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Albanian

Verb

je

  1. you are (singular, informal)

Bosnian

Etymology

Short form of jeste, from Old Church Slavonic єстъ (estĭ).

Pronunciation

Verb

je [[Category:Template:lang:bs verb forms|je]]

  1. clitic third person singular, present tense of of biti. (to be).
  2. (auxiliary[[Category:Template:lang:bs auxiliary verbs]]) clitic third person singular, used in forming past tenses.

Czech

Pronunciation

Verb

je

  1. Third person singular present tense of být.

Dutch

Etymology 1

Pronoun

je (second person)

  1. Second-person singular, subjective, mute form of jij. (you)
    Wat doe je daar? — What are you doing there?
  2. Second-person singular, objective, mute form of jou. (you)
    Ik doe dit wel voor je. — I'll do this for you.
  3. Second-person plural, subjective, mute form of jullie. (you) (plural)
    Wat doe je daar? — What are you doing there?
  4. Second-person plural, objective, mute form of jullie. (you) (plural)
    Ik doe dit wel voor je. — I'll do this for you.
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Etymology 2

Pronoun

je (second person, possessive)

  1. Second-person singular, mute form of jouw. (your)
    Neem je boek en maak die oefening. — Take your book and do that exercise.
  2. Second-person plural, mute form of jullie. (your) (plural)
    Neem je boek en maak die oefening. — Take your book and do that exercise.
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Etymology 3

Pronoun

je (second person, reflexive)

  1. Second-person singular of je. (yourself)
    Heb je je gewassen? — Did you wash yourself?
  2. Second-person plural of je. (yourselves)
    Hebben jullie je goed voorbereid? — Have you all prepared yourselves well?
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Esperanto

Pronunciation

Preposition

je

  1. An all-purpose preposition.

Usage notes

The preposition je can replace any other preposition and remain grammatically correct, albeit more ambiguous. It is usually clear what meaning is intended based on context.

Without context, Donu ĝin je mi could mean any of the following:

Donu ĝin je [al] mi. — “Give it to me.”
Donu ĝin je [el] mi. — “Give it from me.”
Donu ĝin je [kun] mi. — “Give it with me.”

Without context, La kato saltis je la tablon could mean any of the following:

La kato saltis je [sur] la tablon. — “The cat jumped onto the table.”
La kato saltis je [malsupre] la tablon. — “The cat jumped under the table.”
La kato saltis je [malantaŭ] la tablon. — “The cat jumped behind the table.”

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French

Etymology

Old French gié, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] ego, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵoH. Near cognates include Spanish yo and Italian io. Further cognates include Ancient Greek ἐγώ (egṓ), English I, German ich, etc.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

je (first person singular, plural nous, object me, emphatic moi)

  1. I

German

Etymology

Old High German io.

Adverb

je [[Category:Template:lang:de adverbs|je]]

  1. ever
    Die Rechner sind schneller als je.The computers are faster than ever.
  2. per
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    je mehr, desto besser — “the more the merrier”
    je mehr, umso besser – “the more the merrier“

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Lojban

Particle

je (cmavo)

  1. logical and

Polish

Verb

je [[Category:Template:lang:pl verbs|je]]

  1. Third-person singular of jeść. (to eat), i.e. eats

Slovak

Verb

je

  1. Third-person singular of of byť.
  2. Third-person singular of jesť. (to eat), i.e. eats

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