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en n : half the width of an em [syn: nut]

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /ɛn/, /En/
    Rhymes: -ɛn
en

Noun

  1. The letter N, n.
  2. In typesetting, the width of an average letter in a font.

Prefix

en-
  1. defn English

Preposition

en
  1. Used in various phrases borrowed from French (see "Derived terms" below).
  1. Added to some adjectives to form intransitive verbs meaning "to become (the adjective)" and transitive verbs meaning "to make (the adjective").
    redden
    deafen
  1. Used to form the plural of some irregular nouns.
    oxen

Catalan

Etymology 1

Unknown

Article

  1. definite article used before masculine given names that begin with a consonant
Synonyms

Contraction

Usage notes

  • Before a vowel, l' is used: en Josep, l'Albert.
  • The use of el in this sense is more and more frequent in modern Catalan.

Etymology 2

From in.

Preposition

  1. in

Etymology 3

From inde.

Pronoun

  1. represents an indeterminate number or quantity of a given noun
  2. represents a place (associated with the action described by the verb) that would be introduced by the preposition de
  3. replaces a phrase introduced by the preposition de
  4. replaces the object of a causative verb

Usage notes

  • En cannot be used more than once as the object of a given verb.
  • While en is usually used to replace phrases beginning with the prepostion de, adverbial phrases (eg de pressa) are replaced with hi.
  • En is sometimes used instead of ho to replace an adjective or indefinite noun as the predicate of a verb.
  • En is sometimes used popularly to add emphasis to a sentence: in this sense, it has no translation in English.
  • When en is used as a preposition to introduce the object of a verb, this object is replaced not by en but by hi:
    No crec en Déu → No hi crec.

See also

Danish

Pronoun

  1. one, a (nominative common)

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /ɛn/

Conjunction

en
  1. and
    De oude man en de zee.
    The Old Man and the Sea.
  2. well, so
    En, hoe gaat het ermee?
    Well, how're you doing?
    En?
    Well?
    En, wat zou dat?
    So what?
  3. plus, and
    Drie en vier is zeven.
    Three plus four is seven.

See also

Esperanto

Preposition

en
  1. in, within, inside
    Ĝi estas en la domo. It is in (within, inside) the house.
  2. into (when followed by a noun or phrase in the accusative case)
    Li iras en la domon. He goes into the house.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: en
  • lang=fi|[en]

Verb

en
  1. The first-person singular form of the negation verb. The English translations include do not/don’t and not (with auxiliary verbs and be).

Conjugation

  • The negative verb has no infinitive form. The negative verb is the same with indicative, conditional and potential mood and, with those moods, it is conjugated only in person. (For the negative verb in the imperative mood, see älä/älköön/älkäämme/älkää/älkööt — the first person singular, naturally, does not have an imperative form. An archaic optative mood has a second-person singular form, ällös.)

Usage notes

  • The negative verb is used with the connegative form of the main verb. That form is identical to the second-person singular imperative in the indicative present. The potential mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -ne-, and the conditional mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -isi-. In the indicative past, conditional past and potential past, the active past participle singular (ending -ut/-yt) is used. The connegative form of the main verb is always used without the personal suffix.
  • Usage of en:
  • Indicative:
  • Minä näen. (I see.) -> Minä en näe. (I do not see.)
  • Minä näin. (I saw.) -> Minä en nähnyt. (I did not see.)
  • Minä olen nähnyt. (I have seen.) -> Minä en ole nähnyt. (I have not seen.)
  • Minä olin nähnyt. (I had seen.) -> Minä en ollut nähnyt. (I had not seen.)
  • Conditional:
  • Minä näkisin. (I would see.) -> Minä en näkisi. (I would not see.)
  • Minä olisin nähnyt. (I would have seen.) -> Minä en olisi nähnyt. (I would not have seen.)
  • Potential:
  • Minä nähnen. (I probably see.) -> Minä en nähne. (I probably do not see.)
  • Minä lienen nähnyt. (I have probably seen.) -> Minä en liene nähnyt. (I have probably not seen.)

Anagrams

French

Pronunciation

Pronoun

en
  1. Used as the object of a verb to indicate an indefinite quantity.
    J'ai trois livres. Jen ai trois. — I have three books.
    Il y a beaucoup de chambres. Il y en a beaucoup. — There are many rooms.
  1. Adverbial preposition indicating movement away from a place already mentioned. En replaces the partitive article (du, de la, etc.)
    Elle vient de Barcelone. Elle en vient. — She comes from Barcelona.

Preposition

en
  1. in (used mostly to indicate distance in time or space)

Icelandic

Adverb

en
  1. how

Conjunction

en
  1. but
    Bjóðum Önnu en ekki Björk.
    Let's invite Anna but not Björk.
    Ég ætla að brauð en ekki mjólk.
    I'll have bread but not milk.
  2. than (with an adjective in the comparative)
    Ég er betri en bróðir minn.
    I'm better than my brother.

Usage notes

Ido

Preposition

en
  1. defn Ido

Japanese

Noun

  1. : circle or yen
  2. : brim or fate
  3. : salt (chemical)
  4. : garden''

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

en
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, ēn, én, ěn, or èn.

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.

Norwegian

Article

en
  1. a; masculine gender

Cardinal number

See én

Synonyms

Old Frisian

Numeral

en

Spanish

Etymology

Latin in

Pronunciation

[en] /en/

Preposition

en
  1. in, at, on
    Estoy en casa - I am at home
    en esta página - on this page
  2. in (a time)
    en la antigüedad - in antiquity
    en 1999 - in 1999
  3. in (a language)
    No conozco esta palabra en francés - I don't know this word in French
    en todos los idiomas - in all languages
  4. (used after some verbs and translated by various prepositions in English)
    Pienso en tí - I think of you.
  5. in (used in various expressions)
    en el sentido - in the sense.
    en nuestro afán - in our eagerness

Swedish

Pronoun

en
  1. One (personal: man, possessive: ens)

Pronoun

en
  1. In the context of "dialectal|lang=sv|strongly colloquial": him; accusative and dative of han
    Jo, ja' gav'en brevet.
    Yes, I gave him the letter.

Etymology

From Old Swedish han, accusative form of han. In standard Swedish the corresponding dative form (honom, in Old Norse: hanum) instead has taken its place.

Synonyms

Usage notes

Often merged with previous word. Rarely in written form unless supposed to imitate (dialectal) speech.

See also

Cardinal number

en
  1. one.

Article

en
  1. the indefinite article, common gender: a, an.

See also

Noun

en

Turkish

Noun

en

West Frisian

Pronunciation

  • /ɛn/

Conjunction

en

Extensive Definition

En or en can mean:
  • N, the fourteenth letter of the Roman alphabet
  • English language
  • En, ISO 639-1 code for English language
  • En (Cyrillic) (Н, н), a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet
  • En (typography), a unit of measurement in typography equivalent to the width of an "n"
  • Engrailed (gene), a gene involved in early embryological development
  • En, direct transliteration of Yen, unit of Japanese currency
  • En (or Ann), an antagonist from the Makaiju episodes of the Sailor Moonanime series
EN may refer to:
en in Czech: EN
en in German: EN
en in Spanish: En
en in Esperanto: En
en in French: EN
en in Korean: EN
en in Icelandic: En
en in Italian: EN
en in Japanese: EN
en in Norwegian: EN
en in Portuguese: EN
en in Kölsch: EN (Watt ėßß datt?)
en in Slovak: En
en in Finnish: En
en in Swedish: EN
en in Thai: EN
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