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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Chinese ().

Noun

Singular
li

Plural
li

li (li)
  1. A traditional Chinese unit of distance, now standardized to 500 metres.
Translations
  • Chinese:
  • Dutch: li
  • French: li m.

Etymology 2

From Chinese 市厘 ().

Noun

Singular
li

Plural
li

li (li)
  1. A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.

Etymology 3

From Chinese ().

Noun

Singular
li

Plural
li

li (li)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.

Etymology 4

From Chinese ().

Noun

Singular
li

Plural
li

li (li)
  1. An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.

Albanian

Noun

li f.

  1. smallpox.

Bosnian

Particle

li (interrogative)

  1. question forming interrogative particle

Croatian

Particle

li (interrogative)

  1. question forming interrogative particle

Dutch

Noun

li

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

Esperanto

Pronoun

li

  1. Template:personal pronoun he, him.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

li m.

  1. li (Chinese unit of distance).

Italian

Homophones

Pronoun

li

  1. them.

Related terms


Kurdish

Preposition

li

  1. in:
    li Kurdistanê (in Kurdistan)
  2. li ser: on:
    li ser maseyê (on the table)

Lojban

Cmavo

li

  1. indicates that the next word is a number used as a sumti

Mandarin

Preposition

li (Pinyin li)

  1. in; inside
    zhe jian yiyuan li you hen duo bingren. "There are many patients in this hospital."

Pinyin

li (form of li0 or li5)

  1. :
  2. : a black stone like jade; jet

Pinyin syllable

li

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old French

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fro:Template:lang:la derivations]] ille.

Pronunciation

Article

li

  1. the (masculine nominative singular and plural)

Descendants

  • French: le

Polish

Suffix

li

  1. (marks the past tense when added to the end of a verb).

Romanian

Pronoun

li (dative form of ele; form of le)

  1. to them

Usage notes

This word is used when le (which is dative) is combined with the following accusatives:

  • îl (the accusative of el, contracted as li-l)
  • îi (the accusative of ei, contracted as li-i)
  • le (the accusative of ele)
  • se (the reflexive accusative of all third-person pronouns)

See also


Serbian

Particle

li (interrogative)

  1. question forming interrogative particle

Cyrillic spelling


Sicilian

Article

li m., f. pl.

  1. the
The Sicilian Definite Article
Masculine Feminine
Singular lu, û la, â
Plural li, î li, î

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