN 0910627835, page 44:
      But Chris, using some of his dated terminology, insisted that he wanted "za" for dinner. Back when Chris was a youngster in college, "za" was short for pizza--as if pizza were a lengthy word needing abbreviating.
    • 2010, Jim Butcher, Turn Coat:
      They call me the Za-Lord.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

za

  1. Nonstandard spelling of the. mimicking foreign accents

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

za (+ accusative)

  1. for (price)
  2. in (time)

Preposition[edit]

za (+ instrumental)

  1. behind (space)

Antonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • za in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • za in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

za

  1. (obsolete, music) solfège syllable formerly used to represent B flat

Friulian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ğa (alternative orthography)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iam. Compare Italian già.

Adverb[edit]

za

  1. already

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Isthmus Zapotec[edit]

Noun[edit]

za

  1. cloud

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

za

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha[edit]

Noun[edit]

za

  1. sauce, curry, gravy, stew

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sa (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

za

  1. (with accusative) for
    Žarim za nowy kompjuter.
    I’m saving for a new computer.
    Mam list za tebje.
    I have a letter for you.
    Wóna jo za amt kandiděrowała.
    She ran for an office.
    Něnto pokuśim za swóje zmólki.
    I’m paying for my mistakes now.
    Ja som raz za njogo źěłał.
    I used to work for him.
    Smej awto za 200 euro kupiłej.
    We bought a car for 200 euros.
    Za ten lětny cas jo južo pśeliš górucy.
    It’s already too hot for this time of year.
  2. (with accusative) in (after a period of time)
    Buźom tam za pěś minuty.
    I’ll be there in five minutes.
  3. (with accusative) behind (goal-oriented)
    Wón jo šeł za dom.
    He went behind the house.
  4. (with instrumental) behind (stationary location)
    Wón stoj za domom.
    He’s standing behind the house.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

za

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .

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.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *za

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

za

  1. (+ instrumental) behind (denotes location)
  2. (+ accusative) behind (denotes movement)
  3. (+ instrumental) for, after
  4. (+ accusative) in, for

Further reading[edit]

  • za in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

za (Cyrillic spelling за)

  1. (with accusative) for
    glasati za nekoga — to vote for somebody
    prodati nešto za 100 dolara — to sell something for a hundred dollars
    platiti za radoznalost — to pay for one's curiosity
    bojati se za nekoga — to fear for somebody
    doći kući za praznike — to come home for holiday season
  2. (with instrumental) behind, in back of, at (without change of position, answering the question gdjȅ/gdȅ)
    Idi za mnom. — Follow me. (Go behind me.)
    sjediti/sedeti za stolom — to sit at the table
  3. (with genitive) during
    za dana — during the day, during daylight
    za života — during one's life
    za vr(ij)eme rata — during the war
  4. (with accusative) to, towards
    cesta za Beč — the road to Vienna
    putovati za Beč — to travel to Vienna
  5. (with accusative) in (in expressions with time)
    doći opet za nekoliko dana — to come back in a few days
    pretrčati 100 metara za 9 sekundi — to run 100 meters in 9 seconds
  6. (with accusative) by
    uzeti za ruku — to take by the hand
    uhvatiti za ruku — to grab by the arm
    vući za uši — to pull by the ears
  7. (with accusative) for, as (with verbs denoting naming, appointing, declaring, considering etc.)
    postaviti nekoga za preds(j)ednika — to appoint somebody a president
    držati nekoga za pametnog čov(j)eka — to consider somebody a smart person
  8. (with instrumental) after
    jedan za drugim — one after the another
    praviti grešku za greškom — to make one error after the another, to make errors repeatedly
    ponovite za mnom — repeat after me
  9. (with instrumental) for
    tugovati za nekim — to grieve for somebody
    čeznuti za srećom — to yearn for happiness

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

za

  1. (with genitive) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
  2. (with instrumental) behind (stationary)
  3. (with instrumental) after, following (in time)
  4. (with accusative) behind (motion to)
  5. (with accusative) for

Spanish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

za (¡za!)

  1. (usually said to an animal) scat, get out of here.

Swahili[edit]

Particle[edit]

za

  1. N class inflected form of -a (plural only).

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-jìja.

