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English

Noun

Singular
duo

Plural
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  1. A twosome, especially musicians

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

duo n.

  1. twosome

Interlingua

Cardinal number

duo

  1. two

Italian

Noun

duo m. inv.

  1. duet

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Cognates include Ancient Greek δύο (duo), Sanskrit द्व (dvá) and Old English twā (English two).

Pronunciation

Cardinal number

duo m. pl. (feminine duae, neuter duo); irregular

  1. two
    Dixit duas res ei rubori fuisse.
    He said that two things had abashed him.
    Si versus horum duorum poetarum neglegetis, magna parte litterarum carebitis.
    If you neglect the verses of these two poets, you will miss a great part of literature.
    Ne Hercules quidem adversus duos.
    Not even Hercules fights against two.

Inflection

Irregular. (Note: the word "duo", by definition, has no singular.)

Number Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative duo duae duo
genitive duōrum duārum duōrum
dative duōbus duābus duōbus
accusative duōs / duo duās duo
ablative duōbus duābus duōbus

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Mandarin

Adjective

duo (Pinyin duō, traditional and simplified )

  1. many; much
    zhe fen baozhi you hen duo guanggao. "This newspaper has a lot of advertisement."
    he tai duo kafei dui shenti bu hao. "To drink coffee too much is bad for health."
    women xuexiao de jianshenfang you hen duo tiyu qixie. "There're many sports apparatuses in the gymnasium of our school.
    zhe jian yiyuan li you hen duo bingren. (zhè jiàn yīyuàn li yǒu hěn duō bìngrén. 这间医院里有很多病人.) — There are many patients in this hospital.

Pinyin syllable

duo

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

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.


Swedish

Noun

Inflection for duo Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative duo duon duor duorna
Genitive duos duons duors duornas

duo c.

  1. duo, duet

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