zu

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Angami[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

zu

  1. water
  2. fermented rice beer

References[edit]

  • Visier Sanyu, A history of Nagas and Nagaland (1996, ISBN 8171693695), page 51 (zu, rice beer)
  • Robert Gordon Latham, Elements of Comparative Philology, page 31 (Angami wordlist) (zu, water)
  • The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia (James Richardson Logan), volume 10 (1970) (Angami zu, water; mentions dzu)

Basque[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

zu ‎(plural zuek)

  1. second-person singular personal pronoun; you

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zuo, from Proto-Germanic *tō. Cognate to Old Saxon ; Dutch toe, tot, and te; English to.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡suː/ (standard)
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /t͡sə/ (colloquial; generally only for the particle that is before infinitives)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Preposition[edit]

zu ‎(+ dative)

  1. to, towards
    zum Bahnhof - "to the train station"
  2. along with; with
    Wasser zum Essen trinken - "to drink water with [one's] meal
  3. at, by, on
    zu Hause - "at home"
  4. with respect to
    zu Punkt 1 bemerke ich - "with respect to item 1 let me remark"

Derived terms[edit]

Particle[edit]

zu

  1. for; in order to; Used with infinitive of verbs.
    etwas zu essen - "something to eat"

Adverb[edit]

zu

  1. to, towards
  2. closed, shut
    Das Geschäft war zu.
    The shop was closed.
  3. too; excessively
    zu schnell - "too fast"
  4. (informal, slang) hammered; very drunk

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zu

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of
  3. rōmaji reading of
  4. rōmaji reading of

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. 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.

Volapük[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

zu

  1. in addition