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A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [nʲiː]

Noun

  1. washing
  2. Verbal noun of nigh.

Declension

Fourth declension

Bare forms (no plural of this noun)

Case Singular
Nominative
Vocative a
Genitive
Dative

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular
Nominative an
Genitive na
Dative leis an

don

Particle

  1. not

Usage notes

Triggers lenition of a following consonant. Not used in the past tense except for some irregular verbs. Takes the dependent form of irregular verbs.

Related terms

  • cha (dialectal form)
  • níor (used in the past tense with regular and some irregular verbs)

Mandarin

Pinyin

(form of ni2 with diacritic)

  1. : feeble, tiny, young and weak
  2. : interrogative or emphatic final
  3. : mud, mire; to paste, to plaster
  4. : In ancient times similar to the " mire ".
  5. : family name
  6. : a new-born child the whimper of an infant
  7. : Buddhist nun; transliteration for "ni" (e.g. 尼日尔)
  8. :
  9. : shy, timid, bashful; look ashamed
  10. : mud, mire; earth, clay; plaster
  11. :
  12. :
  13. : lion; wild beast; wild horse
  14. :
  15. : unhulled rice
  16. :
  17. :
  18. : reflection of rainbow
  19. :
  20. : lion; wild beast; wild horse
  21. :
  22. : a cross bar at end of a carriage pole
  23. : state in Shandong province
  24. : titanium
  25. : rainbow; variegated, colored
  26. :
  27. , : Cryptobranchus japonicus; a salamander
  28. : fawn, young deer
  29. : teeth grown in old age

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