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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Mandarin ().

NounEdit

li (plural li)

  1. A traditional Chinese unit of distance, now standardized to 500 metres.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Mandarin 市厘 ().

NounEdit

li (plural li)

  1. A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.

Etymology 3Edit

From Mandarin ().

NounEdit

li (plural li)

  1. (Chinese philosophy) A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.

Etymology 4Edit

From Mandarin ().

NounEdit

li (plural li)

  1. An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

li f

  1. smallpox

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin līnum.

NounEdit

li m

  1. flax

CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

li (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. him, her, it (indirect object)

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

li m (uncountable)

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian lui, French lui, or Spanish le, plus the i of personal pronouns.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

li (accusative lin, possessive lia)

  1. (personal pronoun) he

Related termsEdit

  • ili (they)

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

li m (plural lis)

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

AnagramsEdit

External linksEdit


GuernésiaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French li, from Vulgar Latin *illui, a Vulgar Latin dative of Classical Latin ille.

PronounEdit

li

  1. him

Haitian CreoleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French lui.

PronounEdit

li

  1. he
  2. him
  3. she
  4. her
  5. it

Etymology 2Edit

From French lire.

VerbEdit

li

  1.  To read

IdoEdit

PronounEdit

li

  1. they

InterlingueEdit

ArticleEdit

li

  1. the

IstriotEdit

ArticleEdit

li

  1. masculine plural definite article
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Ti me pari oûna dea infra li dai,
      You seem to me a goddess among the gods,

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Homophone:

PronounEdit

li

  1. them.

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


KurdishEdit

PrepositionEdit

li

  1. in
    li Kurdistanê (in Kurdistan)
  2. li ser: on:
    li ser maseyê (on the table)


LivonianEdit

VerbEdit

li

  1. 2nd person singular imperative form of lǟdõ

LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

li

  1. indicates that the next word is a number or mathematical expression used as a sumti

Usage notesEdit

  • A sumti phrase begun with li ends with the elidable terminator lo'o unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator is elided).
  • The numerals following the li end with the elidable terminator boi (unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator is elided)).
  • In some instances, lo'o and boi may be interchangeable, yielding parsings with essentially the same structure.

Related termsEdit


MalteseEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

li

  1. (relative) who; that
    ir-raġel li seraq il-karozza
    the man who stole the car

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

li (Zhuyin ㄌㄧ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. Nonstandard spelling of .
  6. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French le, lui

PronounEdit

li

  1. he, she, it (third-person singular personal pronoun)

See alsoEdit


MichifEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French le.

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

li m (feminine la, masculine and feminine plural lii)

  1. the

MiskitoEdit

NounEdit

li

  1. water

NiuatoputapuEdit

ArticleEdit

li

  1. the

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hlíð

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

li

  1. A sloping mountainside or hillside covered with grass or forest.

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “li” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • li” in The Ordnett Dictionary

NovialEdit

ArticleEdit

li

  1. the

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ille (that).

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

li

  1. the (masculine nominative singular and plural definite article)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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PronounEdit

li

  1. third-person singular indirect object pronoun; to him, to her, to it
DescendantsEdit

PolishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdverbEdit

li (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) only

Etymology 2Edit

From Mandarin

NounEdit

li n (indeclinable)

  1. li, Chinese unit of distance
  2. li, Chinese unit of weight
  3. li, a meaningful ceremony or ritual

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

li

  1. First-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of ler

RomanianEdit

PronounEdit

li (dative form of ele; form of le)

  1. to them

Usage notesEdit

This word is used when le (which is dative) is combined with the following accusatives:

  • îl (the accusative of el, contracted as li-l)
  • îi (the accusative of ei, contracted as li-i)
  • le (the accusative of ele)
  • se (the reflexive accusative of all third-person pronouns)

See alsoEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *li.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

li (Cyrillic spelling ли)

  1. question-forming interrogative particle (postpositive, unlike other particles, never first word in a sentence)
    poznaješ li me — do you know me?
    jesi li stigao na odredište? — did you reach the destination?
    jeste li ga vid(j)eli — have you seen him?
    gd(j)e li se samo nalazimo? — where could we be?
    kad li će doći? — when will he/they come?
    je li? — Is it? (Is that so? Isn't that so?)
  2. used as conjunction with da (not in Croatian, "da li" in any form is incorrect and should be replaced with "je li")
    da li — whether
    nemam pojma da li je došao — I have no idea whether he came (Croatian: "nemam pojma je li došao")
  3. (as a conjunction) if
    pokušaš li me napasti, ja ću ti uzvratitishould you try to attack me, I'll strike you back (when "li" is used in this sense, it is usually translated as a subjunctive form "should", and when "ako" is used, it is usually translated as "if" - ako me pokušaš napasti = if you try to attack me)
  4. used as an emphatic intensifier
    a sn(ijeg) pada li pada — the snow just keeps falling and falling...
    d(ij)ete plače li plače — the child just keeps crying and crying...

SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin illī or illae, nominative plurals of ille.

ArticleEdit

li m f pl

  1. (definite) the

See alsoEdit

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

VolapükEdit

ParticleEdit

li

  1. Appended with a hyphen to a verb, it turns the entire clause it is in into a question.

WalloonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

l', el

ArticleEdit

li m, f

  1. the (before a singular name)

PronounEdit

li

  1. him, her, it (direct object, before verb)