See also: GUA, guá, guà, guā, guǎ, and gu'a

Brunei MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Sanskrit गुहा (guhā). Cognate with Malay gua (cave).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡua/
  • Hyphenation: gu‧a

NounEdit

gua

  1. cave (natural cavity formed underground)

IndonesianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Sanskrit गुहा (guhā, cave).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡua/
  • Hyphenation: gua

NounEdit

gua

  1. cave

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Betawi gua (I, me, my), from Min Nan (góa, I, me, my)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡua/
  • Hyphenation: gua

PronounEdit

gua

  1. (Jakarta, slang) First-person singular pronoun: I, me, my

SynonymsEdit

Other pronouns with the same meaning used in Jakarta:

Other pronouns with the same meaning used elsewhere:

Further readingEdit


MalayEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Min Nan (góa).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

gua (Jawi spelling ݢوا‎)

  1. (Malaysia) I, me, my

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

gua (Jawi spelling ݢوا‎, plural gua-gua, informal 1st possessive guaku, impolite 2nd possessive guamu, 3rd possessive guanya)

  1. cave

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

gua

  1. Nonstandard spelling of guā.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of guǎ.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of guà.

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.