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English

Abbreviation

bu

  1. bushel, a unit of weight or dry measure
  2. stammered version of but, usually spoken when in denial

Acehnese

Noun

bu

  1. rice
  2. commonly used to mean food in general
    Ka lheuh pajôh bu?
    Have you eaten yet?

Crimean Tatar

Pronoun

bu

  1. this

French

Pronunciation

Verb

bu m (f bue, m plural bus, f plural bues)

  1. Past participle of boire.
    J'ai bu deux verres de vin. - I have drunk two glasses of wine.
    As-tu bu? - Have you been drinking?

Lojban

Cmavo

bu

  1. used (either as a suffix or following another word) to form vowel, ".", ",", and non-Lojban letterals

Derived terms

Lojban letterals

Miscellaneous


Mandarin

Adverb

bu (Pinyin bù, traditional and simplified )

  1. not
    wo bu ai chi zhurou. "I don't like to eat pork."
    he tai duo kafei dui shenti bu hao. "To drink coffee too much is bad for health."
  2. no

Pinyin syllable

bu

  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 Norse

Noun

bu

  1. (Western dialect) dwelling.

References


Polish

Interjection

bu

  1. An onomatopeic interjection imitating the sound of crying, usually written with two or more 'u's.

Swedish

Interjection

bu

  1. boo; a loud exclamation intended to scare someone, usually a child.
  2. boo; an exclamation used to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.

Turkish

Pronoun

bu

  1. this

Uzbek

Pronoun

bu (бу)

  1. Demonstrative pronoun used to indicate a thing in the immediate vicinity of the speaker. this.
    • Bu eshik.
      This is a door. / This door.

Woi

Noun

bu

  1. knee

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