Verb[edit]

-za

  1. (intransitive) to come

Inflection[edit]

Tone L, latent i
Infinitive ukuza
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukuza ukungezi
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular yiza yize
Plural yizani yizeni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyeza, ngiza engiyeza, engiza ngiza angizi engingezi ngingezi
2nd singular uyeza, uza oyeza, oza uza awuzi ongezi ungezi
1st plural siyeza, siza esiyeza, esiza siza asizi esingezi singezi
2nd plural niyeza, niza eniyeza, eniza niza anizi eningezi ningezi
Class 1 uyeza, uza oyeza, oza eza akezi ongezi engezi
Class 2 bayeza, beza abayeza, abeza beza abezi abangezi bengezi
Class 3 uyeza, uza oyeza, oza uza awuzi ongezi ungezi
Class 4 iyeza, iza eyeza, eza iza ayizi engezi ingezi
Class 5 liyeza, liza eliyeza, eliza liza alizi elingezi lingezi
Class 6 ayeza, eza ayeza, eza eza awezi angezi engezi
Class 7 siyeza, siza esiyeza, esiza siza asizi esingezi singezi
Class 8 ziyeza, ziza eziyeza, eziza ziza azizi ezingezi zingezi
Class 9 iyeza, iza eyeza, eza iza ayizi engezi ingezi
Class 10 ziyeza, ziza eziyeza, eziza ziza azizi ezingezi zingezi
Class 11 luyeza, luza oluyeza, oluza luza aluzi olungezi lungezi
Class 14 buyeza, buza obuyeza, obuza buza abuzi obungezi bungezi
Class 15 kuyeza, kuza okuyeza, okuza kuza akuzi okungezi kungezi
Class 17 kuyeza, kuza okuyeza, okuza kuza akuzi okungezi kungezi
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizile, ngizē engizile, engizē ngizile, ngizē angizanga engingezanga ngingezanga
2nd singular uzile, uzē ozile, ozē uzile, uzē awuzanga ongezanga ungezanga
1st plural sizile, sizē esizile, esizē sizile, sizē asizanga esingezanga singezanga
2nd plural nizile, nizē enizile, enizē nizile, nizē anizanga eningezanga ningezanga
Class 1 uzile, uzē ozile, ozē ezile, ezē akezanga ongezanga engezanga
Class 2 bezile, bezē abezile, abezē bezile, bezē abezanga abangezanga bengezanga
Class 3 uzile, uzē ozile, ozē uzile, uzē awuzanga ongezanga ungezanga
Class 4 izile, izē ezile, ezē izile, izē ayizanga engezanga ingezanga
Class 5 lizile, lizē elizile, elizē lizile, lizē alizanga elingezanga lingezanga
Class 6 ezile, ezē ezile, ezē ezile, ezē awezanga angezanga engezanga
Class 7 sizile, sizē esizile, esizē sizile, sizē asizanga esingezanga singezanga
Class 8 zizile, zizē ezizile, ezizē zizile, zizē azizanga ezingezanga zingezanga
Class 9 izile, izē ezile, ezē izile, izē ayizanga engezanga ingezanga
Class 10 zizile, zizē ezizile, ezizē zizile, zizē azizanga ezingezanga zingezanga
Class 11 luzile, luzē oluzile, oluzē luzile, luzē aluzanga olungezanga lungezanga
Class 14 buzile, buzē obuzile, obuzē buzile, buzē abuzanga obungezanga bungezanga
Class 15 kuzile, kuzē okuzile, okuzē kuzile, kuzē akuzanga okungezanga kungezanga
Class 17 kuzile, kuzē okuzile, okuzē kuzile, kuzē akuzanga okungezanga kungezanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngāza engāza ngāza angizanga engingezanga ngingezanga
2nd singular wāza owāza wāza awuzanga ongezanga ungezanga
1st plural sāza esāza sāza asizanga esingezanga singezanga
2nd plural nāza enāza nāza anizanga eningezanga ningezanga
Class 1 wāza owāza āza akezanga ongezanga engezanga
Class 2 bāza abāza bāza abezanga abangezanga bengezanga
Class 3 wāza owāza wāza awuzanga ongezanga ungezanga
Class 4 yāza eyāza yāza ayizanga engezanga ingezanga
Class 5 lāza elāza lāza alizanga elingezanga lingezanga
Class 6 āza āza āza awezanga angezanga engezanga
Class 7 sāza esāza sāza asizanga esingezanga singezanga
Class 8 zāza ezāza zāza azizanga ezingezanga zingezanga
Class 9 yāza eyāza yāza ayizanga engezanga ingezanga
Class 10 zāza ezāza zāza azizanga ezingezanga zingezanga
Class 11 lwāza olwāza lwāza aluzanga olungezanga lungezanga
Class 14 bāza obāza bāza abuzanga obungezanga bungezanga
Class 15 kwāza okwāza kwāza akuzanga okungezanga kungezanga
