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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the McCune-Reischauer romanization of Korean (ri), from Mandarin Chinese ().

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ri (plural ris or li)

  1. (Units of measure) Synonym of li as a Korean unit of distance equivalent to about 393 m.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *rija, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁r̥wo-, zero-grade of *h₁orwo- (compare Old English earu (quick), Tocharian B ārwer (ready), Avestan 𐬀𐬎𐬭𐬎𐬎𐬀 (auruua, quick, brave)).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

i ri m (feminine e re, masculine plural rinj, feminine plural reja)

  1. young
  2. new

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin reus. Compare Italian rio, Romanian rău.

AdjectiveEdit

ri (feminine raja)

  1. bad

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ri (imperative ri, present rir or rier, past riede, past participle riet)

  1. baste, tack (to sew with wide stitches to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth)

Derived termsEdit


EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ri (accusative rin)

  1. (rare, neologism, nonstandard) they (singular). A gender-neutral singular third-person personal pronoun.
    Rigardu tiun homon. Ri estas alta.
    Look at that person. They are tall.

Usage notesEdit

A mostly online form used by few in speech. It can be confused with verbs beginning with ri- (ri petas 's/he asks', ripetas 'repeats') when speaking. Comparable to English epicene pronouns. (Also see riism.)

Existing alternatives include expanding the use of the demonstrative pronoun tiu (that one), or Zamenhof's suggestion, ĝi.

SynonymsEdit

  • (rare, nonstandard) ĝi
  • (rare, neologism, nonstandard) ŝli
  • (rare, neologism, nonstandard) gi

HolonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁi/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

ri m (feminine singular rie, masculine plural ris, feminine plural ries)

  1. past participle of rire

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ri m

  1. masculine plural of rio

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ri

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

JavaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ri

  1. thorn
  2. fishbone

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ri

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .

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.

NabiEdit

NounEdit

ri

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ríða

VerbEdit

ri (imperative ri, present tense rir, simple past red or rei, past participle ridd, present participle riende)

  1. to ride (an animal, e.g. a horse)

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

ri (present tense rir, past tense rei, past participle ridd or ridt or ride, present participle ridande, imperative ri)

  1. Alternative form of rida

Old JavaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ri

  1. thorn
  2. thorny plant

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ri

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of rir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of rir
  3. first-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of rir

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ri

  1. with, to
  2. against
    ris a' ghaoithagainst the wind
  3. up
    Chaidh iad ris an leathad.They went up the hillside.

Usage notesEdit

  • This form is used before nouns without the definite article; before the definite article the form ris is used:
    ri catwith a cat
    ris a' chatwith the cat
  • Used before a noun or a verbal noun to mean up to or involved in:
    Bha a' chlann sin ri mì-mhodh.Those children were up to no good.
  • In the Lewis dialect, ri is used instead of ag or a' before a verbal noun to form present participles:
    Tha mi ri seinn.I am singing.
    (As opposed to Tha mi a' seinn, which has the same meaning.)
  • Followed by a prepositional pronoun takes a passive voice meaning:
    Tha na h-eòin tarraingeach rin amharc.The birds are attractive to watch.
    (literally "to their watching")

Derived termsEdit

  • The following prepositional pronouns:
Person Number Prepositional pronoun Prepositional pronoun (emphatic)
Singular 1st rium riumsa
2nd riut riutsa
3rd m ris ris-san
3rd f rithe rithese
Plural 1st ruinn ruinne
2nd ruibh ruibhse
3rd riutha riuthasan

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ri

  1. (Central Vietnam) like this

WelshEdit

NounEdit

ri

  1. Soft mutation of rhi.