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DU, Du, or du may refer to:

Universities and education

Music

  • "Du" (song), a song by Peter Maffay, later covered by David Hasselhoff

Computing

  • Dial-up, a form of Internet access via telephone lines
  • du (Unix), a standard Unix program used to estimate the file space usage

Companies

  • du (telco), a United Arab Emirates telecommunication company
  • Hemus Air (IATA airline designator), based in Sofia, Bulgaria

Names

Miscellaneous


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Amanab

Noun

du

  1. a kind of bird

Breton

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *dubu- (black) < Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (black).

Adjective

du

  1. black

Proper noun

du

  1. November

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂ (you).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /du/, [d̥u]

Pronoun

du (accusative and dative dig)

  1. (personal) you (informal sg.)

See also

  • De (formal counterpart)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse duga.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /duː/, [d̥uːˀ]

Verb

du (imperative du, present dur or duer, past duede, past participle duet)

  1. be good
  2. be fit

Dena'ina

Particle

du

  1. interrogative particle (placed at the end of the sentence to make a question)

Esperanto

Esperanto cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3   > 
    Cardinal : du
    Ordinal : dua

Etymology

Latin duo or Lithuanian du

Pronunciation

Cardinal number

du

  1. (cardinal) two

French

Pronunciation

Contraction

du

  1. contraction of de + le (of the).
  2. contraction of de + le, forms the partitive article.
    The partitive article signifies "some", but it often is not translated in English, Dutch, or German.

Homophones


German

Etymology

Old High German du, akin to Old Saxon thu and English thou.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

du, also Du

  1. (personal) you (sg., informal, friends, relatives).

Inflection

The genitive case deiner is more and more rarely used in modern German.

  • The genitive case deiner does not express ownership, so one must not mix it up with the possessive pronoun dein, which is declined by gender, singular/plural and case.

Ido

Cardinal number

du

  1. (cardinal) two (2)

Kurdish

Cardinal number

du

  1. (cardinal) two (2)

Lithuanian

Cardinal number

du m. (feminine dvi)

  1. (cardinal) two (2)

Declension


Lojban

Etymology

Derived from dunli.

Pronunciation

Cmavo

du

  1. (identity selbri) x1 equals x2, x3, x4, ...
    • li pa su'i vo du li mu (1+4=5)

See also


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

du

  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.


Norman

Noun

du

  1. duke

Norwegian

Pronoun

du

  1. you (familiar sg)
Inflection
nominative du
object deg
reflexive degselv
genitive din m., di f. or ditt n.

Old High German

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *thu, whence also Old English þu, Old Norse þú

Pronoun

du

  1. you (sing.)

Romanian

Pronunciation

Verb

du

  1. second-person singular imperative form of duce.
    Du-te acasă.
    Go home.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

du

  1. (personal) you (familiar sg.).
  2. (personal) thou.

Usage notes

While du is the traditionally familiar mode of address, it is since the early '70s the standard in almost all circumstances, possibly capitalized in formal communications. Recently, use of the second-person plural pronoun ni as a less familiar (and thus more formal) pronoun has appeared to some extent, but mainly amongst shopkeepers towards the customers.

The same pronoun ni has also been used historically as a formal way of address, but its use has (in particular in Sweden, not so much in Swedish-speaking parts of Finland) been restricted to addressing people of lower social status, whereby a plethora of different constructions were employed as to avoid the issue of pronouns whatsoever. See also the article about T-V distinction in Wikipedia.


Welsh

Adjective

du (formal plural duon, comparative duach, superlative duaf)

  1. black
    Mae ganddo fo fwstash du - He has a black mustache

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
du ddu nu unchanged

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Yanli Du article)

From Wikispecies

Yanli Du (Y.Du)


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