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Egyptian

Alternative spellings

Hieroglyphic Signage
T21
D36 Z1

T21:D36*Z1

Pronunciation

Adjective

wa

  1. alone

Japanese

Particle

Wikipedia

wa (hiragana )

  1. (the topic particle)

Particle

Wikipedia

wa (hiragana )

  1. a particle used in the end of sentences, which indicates admiration or an emotion connection
    あなたの髪は長いね!
    あなたのかみはながいね。
    Anata no kami wa nagai wa ne.
    Wow, your hair is so long!
    今、行く
    いま、いく
    Ima, iku wa.
    I'm coming.
    知らない
    しらない
    Shiranai wa.
    I don't know.

Usage notes

  • This particle is mainly used by women.
  • The particle conveys a certain deference to the speaker's wishes and emotions.

Noun

wa (hiragana )

  1. : a ring

Counter

wa (hiragana )

  1. : a counter for birds (and rabbits)
  2. : a counter for TV episodes

Kashubian

Pronoun

wa

  1. you (second-person plural)

Mandarin

Pinyin

wa (form of wa0 or wa5)

  1. : vomit; cry of an infant

Pinyin syllable

wa

  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.


Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *wai, whence also Old High German , Old Norse vei

Noun

n.

  1. woe

Scots

Etymology

Old English wall.

Noun

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Singular
wa

Plural
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  1. wall

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