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English

Etymology 1

From ne (not) + ā (ever).

Adverb

na (not comparable)
  1. (colloquial) Not.
  2. (colloquial) No.

Etymology 2

Development of Etymology 1, above; compare nah.

Interjection

na

  1. (Geordie) Used to show disagreement or negation.
    "Na, yor wrang."
    "Na, ye cannet watch telly"
  2. Used to show agreement with a negative question.
    "Divn’t yee like milk?" "'Na" (i.e., "No, I don’t like milk.")
  3. (colloquial) No.

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Etymology 3

Abbreviations.

Initialism

na

  1. (linguistics) Noun animate.

Symbol

na

  1. nanoamp

See also


Asturian

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition en (in) + feminine singular article la (the).

Contraction

na f. (masculine nel, neuter no, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nes)

  1. in the

Bosnian

Preposition

na [[Category:Template:lang:bs prepositions|na]]

  1. on
  2. at

Croatian

Preposition

na

  1. on
  2. at

Czech

Pronunciation

Preposition

na

  1. on (location)
  2. for (purpose)
  3. here you are (thing)
  4. at (in the direction of)
    Nekřič na mě.
    Don't shout at me.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Preposition

na

  1. after

Derived terms


Galician

Etymology

From contraction of preposition en (in) + feminine article a (the)

Contraction

na f. (masculine no, masculine plural nos, feminine plural nas)

  1. in the

German

Interjection

na [[Category:Template:lang:de interjections|na]]

  1. well!

Hungarian

Interjection

na

  1. well! let's
    na nem baj - well, it's ok
    na és? - so what?
    na gyerünk - let's go

Irish

Article

na (definite article)

  1. the (nominative plural)
  2. the (genitive feminine singular)
  3. the (genitive plural)
  4. the (dative plural)

Japanese

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Etymology 1

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursiave sōsho style.

Hiragana character

na (romaji [[{{{rom}}}]])

  1. The /na/ syllable.
  2. The twenty-first character in the gojūon ordering of hiragana. The previous character is and the next character is . The equivalent katakana character is .
Related terms

Etymology 2

Noun

na (hiragana )

  1. : a name
  2. : vegetables, greens

Etymology 3

Particle

na (hiragana )

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) indicates emotion or emphasis; added at the end of a sentence
  2. the copula particle used after quasi-adjectives (形容動詞, けいようどうし, keiyōdōshi) to make them function as adjectives.
    人。
    へんひと。
    Hen na hito.
    A strange person.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) used to indicate prohibition; don't
    行く
    いく
    Iku na!
    Don't go!
    ウィキペディアを引用する
    ウィキペディアをいんようする
    Uikipedia o in'yō suru na.
    Don't quote Wikipedia.
Derived terms

Etymology 4

A shortened form of なさい (nasai).

Particle

na (hiragana )

  1. an imperative or command
    あっちへ行き、ぼうや。
    あっちへいき、ぼうや。
    Acchi e ikina, bōya.
    Out of the way boy!
    座りよ。
    すわり'
    Suwarina yo.
    Have a seat.
Usage notes
  • A casual way of issuing commands; attached to the stem of verbs:
    食べ (たべ, tabena); eat!
Synonyms

Latin

Verb form

na [[Category:Template:lang:la verb forms|na]]

  1. Singular imperative of nare., swim!

Lojban

Cmavo

na

  1. Indicates the negation of a sentence.

Mandarin

Verb

na (Pinyin ná)

  1. take

Pronoun

na (Pinyin nà)

  1. that
    na ben shu mài duoshao qian? (nà běn shū mài duōshao qián? 那本书卖多少钱?) — How much is that book?

Pronoun

na (Pinyin nǎ)

  1. which?; what?; how?
    ni xiang mǎi na ben shu? "Which book do you want to buy?"

Pronunciation

Pinyin

na (form of na0 or na5)

  1. : which? where? how?

Pinyin syllable

na

  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.


Northern Sami

Adverb

na

  1. no

Ojibwe

Particle

na

  1. Question marker for yes/no questions. It is always placed after the first word in the sentence. If the first word ends in a vowel, use the particle na; if it ends in a consonant, use ina.

Synonyms


Polish

Pronunciation

Preposition

na (+ locative)[[Category:Template:lang:pl prepositions|na]]

  1. on, in

na (+ accusative)[[Category:Template:lang:pl prepositions|na]]

  1. for, by (a time, date etc.)

Romani

Adverb

na

  1. not

Scottish Gaelic

Particle

na

  1. the (nominative plural)
  2. the (genitive feminine singular)
  3. the (genitive plural)
  4. the (dative plural)

Serbian

Pronunciation

Preposition

na (Cyrillic spelling на)

  1. on
  2. at

Sicilian

Article

na f. (indefinite, singular)

  1. a, an
The Sicilian Indefinite Article
Masculine Feminine
Singular un, nu na

Slovak

Preposition

na (followed by locative šiesty pád)

  1. on (location)

na (followed by accusative štvrtý pád)

  1. for (purpose)

Spanish

Etymology

From enna.

Contraction

na

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) en la

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From Dutch naar.

Preposition

na

  1. to

Swahili

Conjunction

na

  1. and

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish hana, accusative form of hon. In standard Swedish the corresponding dative form (henne, in Old Norse: hænni) instead has taken its place.[1]

Pronoun

na

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) her; Accusative and dative of hon.
    Jo, ja' gav'na brevet.
    Yes, I gave her the letter.

Synonyms

Usage notes

Often merged with previous word. Rarely in written form unless supposed to imitate (dialectal) speech.

See also


Tok Pisin

Conjunction

na

  1. and

Vietnamese

Noun

na

  1. sugar-apple (Annona squamosa)

Alternative forms


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