Corsican edit

Etymology edit

From Latin labii, the first word of the sixth line of Ut queant laxis, on which the names for the notes of the solfège were based. Compare Italian la and French la.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

  1. (music) la, the note 'A'.

References edit

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French la, from Old French la, from Latin illāc. The grave accent on the a was added to disambiguate with la (the).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /la/
  • (file)
  • (Quebec), IPA(key): (formal) /la/, (formal) /lɑ/, (informal) /lɔ/
  • Homophone: la

Adverb edit

  1. referring to physical place
    1. there
      Antonym: ici
      Je t’attendrai .I'll wait for you there.
    2. here; present (used with être)
      Synonym: ici (with verbs other than être)
      Je suis (toujours) .
      I'm (still) here.
  2. referring to an abstract destination or goal; there
    Je suis presque là.I've almost got it. (literally, “I'm almost there.”)

Usage notes edit

  • Some compounds formed with are traditionally written with hyphens while others are not. Larousse[1] gives a non-exhaustive list which nevertheless illustrates examples of each group, where certain patterns can be detected:
with hyphen
without hyphen

Derived terms edit

See also edit

  • y (near-synonym in certain contexts)

References edit

  1. ^ ” in Dictionnaire français en ligne Larousse.

Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin illāc. Compare Spanish allá, Portuguese , French .

The original geminated -ll-, though lost in the standard language, is still found in most regional Italian varieties.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈla/*
  • (regional) IPA(key): */ˈla/*
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation:

Adverb edit

  1. there
    Synonym:

Usage notes edit

  • See usage notes at .

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams edit

Lahu edit

Verb edit

  1. to come

Mandarin edit

Alternative forms edit

  • lanonstandard

Romanization edit

(la4, Zhuyin ㄌㄚˋ)

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Middle French edit

Adverb edit

  1. (late Middle French) Alternative form of la (there; at a given location)

Mochica edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

  1. water

Synonyms edit

References edit

  • José Antonio Salas, Diccionario mochica-castellano, castellano-mochica (2002)

Muong edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Vietic *laː (to work). Cognate with Vietnamese .

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

  1. (Mường Bi) to do
    chi đĩ?
    What are you doing?
    wiêcto work

Derived terms edit

Verb edit

  1. (Mường Bi) to be

References edit

  • Nguyễn Văn Khang; Bùi Chỉ; Hoàng Văn Hành (2002) Từ điển Mường - Việt (Muong - Vietnamese dictionary), Nhà xuất bản Văn hoá Dân tộc Hà Nội

Mwan edit

Postposition edit

  1. under, in

Portuguese edit

Adverb edit

(not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Romansch edit

Etymology edit

From Latin illāc.

Adverb edit

  1. there

Scottish Gaelic edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

 m (genitive singular , plural làithean)

  1. Alternative form of latha

Usage notes edit

  • Usually used for special days of the calendar.

Derived terms edit

Vietnamese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: la).

Noun edit

(𬗢, , , )

  1. fine silk
    • 15th century, Nguyễn Trãi, “Ngôn chí 言志 3”, in Quốc âm thi tập (國音詩集):
      𩛷(Bữa)(ăn)()()𦼞(dưa)(muối)
      (Áo)(mặc)(nài)(chi)(gấm)()
      [I don't mind] Even if my meals only have pickles [on the side],
      [and] I have no reason to demand good silk for clothing.

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Vietic *laː (to work). Doublet of làm.

Verb edit

(, 𱺵, 𪜀, 𦉼)

  1. (copula) to be
    • 1946, Tố Hữu, “Từ ấy [That Moment]”, in Từ ấy [That Moment]:
      Tôi đã con của vạn nhà
      em của vạn kiếp phôi pha
      anh của vạn đầu em nhỏ
      Không áo cơm, cù bất cù bơ…
      I became the son of all families
      The little brother of all fading lives
      The big brother of all young ones
      Who were starving, shivering and wandering…
Usage notes edit

The verb is used before a noun, which is part of the nominal predicate, but is not used before an adjectival predicate.

Hải kĩ sư.Hải is an engineer.
Tôi ø ngốc quá.I was so silly.

When a noun which follows as the nominal predicate indicates professions or occupations, and the verb làm are interchangeable.

Bà ấy / làm giáo viêntrường này hơn hai mươi năm rồi.She has been a teacher at this school for more than twenty years.

may be used as the predicate to indicate existence, which is equivalent to "there is" or "there are". The word order is: place + (+ classifier) + noun.

Giữa hồ (một) hòn đảo.There is an island in the middle of the lake.

In formal Vietnamese, the verb can be placed in front of an adjective as an intensifier for the emphasis denoted by the adjective which functions as the predicate. Compare the following sentences:

Vấn đề này quan trọng.This issue is important. (No emphasis.)
Tất cả chúng tôi đều thấy rằng vấn đề này quan trọng, nên...We all realized that this issue is important indeed, therefore... (The emphasis is placed on the adjective quan trọng, and the verb is used as an intensifier for the emphatic statement.)

As a copula verb that is somewhat semantically empty. It is not perfectly equivalent to copulae in other languages (such as English be, French être, Japanese です (desu), Hindi है (hai)), as it only links the subject to a noun or noun phrase. Teachers of foreign languages typically translate copulae of those languages to , but also to thì (for linking to adjectives) to compensate this incompatibility.

See also edit

Etymology 3 edit

Verb edit

(󱧭)

  1. (usually Northern Vietnam) to iron
    Synonym: ủi
    Là trong "giặt là hơi" là chứ không phải là là.
    The in "giặt là hơi" means ironing, not being. / "Giặt là hơi" means "wash and iron with steam", not "wash is steam".

Notes edit

Chữ Nôm character is composed of (⿰火𬙛).