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Albanian

Adjective

ri

  1. young

Esperanto

Pronoun

ri (accusative rin)

  1. A proposed gender-neutral singular third-person personal pronoun—he or she
    Ri estas alta. He/she is tall.
    Usage note - An experimental and evidently defunct on-line form not actually used in speech, where it interferes with verbs beginning with ri-. Comparable to English xe and sie. (See riism.)

French

Pronunciation

Verb form

ri

  1. past participle of rire

Japanese

Noun

ri (hiragana )

  1. : hiragana letter ri
  2. : katakana letter ri

Lojban

Cmavo

ri

  1. (pro-sumti) the most recent sumti
    pu catra le ninmu fa la karl .i ri ca pinfu
    Karl has killed the woman. He is now a prisoner.

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

ri

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having either of two 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.


Portuguese

Verb form

ri

  1. third-person singular indicative present of rir
  2. first-person singular indicative preterite of rir
  3. second-person singular imperative of rir

Scottish Gaelic

Preposition

ri

  1. with
  2. Used before a noun or verbal noun to mean "up to" or "involved in"
    • Bha clann sin ri mì-mhodh. (These children were up to no-good.)
  3. In the Lewis dialect, ri is used instead of ag or a' before a verbal noun to form participles
    • Tha mi ri seinn. (I am singing - as opposed to Tha mi a' seinn, which has the same meaning)

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