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English

Pronunciation

Abbreviation

en

  1. English

Noun

Singular
en

Plural
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en ({{{1}}})
  1. The name of the letter N, n.
    The ems and ens at the beginnings and ends.
  2. In typesetting, the width of an average letter in a font, equal to half an em.

Derived terms

Translations
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Preposition

en

  1. Used in various phrases borrowed from French (see "Derived terms" below).

Derived terms


Asturian

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ast:Template:lang:la derivations]] in.

Preposition

en

  1. in

Usage notes

  • The preposition en contracts to n' before a word beginning with a vowel or h-: n'Asturies (in Asturias), n'honor (in honor)

Derived terms


Breton

Contraction

en

  1. e (preposition "in") + un (indefinite article "a(n)")
  2. e (preposition "in") + an (definite article "the")

Catalan

Etymology 1

Unknown

Article

en

  1. (informal) definite article used before masculine given names that begin with a consonant
Synonyms

Contraction

en

Usage notes

  • Before a vowel, l' is used: en Josep, l'Albert.
  • The use of el in this sense is more and more frequent in modern Catalan.

Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] in.

Preposition

en

  1. in

Etymology 3

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] inde.

Pronoun

en (unstressed personal, enclictic -ne)

  1. represents an indeterminate number or quantity of a given noun
  2. represents a place (associated with the action described by the verb) that would be introduced by the preposition de
  3. replaces a phrase introduced by the preposition de
  4. replaces the object of a causative verb
Proclictic
Enclictic

Usage notes

  • En cannot be used more than once as the object of a given verb.
  • While en is usually used to replace phrases beginning with the prepostion de, adverbial phrases (eg de pressa) are replaced with hi.
  • En is sometimes used instead of ho to replace an adjective or indefinite noun as the predicate of a verb.
  • En is sometimes used popularly to add emphasis to a sentence: in this sense, it has no translation in English.
  • When en is used as a preposition to introduce the object of a verb, this object is replaced not by en but by hi:
    No crec en DéuNo hi crec.

See also


Crimean Tatar

Noun

  • en
  1. width

Danish

Pronoun

en

  1. one, a (nominative common)


This Danish entry was created from the translations listed at one. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see en in the Danish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


Dutch

Pronunciation

Conjunction

en

  1. and
    De oude man en de zee.
    The Old Man and the Sea.
  2. well, so
    En, hoe gaat het ermee?
    Well, how're you doing?
    En?
    Well?
    En, wat zou dat?
    So what?
  3. (mathematics) plus, and
    Drie en vier is zeven.
    Three plus four is seven.

Derived terms

See also


Esperanto

Preposition

en

  1. in, within, inside
    Ĝi estas en la domo. It is in (within, inside) the house.
  2. into (when followed by a noun or phrase in the accusative case)
    Ri iras en la domon. He goes into the house.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [en]
  • Hyphenation: en

Verb

en

  1. The first-person singular form of the negation verb. The English translations include do not/don’t and not (with auxiliary verbs and be).

Conjugation

  • The negative verb has no infinitive form. The negative verb is the same with indicative, conditional and potential mood and, with those moods, it is conjugated only in person. (For the negative verb in the imperative mood, see älä/älköön/älkäämme/älkää/älkööt — the first person singular, naturally, does not have an imperative form. An archaic optative mood has a second-person singular form, ällös.)
singular plural
first person en emme
second person et ette
third person ei eivät

