Complete Definition of "some"

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English

rank|could|our|than|65|some|other|very|upon

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK&General American|US) IPA|/sÊm/, SAMPA|/sVm/
(Australian English|Australia) IPA|/sam/, SAMPA|/sam/
audio|en-us-some.ogg|Audio (US)

Homophones
sum

Etymology
OE. sum

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. An unspecified quantity or number of.

#:Would you like some grapes?

  1. A considerable quantity or number of.

#:He had edited the paper for some years.

  1. An unspecified or unknown.

#:I've just met some man who said he knew you.

  1. informal a remarkable.

#:He is some acrobat!

Pronoun
some

  1. An indefinite quantity of.

#:Everyone is wrong some of the time.

  1. At least one.

#:Well, at least some came.
Logical negation makes none. Also related to all.

Synonyms
a few

Antonyms
many
none, no

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|بعض (bÉÊá¸)
:Egyptian: ARchar|بعض (bÉÊá¸)
Armenian: Õ«Õ¶Õ¹ Õ¸Ö (inÄ vor)
Chinese Characters: å¹¾, (simplified)å 
Chinese: ä¸äº (yìxiÄ)
Czech: nÄkolik
Dutch: enkele
Esperanto: kelke, kelka (1), kelkaj (2)
Finnish: muutama
French: quelques
German: einige
Hungarian: néhány, némi
Ido: ula, kelka
Italian: qualche
Japanese: ããã¤ãã® (ikutsuka no), ããããã® (ikuraka no)
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Korean: ì´ë¤ (eoddeon)
Kurdish: hin, hinek, hindek, çendek, çend, KUchar|ÙÙâÙÛÚ©
Latin: aliqui m, aliqua f, aliquod n
Maltese: xi
Norwegian: noe (uncountable), noen (countable)
Portuguese: alguns p, algumas f|p
Romanian: niÅte, câteva
Russian: неÑколÑко (néskolâko), некоÑоÑÑй|некоÑоÑÑе (nékotoryje)
Slovak: niekoľko
Spanish: algunos m|p, algunas f|p
Swedish: några
Telugu: à°à±à°¨à±à°¨à°¿ (konni), à°à±à°à°¦à°°à± (koMdaru), à°à±à°à°¤ (koMta)
Tok Pisin: sampela
Turkish: biraz, bazı, yaklaÅık

Related terms
somebody
someday
somehow
someone
something
sometimes
somewhat
somewhere

Category:100 English basic words
Category:English determiners

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