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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French sou. Doublet of solidus and soldo.

NounEdit

sou (plural sous)

  1. An old French copper coin.
  2. (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
  3. (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
    I do not care a sou for your excuses.

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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sou

  1. preterite of sal; would, should

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Late Latin soldus, from contraction of Latin solidus. Doublet of sòlid.

NounEdit

sou m (plural sous)

  1. salary, wage

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

sou

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of ser
  2. second-person plural imperative form of ser

Further readingEdit


FolopaEdit

NounEdit

sou

  1. Alternative form of so

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, inherited from Late Latin soldus, from Latin solidus. Doublet of solide. See also the form sol, which kept the historical spelling from Old French, even if it came to be pronounced like sou.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sou m (plural sous)

  1. (historical, numismatics) sou (old French coin)
  2. (by extension, chiefly in the plural, colloquial) money; cash
    Tu peux me prêter des sous ?Can you lend me some cash?
  3. (Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
    Ça va être six piastres et vingt-cinq sous, s'il te plaît.That'll be six dollars and twenty-five cents, please.

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Haitian CreoleEdit

PrepositionEdit

sou

  1. on
  2. about, concerning
    • 2019 March 19, “Rankont ann Itali ant Anvwaye Espesyal Etazini ak Larisi sou Kriz Venezuela a”, in Lavwadlamerik[1]:
      Anvwaye espesyal Etazini pou Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, ak vis-minis afè etranjè Larisi, Sergei Ryabkov, ap fè reyinyon nan vil Wòm ann Itali pou yo pale sou sityasyon Venezuela kap agrave.”
      American Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams and Russian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov are meeting in the city of Rome, Italy to talk about "the worsening situation in Venezuela."

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of そう

LinduEdit

NounEdit

sou

  1. house; home

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Finnish savu.

NounEdit

sou

  1. smoke

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

sou

  1. Alternative form of esou

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

sou (Zhuyin ˙ㄙㄡ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sòu.

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.

Old CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin suum.

AdjectiveEdit

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. his, her, its, their

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PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (nonstandard)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sou

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of ser

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Tai *su.A

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

sou (old orthography sou, Sawndip forms 𠈅, , , , , , 𠉑, , )

  1. you (plural)

See alsoEdit

Standard Zhuang personal pronouns
Person Singular Plural
1st exclusive gou dou
inclusive raeuz
2nd mwngz sou
3rd de gyoengqde