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English

Alternative spellings

  • (North America) ti

Etymology

Altered from si in the 19th century to prevent having two notes of the musical scale starting with the same letter.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
te

Plural
-

te (-)
  1. (music) In solfège, the seventh note of a major scale (the note B in the fixed-do system): si.

Basque

Noun

te

  1. tea.

Classical Nahuatl

Pronoun

te

  1. Alternative spelling of teh.

Danish

Noun

te c.

  1. tea.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adverb

te

  1. indicating excess: too
    Te veel is nooit goed — too much is never good
    te gek! — far out!

Preposition

te

  1. (modifying an infinitive verb) to
    Er is iets te eten — there is something to eat
  2. (archaic) located at, in
    Te Amsterdam: in Amsterdam.

Article

te

  1. (archaic) in idiom; a form of the definite article de
    Te drommel — by Jove.

Usage notes

This preposition used to govern the dative case. It also fused with the dative forms of the definite article:

  • (at, in) ter = te + der for feminine singular.
  • (at, in) ten = te + den in all other cases.

Combinations with the nominative form of the article, like *te het or *te de have never become part of the language. The collapse of the inflection system and the related demise of the distinction between masculine and feminine gender (for most speakers) has pushed this preposition into partial disuse. It does however occur in a fair number of idiomatic expressions, often with fossilized case endings, e.g.:

te elfder ure. — at the eleventh hour.
te eigen bate — for one's own profit.

(Elfder, ure and bate are dative forms of elfde, uur and baat resp.)


Estonian

Pronoun

te (short form of teie)

  1. you (plural and polite form).

Ewe

Noun

te

  1. paternal aunt
  2. yam

Preposition

te

  1. under

Verb

te

  1. to compact
  2. to compress
  3. to sting
  4. to swell

Faroese

Pronunciation

Noun

te n. sing.

  1. tea

Declension

n4s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative te teið
Accusative te teið
Dative te(i) tenum
Genitive tes tesins

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: te
  • Rhymes: -e
  • IPA: [te]

Pronoun

te (stem tei-)

  1. (personal) you (second-person plural; when addressing many persons or when addressing politely or formally one person).

Declension

Usage notes

  • Depending on the context, the pronoun can sometimes be omitted in written language if the text remains fluent – the pronoun is in spoken language practically always used (cf. the usage of sinä, "you" (sg.)).
  • When addressing politely or formally one person in a written form, it is recommendable to capitalize the pronoun, Te, for politeness purposes.
  • When addressing one person, the active past participle must be singular in negative past indicative, in present perfect of all moods both affirmative and negative and past perfect indicative — because there is one person addressed:

Synonyms

Derived terms

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Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

Pronoun

te

  1. you (used as an indirect object)
    Il te donne le livre.: He gives you the book.

Galician

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gl:Template:lang:la derivations]] , dative singular form of .

Pronoun

te accusative (nominative ti, oblique ti, dative che)

  1. you (singular second-person personal pronoun)
  2. yourself (reflexive singular second-person personal pronoun)

See also


Hungarian

Etymology

From the same Uralic root *te as Finnish sinä.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

te (personal)

  1. you (second-person singular, nominative, informal form)

See also


Icelandic

Noun

te n. (te-s)

  1. tea

Derived terms


Irish

Pronunciation

Adjective

te (plural teo, comparative teo)

  1. warm
  2. hot

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
te the dte
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian

Pronoun

te

  1. (emphasised objective of tu) you

See also


Japanese

Noun

te (hiragana )

  1. : hand
  2. : hiragana character te
  3. : katakana character te

Lojban

Cmavo

te (rafsi: ter)

  1. refers to the x3 sumti of the following word

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

te

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having the tone, .

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.


Maori

Article

te

  1. the, the definite article, singular. (Plural: ngā)

Meriam

Noun

te

  1. mouth
  2. door

Norwegian

Noun

te c.

  1. tea.

Romani

Conjunction

te

  1. if

Romanian

Pronoun

te (unstressed accusative and reflexive form of tu)

  1. (direct object) you
    ştii de cât el te iubeşte? - do you know how much he loves you?

See also


Spanish

Etymology

Latin te, accusative of tu

Pronoun

te

  1. you (familar objective case form)
    Te voy hacer tus calzones.... — I’m going to make you shoes (from the song La Cucaracha)

See also

First person:

Second person:

Third person:

Demonstrative:


Swedish

Pronunciation

Alternative spellings

Noun

Inflection for te Singular Plural
Neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative te teet teer teerna
Genitive tes teets teers teernas

te IPA: /teː/

  1. tea.

Homophones


Tongan

Article

te

  1. the (the definite article)

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