Class 17 kwāza okwāza kwāza akuzanga okungezanga kungezanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingeza ngingeza ngingeze ngingeze
2nd singular ungeza ungeza ungeze ungeze
1st plural singeza singeza singeze singeze
2nd plural ningeza ningeza ningeze ningeze
Class 1 angeza engeza angeze engeze
Class 2 bangeza bengeza bangeze bengeze
Class 3 ungeza ungeza ungeze ungeze
Class 4 ingeza ingeza ingeze ingeze
Class 5 lingeza lingeza lingeze lingeze
Class 6 angeza engeza angeze engeze
Class 7 singeza singeza singeze singeze
Class 8 zingeza zingeza zingeze zingeze
Class 9 ingeza ingeza ingeze ingeze
Class 10 zingeza zingeza zingeze zingeze
Class 11 lungeza lungeza lungeze lungeze
Class 14 bungeza bungeza bungeze bungeze
Class 15 kungeza kungeza kungeze kungeze
Class 17 kungeza kungeza kungeze kungeze
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizokuza engizokuza ngizokuza angizukuza ngingezukuza
2nd singular uzokuza ozokuza uzokuza awuzukuza ungezukuza
1st plural sizokuza esizokuza sizokuza asizukuza singezukuza
2nd plural nizokuza enizokuza nizokuza anizukuza ningezukuza
Class 1 uzokuza ozokuza ezokuza akazukuza engezukuza
Class 2 bazokuza abazokuza bezokuza abazukuza bengezukuza
Class 3 uzokuza ozokuza uzokuza awuzukuza ungezukuza
Class 4 izokuza ezokuza izokuza ayizukuza ingezukuza
Class 5 lizokuza elizokuza lizokuza alizukuza lingezukuza
Class 6 azokuza azokuza ezokuza awazukuza engezukuza
Class 7 sizokuza esizokuza sizokuza asizukuza singezukuza
Class 8 zizokuza ezizokuza zizokuza azizukuza zingezukuza
Class 9 izokuza ezokuza izokuza ayizukuza ingezukuza
Class 10 zizokuza ezizokuza zizokuza azizukuza zingezukuza
Class 11 luzokuza oluzokuza luzokuza aluzukuza lungezukuza
Class 14 buzokuza obuzokuza buzokuza abuzukuza bungezukuza
Class 15 kuzokuza okuzokuza kuzokuza akuzukuza kungezukuza
Class 17 kuzokuza okuzokuza kuzokuza akuzukuza kungezukuza
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyokuza engiyokuza ngiyokuza angiyukuza ngingeyukuza
2nd singular uyokuza oyokuza uyokuza awuyukuza ungeyukuza
1st plural siyokuza esiyokuza siyokuza asiyukuza singeyukuza
2nd plural niyokuza eniyokuza niyokuza aniyukuza ningeyukuza
Class 1 uyokuza oyokuza eyokuza akayukuza engeyukuza
Class 2 bayokuza abayokuza beyokuza abayukuza bengeyukuza
Class 3 uyokuza oyokuza uyokuza awuyukuza ungeyukuza
Class 4 iyokuza eyokuza iyokuza ayiyukuza ingeyukuza
Class 5 liyokuza eliyokuza liyokuza aliyukuza lingeyukuza
Class 6 ayokuza ayokuza eyokuza awayukuza engeyukuza
Class 7 siyokuza esiyokuza siyokuza asiyukuza singeyukuza
Class 8 ziyokuza eziyokuza ziyokuza aziyukuza zingeyukuza
Class 9 iyokuza eyokuza iyokuza ayiyukuza ingeyukuza
Class 10 ziyokuza eziyokuza ziyokuza aziyukuza zingeyukuza
Class 11 luyokuza oluyokuza luyokuza aluyukuza lungeyukuza
Class 14 buyokuza obuyokuza buyokuza abuyukuza bungeyukuza
Class 15 kuyokuza okuyokuza kuyokuza akuyukuza kungeyukuza
Class 17 kuyokuza okuyokuza kuyokuza akuyukuza kungeyukuza
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngize ngingezi
2nd singular uze ungezi
1st plural size singezi
2nd plural nize ningezi
Class 1 eze angezi
Class 2 beze bangezi
Class 3 uze ungezi
Class 4 ize ingezi
Class 5 lize lingezi
Class 6 eze angezi
Class 7 size singezi
Class 8 zize zingezi
Class 9 ize ingezi
Class 10 zize zingezi
Class 11 luze lungezi
Class 14 buze bungezi
Class 15 kuze kungezi
Class 17 kuze kungezi
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngeza angiza
2nd singular weza awuza
1st plural seza asiza
2nd plural neza aniza
Class 1 weza akeza
Class 2 beza abeza
Class 3 weza awuza
Class 4 yeza ayiza
Class 5 leza aliza
Class 6 eza aweza
Class 7 seza asiza
Class 8 zeza aziza
Class 9 yeza ayiza
Class 10 zeza aziza
Class 11 lweza aluza
Class 14 beza abuza
Class 15 kweza akuza
Class 17 kweza akuza

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