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Breton

Noun

le (plural leou)

  1. vow

French

Etymology

Old French li, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] ille.

Pronunciation

Article

le m. (feminine la, masculine and feminine plural les)

  1. the
    Le
  2. (used before abstract nouns; not translated in English)
  3. (before parts of the body) the; my, your, etc.
    Il s’est cassé la jambe — He has broken his arm
  4. (before units) a, an
    cinquante kilomètres à l’heure — fifty kilometres an hour

Usage notes

  • le becomes l’ before a vowel or an unaspirated h.
    l’amour — love
    l’homme — the man
  • de le is never used: contracted into du.
  • à le is never used: contracted into au.
    Il a une cicatrice au visage — He has a scar on the face or He has a scar on his face

Pronoun

le m. (feminine la, masculine and feminine plural les)

  1. him (direct object)
  2. it
  3. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English)
    Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi — I am small and he is too ("he is it too", i.e., "he is small too")

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Adverb

le

  1. down

Interlingua

Article

le

  1. the

Usage notes

  • de le is contracted into del.
  • a le is contracted into al.

Pronoun

le m. (plural les)

  1. him (direct object)
    Io le appella mi amico — I call him my friend.

Irish

Pronunciation

Preposition

Person Normal Emphatic
1st person sing. liom liomsa
2d person sing. leat leatsa
3d sing. masc. leis leis-sean
3d sing. fem. léi léise
1st person pl. linn linne
2d person pl. libh libhse
3d person pl. leo leosan

le

  1. with

Usage notes

Prefixes h to a following vowel-initial word.

Used in conjunction with the copula particle is to indicate possession:

  • Is liomsa an hata – "The hat is mine; the hat belongs to me"
  • is le Cáit an peann luaidhe – "The pencil is Cáit's; the pencil belongs to Cáit"

Alternative forms

Form used before definite article: leis, as leis an mbuachaill "with the boy", leis na cailíní "with the girls".


Italian

Article

le f. (plural)[[Category:Template:lang:it articles|le]]

  1. the

Pronoun

le [[Category:Template:lang:it pronouns|le]]

  1. her, to her
    Le ho detto che la amo — I told her that I love her.
    Le ho dato la lettera — I gave her the letter or I gave the letter to her
  2. (usually capitalised as Le to avoid confusion with le meaning "her") (formal) you, to you
    Le ho detto il mio nome — I told you my name
    Le ho dato la lettera — I gave you the letter or I gave the letter to you

Pronoun

le [[Category:Template:lang:it pronouns|le]]

  1. (third person plural feminine) them

Lojban

Cmavo

le

  1. refers to the x1 sumti of the following word and indicates that the thing the speaker talks about in the following word is just called that way by the speaker and is not necessarily really the thing that is usually described by the word

Mandarin

Particle

le (Pinyin le)

  1. (indicating a new situation)
    hao le. It's O.K. now.
  2. (indicating completed action)
    wo zhi qingle yi wei keren. I invited only one guest.
    Zhongguo Sichuan fashengle qianglie dizhen. — A strong earthquake has happened in Sichuan, China.
    (Zhōngguó Sìchuān fāshēngle qiángliè dìzhèn. — 中国四川发生了强烈地震.)

Pronunciation

Pinyin

le (form of le0 or le5)

  1. :
  2. :
  3. : to finish; aspect particle of completed action
    (indicating a new situation) Hǎo le — It’s okay now.
    (indicating completed action) Wǒ zhǐ qǐngle yī wèi kèren — I invited only one guest.

Pinyin syllable

le

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three 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.


Meriam

Etymology

Rotuman

Noun

le

  1. person

Norwegian

Verb

le

  1. To laugh.

Conjugation



Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

Preposition

le (adds h to vowels)

  1. with

Alternative forms

Form used before definite article: leis, as leis a' bhalach "with the boy", leis na caileagan "with the girls"

Inflected forms:


Spanish

Etymology

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

Pronoun

le

  1. To him, for him (dative form of él)
    Mi mamá va a escribirle una carta a mi hermano. — My mom is going to write a letter to my brother.
  2. To her, for her (dative form of ella)
    Le dio un beso a Ana. — He gave Ana a kiss.
  3. To you, for you (dative form of usted, ello, lo)
    ¿A usted le gustan los caballos? — Do you like horses?

Usage notes

Though le is usually the indirect object form of the direct object pronouns lo/la, it is often used as a direct object as well...e.g., «yo le creo» (I believe him/her); «le gusta...» (he/she likes...). Note that when a sentence contains a noun that is an indirect object, a redundant indirect object le (or its plural form les) is also required; for example «yo le daré el libro a Jorge» (literally, "I will give him the book to Jorge"), where him/le corresponds to Jorge. This apparent redundancy, while seemingly pointless, is obligatory. Both of the object pronouns le and les become se when followed by the direct object lo/la/los/las; hence, «yo se lo daré» (I will give it/them to him/her/them) rather than «yo le/les lo daré», which would be grammatically incorrect.

See also

  • Spanish pronouns

First person:

Second person:

Third person:

Demonstrative:


Swedish

Pronunciation

Verb

Conjugations of le
Infinitive le
Present tense ler
Past tense log
Supine lett
Imperative le
Present participle leende
Past participle -

le

  1. To smile.

Derived terms

See also


Xhosa

Pronunciation

  • /lɛ/

Adjective

le (Class iii/iv)

  1. these

Adjective

le (Class ix/x)

  1. this

Related terms

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