See also: Okay

EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

A respelling of OK.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

okay (plural okays)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

VerbEdit

okay (third-person singular simple present okays, present participle okaying, simple past and past participle okayed)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

AdjectiveEdit

okay (comparative more okay, superlative most okay)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK
    • 1869 Little Women, Part Second, by Louisa May Alcott
      One of us must marry well. Meg didn't, Jo won't, Beth can't yet, so I shall, and make everything okay all round.

AdverbEdit

okay (comparative more okay, superlative most okay)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

InterjectionEdit

okay

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

AnagramsEdit


AinuEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Saru dialect) oka

EtymologyEdit

From oka (are) +‎ i (nominalising suffix), literally those which are.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

okay (Kana spelling オカイ)

  1. they (third-person plural pronoun)

Usage notesEdit

This word is not actually a proper pronoun, but is often used when it is absolutely necessary to point directly to a third person in conversation. The proper third-person pronoun in Ainu would be the lack of any personal pronoun at all, i.e., it has a null value.

See alsoEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English okay.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

okay

  1. OK (endorsement; approval)

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

okay

  1. OK
    Synonyms: in Ordnung, d’accord, tamam

Usage notesEdit

The spelling okay is the most frequent in German. Abbreviations (as given above) do exist, but are less common than in English.

AdverbEdit

okay

  1. OK
    Synonyms: ordentlich, annehmlich, annehmbar, zufriedenstellend

AdjectiveEdit

okay (comparative okayer, superlative am okaysten)

  1. (informal) OK
    Synonyms: in Ordnung, d’accord, annehmlich, annehmbar
    • 2009, Christian Y. Schmidt, Allein unter 1,3 Milliarden: Eine chinesische Reise von Shanghai bis Kathmandu, Rowohlt Verlag GmbH (→ISBN)
      Dieser Hügel ist achthundertsieben Meter hoch, und ich bin nur hochgelaufen, weil der Strand von meiner Freundin blockiert wurde, die mir gerade auf die Nerven ging. Das war noch ein halbwegs okayer Ausflug.
    • 2016, Karin Kaçi, Jan Braren, Homevideo, Carlsen E-Books (→ISBN)
      »Jakon Moormann. Deine Slides waren schon mal besser, aber du bist ein ganz okayer Skater. Bist auch ein ganz okayer Kumpel. Und die Mädchen finden dich superokay.«
    • 2016 December 30, Moritz von Uslar, “Party braucht keinen König”, in Die Zeit[1]:
      Die Firma Tiger of Sweden, die heute ihren Berliner Flagshipstore eröffnet, macht voll okaye, insgesamt vollkommen egale Frauen- und Männermode, wie sie in Flughafenboutiquen verkauft wird.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Usage notesEdit

The comparative and attributive use is recent and therefore not always considered grammatical.[1]

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • okay” in Duden online
  • okay” in Duden online

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ okay” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English okay.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /oˈkei/, [oˈkei̯]

InterjectionEdit

okay

  1. OK (endorsement; approval)