Usage notes

  • The negative verb is used with the connegative form of the main verb. That form is identical to the second-person singular imperative in the indicative present. The potential mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -ne-, and the conditional mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -isi-. In the indicative past, conditional past and potential past, the active past participle singular (ending -ut/-yt) is used. The connegative form of the main verb is always used without the personal suffix.
  • Usage of en:
  • Indicative:
  • Minä näen. (I see.) -> Minä en näe. (I do not see.)
  • Minä näin. (I saw.) -> Minä en nähnyt. (I did not see.)
  • Minä olen nähnyt. (I have seen.) -> Minä en ole nähnyt. (I have not seen.)
  • Minä olin nähnyt. (I had seen.) -> Minä en ollut nähnyt. (I had not seen.)
  • Conditional:
  • Minä näkisin. (I would see.) -> Minä en näkisi. (I would not see.)
  • Minä olisin nähnyt. (I would have seen.) -> Minä en olisi nähnyt. (I would not have seen.)
  • Potential:
  • Minä nähnen. (I probably see.) -> Minä en nähne. (I probably do not see.)
  • Minä lienen nähnyt. (I have probably seen.) -> Minä en liene nähnyt. (I have probably not seen.)

Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

Pronoun

en

  1. Used as the object of a verb to indicate an indefinite quantity.
    J'ai trois livres. J'en ai trois. — I have three books.
    Il y a beaucoup de chambres. Il y en a beaucoup. — There are many rooms.
  1. Adverbial preposition indicating movement away from a place already mentioned. En replaces the partitive article (du, de la, etc.)
    Elle vient de Barcelone. Elle en vient. — She comes from Barcelona.

Preposition

en

  1. in (used mostly to indicate distance in time or space)

Eg: En Pointe ( ballet )


Galician

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gl:Template:lang:la derivations]] in.

Preposition

en

  1. in

Usage notes

The preposition en contracts to n- before articles, before third-person tonic pronouns, and before the determiners algún and outro.

Derived terms


Icelandic

Adverb

en [[Category:Template:lang:is adverbs|en]]

  1. how

Conjunction

en [[Category:Template:lang:is conjunctions|en]]

  1. but
    Bjóðum Önnu en ekki Björk.
    Let's invite Anna but not Björk.
    Ég ætla að brauð en ekki mjólk.
    I'll have bread but not milk.
  2. than (with an adjective in the comparative)
    Ég er betri en bróðir minn.
    I'm better than my brother.

Derived terms

Usage notes


Ido

Preposition

en

  1. in

Japanese

Noun

en (hiragana えん)

  1. : circle or yen
  2. : brim or fate
  3. : salt (chemical)
  4. : garden

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

en

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

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.


Norwegian

Article

en

  1. a; masculine gender

Cardinal number

See én

  1. one

Synonyms


Old Frisian

Numeral

en

  1. one

Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] in

Pronunciation

Preposition

en

  1. in, at, on
    Estoy en casa - I am at home
    en esta página - on this page
  2. in (a time)
    en la antigüedad - in antiquity
    en 1999 - in 1999
  3. in (a language)
    No conozco esta palabra en francés - I don't know this word in French
    en todos los idiomas - in all languages
  4. (used after some verbs and translated by various prepositions in English)
    Pienso en tí - I think of you.
  5. in (used in various expressions)
    en el sentido - in the sense.
    en nuestro afán - in our eagerness

Sranan Tongo

Pronoun

en

  1. he
  2. him

Swedish

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish han, accusative form of han, losing its initial h when unstressed. In standard Swedish the corresponding dative form honom (from Old Norse hánum) instead has taken its place.[1]

Pronoun

en

  1. One (personal: man, possessive: ens)
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) him; accusative and dative of han
    Jo, ja' gav'en brevet.
    Yes, I gave him the letter.
Synonyms
Usage notes

Dialect sense rarely found in written form unless supposed to imitate (dialectal) speech.

See also

Etymology 2

From Old Norse einn.

Cardinal number

en c. (neuter ett)

  1. one.

Article

en c. (neuter ett)

  1. the indefinite article: a, an.

Etymology 3

From earlier ene (sometimes also ener), from Old Norse einir.

Noun

Inflection for en Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative en enen enar enarna
Genitive ens enens enars enarnas

en c.

  1. juniper



Turkish

Noun

en

  1. width
  2. a cachet on an animal or bonded goods

Adverb

en

  1. An adverb which makes the adjective after it superlative. Example:

West Frisian

Pronunciation

Conjunction

en

  1. and


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