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Dat

English

Etymology

Representing a dialectal pronunciation of that, including from African American Vernacular English.

Pronunciation

Determiner

dat

  1. (dialectal, nonstandard, African American Vernacular) Pronunciation spelling of that.

Conjunction

dat

  1. (dialectal, nonstandard, African American Vernacular) Pronunciation spelling of that.

Pronoun

dat

  1. (dialectal, nonstandard, African American Vernacular) Pronunciation spelling of that.

Derived terms

Adverb

dat (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal, nonstandard, African American Vernacular) Pronunciation spelling of that.

Anagrams


Cimbrian

Etymology

From Middle High German dat, daz, from Old High German daz, from Proto-Germanic *þat. Cognate with German das, dass, Dutch dat, English that, Faroese tað.

Conjunction

dat

  1. (Sette Comuni) that
    Amme lésten hattar bostant dat ze habenten galummet so borhantan.
    Finally he understood that they were teasing him.

References

  • "dat" in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch dat, from Old Dutch that, from Proto-Germanic *þat, neuter form of *sa.

Cognate with German das, English that.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -?t
  • IPA(key): /d?t/
  • (file)

Determiner

dat

  1. that (neuter); referring to a thing or a person further away.
    dat huis - that house
    dat kind - that child

Inflection

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze deze dit deze
Distal die die dat die
Possessive diens dier diens dier


Derived terms

Pronoun

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that, that there
    Wat is dat?
    What is that?
  2. (by extension, demonstrative, clipping of datzelfde) that same (thig), the aforementioned
    -Voordat je weggaat, zet het afval buiten alsjeblieft!
    -Okee, ik zal dat (doen).
    -Before you leave, take the rubbish out please!
    -Okay, I will do that.
  3. (relative) who, which, that
    Ik ken een meisje dat dat kan.
    I know a girl who can do that.
  4. (exophoric) that, those (regardless of gender and number)
    Dat is een man.
    That is a man.
    Dat zijn mannen.
    Those are men.

Usage notes

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart daar. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.

A preceding comma may alter the meaning of a clause starting with a relative pronoun. Compare the following sentences:

  • Het boek dat wit was, gaf ik terug.
    I returned the book that was white. (The white book specifically, not another)
  • Het boek, dat wit was, gaf ik terug.
    I returned the book, which was white. (The book happened to be white)

Conjunction

dat

  1. that
    Ik zag dat het goed was.
    I saw that it was good.

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: dat

Dutch Low Saxon

Etymology

From Old Saxon that.

Pronunciation

Article

dat n (definite article)

  1. the
    • Dat huus was trechtmakt.
      The house was finished.

Adjective

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Ik mag dat book.
    I like that book.
    ...un dat schapp, weck ümmer leddig was.
    ...and that cabinet, which was always empty.

Conjunction

dat

  1. that

Pronoun

dat

  1. (demonstrative) that

Pronoun

dat n

  1. (relative) which, that

Usage notes

  • Use as a relative pronoun may not exist in all dialects.

Synonyms


German

Alternative forms

  • det (Berlin-Brandenburg)

Etymology

A regional form adopted into colloquial standard German. In western Germany from Central Franconian dat, from northern Middle High German dat, from northern Old High German that, dat, an unshifted relict form possibly due to Frankish influence. In northern Germany from German Low German dat, from Middle Low German dat, from Old Saxon that.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dat/
  • (Berlin-Brandenburg) also IPA(key): /d?t/, /d?t/

Article

dat

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Alternative form of das
    Gibste mir ma' dat Wasser?
    Could you pass me the water?

Pronoun

dat

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Alternative form of das
    Dat weiß ich nich'.
    I don't know that.
  2. (colloquial, dialectal, neuter nominative) it

Conjunction

dat

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Alternative form of dass
    Ich glaub, dat der 'n bisschen übertreibt.
    I believe that he's exaggerating a little.

Usage notes

  • Although found in the native dialects throughout northern and western Germany, the near-exclusive use of dat in colloquial standard German is most typical of the West (chiefly North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate). In the other areas the forms dat and das are used in free variation. In Berlin, the form dit (local form of this) often has replaced dat.

References


German Low German

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Saxon that.

Pronunciation

Article

dat n (definite article)

  1. the
    dat Huus - the house

Adjective

dat n

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Ik mag dat Book.
    I like that book.

Conjunction

dat

  1. that
    S?d ik, dat ik Kauken h?w?
    Did I say that I have cake?

Pronoun

dat

  1. (demonstrative) that
    Kick di dat an!
    [Would you] look at that!

Pronoun

dat n

  1. (relative) which, that
    dat Schipp, dat wi sailt h?bben - the ship that we have sailed

Usage notes

  • Use as a relative pronoun may not exist in all dialects.

Synonyms

See also


Ladin

Etymology

From Latin datus.

Noun

dat m (plural dac)

  1. data
  2. fact

Latin

Verb

dat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of d?

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

Verb

dat

  1. supine of da?

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German that, dat, a northern variety of daz, from Proto-Germanic *þat. Compare Dutch dat, Limburgish dat.

Pronunciation

Determiner

dat n (unstressed d')

  1. neuter singular of deen

Declension

Luxembourgish definite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. deen (den) déi (d') dat (d') déi (d')
dative deem (dem) där (der) deem (dem) deen (den)

Middle Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch that, from Proto-Germanic *þat.

Pronoun

dat

  1. that

Conjunction

dat

  1. that
  2. then, while
  3. if, when
  4. because
  5. so that
  6. insofar as

Descendants

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner

dat

  1. neuter nominative/accusative singular of die

Contraction

dat

  1. Contraction of dat het.

Further reading

  • "dat (I)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • "dat (III)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • "dat (IV)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "dat (I)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page I

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "dat (III)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page III


Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English that.

Determiner

dat

  1. that

Northern Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Samic *tëtë.

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /'tah(t)/

Determiner

dat

  1. it, that, the, the aforementioned

Inflection

Pronominal inflection
Nominative dat
Genitive dan
Singular Plural
Nominative dat dat
Accusative dan daid
Genitive dan daid
Illative dasa daidda
Locative das dain
Comitative dainna daiguin
Essive danin

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse þat.

Pronoun

dat

  1. (dated, dialectal) it; succeeded by det
    Dat varte ikkje lenge.
    It did not last long.
  2. (dated, dialectal) that; succeeded by det
    Dat vil eg ikkje segja deg.
    I will not tell you that.

See also

References


Old High German

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *þat, neuter of *sa ("the"). More at that.

Conjunction

dat

  1. (northern) that

Descendants


Rohingya

Etymology

From Sanskrit ? (danta).

Noun

dat

  1. tooth

Romanian

Etymology

Past participle of da, corresponding to Latin datus.

Verb

dat (past participle of da)

  1. given
    Mi-a dat cartea. - He gave me the book.

Declension

Related terms


Tolai

Alternative forms

  • da (when preceding a verb)

Pronoun

dat

  1. you (many) and I, you (many) and me (first-person inclusive plural pronoun)
    Da vana!
    Let's go!

Declension



Volapük

Conjunction

dat

  1. so that

West Frisian

Pronunciation

Pronoun

dat

  1. that

Further reading

  • "dat (I)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Conjunction

dat

  1. that

Further reading

  • "dat (II)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Determiner

dat

  1. neuter of dy

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