See also: Jou

Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

Alternative forms edit

  • djou (Cape Afrikaans)

Etymology 1 edit

From Dutch jou. Also related to English you.

Pronoun edit

jou (subject jy)

  1. you (singular, object)

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Etymology 2 edit

From Dutch jouw.

Determiner edit

jou

  1. your (singular)
    • 2016, “In Jou Atmosfeer”, in Sal Jy Met My Dans?[1], performed by Kurt Darren, South Africa:
      In jou atmosfeer.
      In your atmosphere.

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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Catalan jou, from Latin iugum (compare Occitan jo, French joug, Spanish yugo), from Proto-Italic *jugom, from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

jou m (plural jous)

  1. (agriculture, also figuratively) yoke
  2. col (between mountains)
  3. (nautical) transom (type of structural beam)

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch jou, from Old Dutch *jū, a northern (Frisian?) variant of *iu, from Proto-Germanic *iwwiz, a West Germanic variant of *izwiz. Doublet of u.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

jou

  1. objective form of jij (you (singular)): you
    Ik zal dit wel even doen voor jou.I'll do this for you.
    Kan ik jou iets vragen?
    Can I ask you something?
    Ik geef jou mijn boek om te lezen.
    I'm giving you my book to read.
    Zij heeft een cadeau voor jou gekocht.
    She bought a gift for you.

Usage notes edit

In informal language, mostly replaced by the unstressed form je, with the form jou used for emphasis or contrast.

Hoe gaat het met je? — Goed. En met jou?
How are you? — I'm good. What about you?
Heb je zijn telefoonnummer voor me? — Dat mag ik je eigenlijk niet geven, maar voor jou maak ik graag een uitzondering.
Could you give me his phone number? — I'm not really supposed to give it out to you, but for you I'll gladly make an exception.

Inflection edit

Alternative forms edit

Synonyms edit

Descendants edit

  • Afrikaans: jou
  • Jersey Dutch: jāu
  • Petjo: jou
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: asu

Verb edit

jou

  1. inflection of jouen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

< English yo

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjou̯/, [ˈjo̞u̯]
  • Rhymes: -ou
  • Syllabification(key): jou

Interjection edit

jou (slang)

  1. yo (greeting)

Anagrams edit

Haitian Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French jour.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

jou

  1. day

Kalo Finnish Romani edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Romani ov.

Pronoun edit

jou

  1. he

References edit

  • jou” in Finnish Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.

Mbyá Guaraní edit

Verb edit

jou

  1. to find
  2. to obtain

Conjugation edit

Old French edit

Pronoun edit

jou

  1. Alternative form of je

Romansch edit

Pronoun edit

jou (Sutsilvan)

  1. Alternative form of jau (I)

Saterland Frisian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Frisian jūwe, from Proto-West Germanic *iuwar, from Proto-Germanic *izweraz. Cognates include West Frisian jim and German euer.

Determiner edit

jou (predicative jouens)

  1. your
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Etymology 2 edit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-West Germanic *iuwiz, from Proto-Germanic *izwiz. Cognates include West Frisian jo and German euch.

Pronoun edit

jou

  1. yourselves
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Pronoun edit

jou

  1. oblique of jie; you
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References edit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “jou”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Ternate edit

 
Jou Baabullah

Etymology edit

From N- (nominalizer) +‎ cou (to serve), possibly signifying the one served.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

jou (Jawi جوو)

  1. lord
  2. sultan
  3. god

Alternative forms edit

References edit

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Toba Batak edit

Verb edit

jou (active manjou)

  1. (transitive) to call

References edit

  • J. Warneck (1906) Tobabataksch-Deutsches Wörterbuch[2], Batavia: Landsdrukkerij, page 57

West Frisian edit

Verb edit

jou

  1. first-person singular present of jaan (to give)
  2. imperative of jaan (to give)