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ze

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

ze

  1. Eye dialect spelling of the (usually signifying a foreign accent, often French).
    • 1992, Tristan Jones, Adrift, page 257:
      Then one French-American sous-chef, still in his white kitchen gear, climbed down from the cockpit, where he had been inspecting the cabin, peering inside, murmuring, "wonderfool–wonderfool, ze workmansheep!"

Etymology 2Edit

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PronounEdit

ze

  1. (neologism) they (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
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Usage notesEdit
  • The genderqueer community are the primary proponents of ze. One refers to a person with ze and hir typically (a) when their gender is unknown, and one wishes to avoid assuming their gender, or (b) when they are neither male nor female in gender, making he and she (and also either/or terms like s/he or (s)he) inappropriate and potentially hurtful.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A Gheg dialect word, of unclear origin.

NounEdit

ze f (indefinite plural ze, definite singular zeja, definite plural zejet)

  1. soul
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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ze

  1. from

Usage notesEdit

This preposition is followed by the genitive case.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ze

  1. Unstressed form of zij

Usage notesEdit

Ze is used for both subject (she, they) and object (them).

DeclensionEdit


AdverbEdit

ze

  1. (following an imperative) break a leg, go get 'em, do well, good luck
    Werk ze vanavond!
    Good luck working tonight!


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ze

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

LojbanEdit

Lojban cardinal numbers
xa ze bi
    Cardinal : ze
    Ordinal : zemai
    Adverbial : zeroi
    Distributive : zemei
    Quantified : zemoi
    Higher-Order Ordinal : zemo'o

CmavoEdit

ze (rafsi zel)

  1. (cardinal) seven

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ze

  1. Alternative form of z (both meanings; used before sibilants and certain consonant clusters)
    Stej bratš ze sotšu. ― They are brother and sister (lit. ‘brother with sister’).

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contracted form of zu (to)

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ze

  1. too (more than enough; when unstressed, otherwise zu)
    De Kaffi ass ze waarm fir ze drénken.
    The coffee is too hot to drink.
  2. to (with a following infinitive, otherwise usually zu)
    De Kaffi ass ze waarm fir ze drénken.
    The coffee is too hot to drink.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ze

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. 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.

PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

An alternative form of z.

PrepositionEdit

ze

  1. An alternative form of z. See usage notes for details.

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

ze (definite accusative, plural zeler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

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TurkmenEdit

NounEdit

ze (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkmen|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkmen|{{{2}}}]])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.