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EnglishEdit

AbbreviationEdit

bu

  1. bushel, a unit of weight or dry measure

AnagramsEdit


AcehneseEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. rice
  2. food in general
    Ka lheuh pajôh bu?
    Have you eaten yet?

AiwooEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. night

ReferencesEdit


AmanabEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • John R. Roberts, Namia and Amanab Grammar Essentials (1992, SIL)

AmasiEdit

NounEdit

  1. dog (canine)

ReferencesEdit

  • Africana Marburgensia (1973)

AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this)[1] Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆(bu, this).

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

bu

  1. this, these
    Bu uşaqlar məktəbə gedirlər.These kids are going to school.
    Mən bu uşağın atası deyiləm.I am not the father of this child.

Usage notesEdit

  • When used as a determiner modifying nouns, bu is not declined for case and number, as opposed to when it is used as a pronoun (see below).

PronounEdit

bu

  1. this
    Bunu bura kim gətirib?Who brought this here?.
    Ya bunlarla əməkdaşlıq etmək lazımdır, ya onlarla. Hamısı ilə yox.We should collaborate either with these or with those. Not with all.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ . Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “**bu(-n)”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill

BukawaEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • William Eckermann, A Descriptive Grammar of the Bukawa Language of the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea (2007)

Crimean TatarEdit

PronounEdit

bu

  1. this

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bōs, bovem.

NounEdit

bu m (plural buč)

  1. ox

DanishEdit

VerbEdit

bu

  1. imperative of bue

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bu m (feminine singular bue, masculine plural bus, feminine plural bues)

  1. past participle of boire
    J'ai bu deux verres de vin. - I have drunk two glasses of wine.
    As-tu bu? - Have you been drinking?

GresiEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese vós. Cognates with Kabuverdianu bo.

PronounEdit

bu

  1. you (second person singular).

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of ibu.

NounEdit

bu

  1. (slightly informal, between two speakers) mam

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese [Term?]

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -u

NounEdit

bu m (invariable)

  1. A unit of length equal to 1.818 metres ()
  2. A unit or area equal to 3.306 metres2 ()
  3. A tenth (decimal) ()

JabemEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

Further readingEdit

  • Otto Dempwolff's Grammar of the Jabêm Language in New Guinea (published 2005)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

KapauriEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


KemtuikEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


Lower SorbianEdit

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. mother

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bu

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

MekweiEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


MlapEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


NimboranEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


NormanEdit

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse búð, akin to English booth

NounEdit

bu f (definite singular bua, indefinite plural buer, definite plural buene)

  1. booth, stall, small storage room or building

Etymology 2Edit

From Danish bo, from Old Norse búa (to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip), cognate with Old English būan, English buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (whence German bauen).

VerbEdit

bu (imperative bu, present tense bur, past tense budde, past participle budd or butt, present participle buande)

  1. to live (have permanent residence), stay
  2. to be, to dwell, to be in
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

“bu” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

bu m (oblique plural bus, nominative singular bus, nominative plural bu)

  1. chest; thorax

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bu)

PaEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. (woman's) breast

ReferencesEdit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Shaw (1973) and Shaw (1986)
  • Possible Cognates Between Kamula and Pa, chart 10, page 16, in Papers in New Guinea Linguistics, issues 17-20 (1990)

Pangutaran SamaEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. fur

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

bu

  1. An onomatopoeic interjection imitating the sound of crying, usually written with two or more 'u's.

PortugueseEdit

InterjectionEdit

bu!

  1. boo (loud exclamation intended to scare someone)

Scottish GaelicEdit

VerbEdit

bu

  1. past tense of is

SentaniEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

VerbEdit

bu (Cyrillic spelling бу)

  1. (Kajkavian) third-person singular future form of biti.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

bu

  1. boo; a loud exclamation intended to scare someone, usually a child.
  2. boo; an exclamation used to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.

TablaEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


TaraoEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. rice

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish بو(bu, this), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (bu, this), from Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this). Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆(bu, this).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

bu

  1. this
    Bu bir evThis is a house.
    Bunu sevmedim.I did not like this.
    Bunlar benim kitaplarım.these are my books.

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


UzbekEdit

PronounEdit

bu (Cyrillic spelling бу)

  1. this (demonstrative pronoun used to indicate a thing in the immediate vicinity of the speaker)
    Bu eshik.
    This is a door. / This door.

VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bu (, )

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to assemble, to gather into one place

Derived termsEdit


WakhiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *dvu, related to Tajik ду (du).

NumeralEdit

bu

  1. two

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /bɨː/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /biː/

VerbEdit

bu

  1. third-person singular preterite of bod

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bu fu mu unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

WestrobothnianEdit

NounEdit

bu f (definite singular bua, definite plural buen)

  1. (childish) ghost; nuisance, harm
    bua i feingren
    some sort of nuisance in the fingers

WoiEdit

NounEdit

bu

  1. knee