Complete Definition of "ai"

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English

Etymology 1
Onomatopoeia.

Interjection
ai

  1. An expression of pity, pain, anguish etc.

Etymology 2
Originated 1685–95, from Brazilian Portuguese aï, from Tupi.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɑːɪ/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, inhabiting forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil.

References
R:American Heritage 2000|ai
R:Dictionary.com|ai

Category:English two-letter words


Albanian

Pronoun
ai

  1. he

Category:Albanian pronouns


Apalaí

Noun
ai

  1. penis.

Category:Apalaí nouns


Finnish

Pronunciation
Hyphenation: ai
Rhymes: Rhymes:Finnish:-ɑi|-ɑi
IPA|[ɑi]

Interjection
fi-int

  1. ouch!
  2. oh!

#:Ai, se olitkin sinä! (Oh, it was you!)

Synonyms
(ouch) aih, au, auts.


French

Verb
ai

  1. First-person singular indicative present of avoir.

#:J'ai un chien.
#:I have a dog.

Category:French first person singular present indicative forms


Italian

Etymology
prep a#Italian|a + article i#Italian|i

Contraction
ai

  1. at the, to the (+ a masculine noun in plural).

Category:Italian contractions

Homophones
hai


Japanese

ja-attention|Romaji header should be replaced with POS header|key=p

Romaji
romaji|あい

  1. ja-def|愛 love

Kriol

Etymology
(noun) from English eye.
(pronoun) from English I.
(adjective) from English high.

Noun
ai

  1. eye.
  2. headlight of a car.
  3. seed.

Pronoun
ai

  1. I.

Adjective
ai

  1. high, tall.

Category:Kriol adjectives
Category:Kriol nouns
Category:Kriol pronouns


Kuna

Noun
ai

  1. friend

Mandarin
Pronunciation
IPA|[ ai ]

Adjective
cmn-adj|p|pinǎi|pintai3|tas=矮

  1. short.

Noun
cmn-noun|p|pinài|pintai4|tra愛|sim爱|rs=心09

  1. love.

Verb
cmn-verb|p|pinài|pintai4|tra愛|sim爱|rs=心09

  1. to love; to be fond of.

Usage notes
When used for people, ài usually refers to romantic love. When used like this, older Mandarin speakers often describe the use of this term as overly 肉麻 (ròumá, adj. something that gives you the creeps, disgusting). For this reason, the word zh-ts|喜歡|喜欢 (xǐhuān, to like) might be used instead. Using the word xǐhuān literally means like, but when used in a romantic context (especially boyfriend/girlfriend), it actually means love. However, younger Mandarin speakers seem to have been influenced somewhat by Western culture, and are now using the verb ài much more often than was socially acceptable in the past.
矮: HSK beginning Mandarin
zh-ts|愛|爱: HSK beginning Mandarin

Pinyin syllable
ai

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, āi, ái, ǎi, or ài.

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.

Category:Mandarin pinyin


Piemontese

Noun
ai

  1. garlic

Category:Piemontese nouns


Rohingya

Verb
ai

  1. come

Category:Rohingya verbs


Romanian
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Etymology
From the L.|ro allium / alium.

Article
ai (masculine plural possessive article)

  1. of

#:prieteni ai lui sunt interesanţi - his friends are interesting.

See also
al (masculine/neuter singular)
a (feminine singular)
ale (feminine/neuter plural)

Category:Romanian articles

Noun
ro-noun|gendm|plai

  1. garlic

Declension
ro-noun-m|plai|defaiul

Derived terms
aior

Related terms
usturoi
mujdei
ceapă

Category:ro:Plants

Verb
ro-verbform|avea|person2s|timepresent|tense=ind

#(you) have

Verb
ro-verbform|avea|person2s|timepres|tense=sub

#(you) have

Verb
ro-aux|avea|person2s|tensec

  1. (you) would

#:ai fi murit dacă îţi spusesem
#::you would have died if I'd told you


Seri

Noun
ai

  1. his father.

Preposition
ai

  1. still (used with nominalized third person verbs)

Category:Seri nouns
Category:Seri prepositions


Tok Pisin
Etymology
From English eye#English|eye.

Noun
ai

  1. eye.
  2. hole, opening, lid.
  3. tip.

Category:Tok Pisin nouns


Torres Strait Creole

Etymology
(pronoun) From English I.
(noun) From English eye.

Pronoun
ai

  1. I (see also mi).

Noun
ai

  1. eye.

Category:tcs:Anatomy
Category:Torres Strait Creole nouns
Category:Torres Strait Creole pronouns


Vietnamese

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɐːj˦/

Pronoun
ai

  1. who|Who.
  2. whoever|Whoever.
  3. someone|Someone else.
  4. one#Pronoun|One.
  5. context|Rhetorically nobody|Nobody.

Category:Vietnamese pronouns


Volapük

Adverb
ai

  1. always.
  2. at all times.
  3. constantly (habitually).
  4. ever (always).
  5. habitually.

Adverb
ai (laidio)

  1. forever

Category:Mammals
Category:Volapük adverbs

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