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IdoEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ka (often used before a consonant)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कदा (kadā), Japanese (ka).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

kad

  1. whether, if
    Me dubitas kad il venos.I doubt whether he will come.
  2. used at the beginning of a sentence to turn it into a question
    Kad il amas me?Does he love me?

LatvianEdit

AdverbEdit

kad

  1. when
  2. once

LithuanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷod.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

kàd

  1. that
    manau, kad ji graži.I think that she is beautiful.
  2. when
    Synonyms: kada, kai
  3. 'cause
    Synonyms: kadangi, nes
  4. so as to, in order to
    Synonym: idant

LivonianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ka'd (Courland)

EtymologyEdit

Related to Finnish kade.

AdjectiveEdit

kad

  1. envious

NounEdit

kad

  1. envy

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English card.

NounEdit

kad

  1. card (flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *kogъda, a compound of *ko (from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos) and *gъda, genitive singular of *godъ (compare Old Church Slavonic годъ (godŭ, right time)), thus originally meaning "at what time".

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

kȁd (Cyrillic spelling ка̏д)

  1. (interrogative, relative) when
    Kad ćeš doći?When will you come?
    Ne znam kad ću stići na sastanak.I don't know when I will arrive at the meeting.
    Vjetar je prestao puhati baš kad je počelo kišiti.The wind stopped blowing just when it began raining.
  2. (subjunctive only) if, if only (= da)
    Kad bih samo imao malo više slobodnog vremena.If only I had a little more free time.
  3. used in miscellaneous phrases relating to time
    kad godwhenever
    malo kadrarely (literally, “little when”)
    kad-tadsooner or later (literally, “when-then”)
    (t)ko zna kadwho knows when
Usage notesEdit

As a conjunction with the sense of "if", kad, just like synonymous da, is only used in subjunctive mood, to express what one wishes were the case or hypothetical situations contrary to reality in general. For all other uses, ako is used instead.

AdverbEdit

kȁd (Cyrillic spelling ка̏д)

  1. (informal, shortening of ikad) ever
    Jesi li kad bio u Beču?Have you ever been to Vienna?
  2. (informal, shortening of ponekad) sometimes
    Idem na posao kad tramvajem, kad autobusom.I go to work sometimes by tram, and sometimes by bus.
  3. used in miscellaneous phrases relating to time
    Nisam imao kad da ti se javim.
    I didn't have enough time to call you.
    (literally, “I didn't have when to call you.”)
    Trebao sam već otići u trgovinu, a sad se samo nadam da ću imati kad.
    I should have gone to the shop already, but now I just hope I will have the time to.
    (literally, “I should have gone to the shop already, but now I just hope I will have when.”)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Slavic *kadъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kȃd m (Cyrillic spelling ка̑д)

  1. incense
DeclensionEdit

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic [Term?], from Ancient Greek [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kȁd f

  1. tub

InflectionEdit

Feminine, i-stem, mobile accent
nom. sing. kàd
gen. sing. kadí
singular dual plural
nominative kàd kadí kadí
accusative kàd kadí kadí
genitive kadí kadí kadí
dative kádi kadéma kadém
locative kádi kadéh kadéh
instrumental kadjó kadéma kadmí