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English

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • qualifier stressed
    • a UK /tuː/, /tu:/
    • a US /tu/, /tu/
  • /tə/, /t@/
  • /tʊ/, /tU/
    Rhymes with: -uː

Homophones

Particle

  1. A particle used to mark the following verb as an infinitive.
    I want to leave.
    He asked me what to do.
    I don’t know how to say it.
    To err is human.

Translations

infinitive-marker
  • Albanian: , për të
  • Catalan: a
  • Czech: Infinitive is marked by an extension, not a marker.
  • Danish: at
  • Dutch: te
  • French: -er, -re, -ir
  • German: zu, -en
  • Greek: (extension) -σει
  • Hungarian: (extension) -ni
  • Icelandic: að
  • Italian: -are, -ere, -ire
  • Norwegian: å
  • Persian: (-dæn), (-tæn)
  • Romanian: a
  • Russian: (suffix) -ать, -ять, -еть, -ить
  • Scots: tae
  • Spanish: -ar, -er, -ir
  • Swedish: att

Preposition

  1. In the direction of, and arriving at (indicating destination).
    We are walking to the shop.
  2. Used after certain adjectives to indicate a relationship.
    similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her.
  3. Used to indicate ratios.
    one to one = 1:1
    ten to one = 10:1.
  4. Used to indicate the indirect object.
    I gave the book to him.
  5. (time) Preceding
    ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).

Translations

in the direction of, and arriving at
  • Arabic: (íla), (ʕála)
  • Catalan: a, cap a
  • Chinese: (dào)
  • Cornish:
    Kernewek Kemmyn: dhe (sometimes yn)
  • Czech: k, ke, ku, do
  • Dutch: naar
  • Esperanto: al
  • Finnish: expressed with the case of the headword, often allative case
  • French: à
  • German: nach, zu, in
  • Greek: προς (pros), σε (se)
  • Hebrew: אל (el), ...ל (le-), ...ב (bi-)
  • Hungarian: -hoz/-höz/-hez (allative, arriving at), felé (postposition, in the direction of)
  • Indonesian: ke, sampai, hingga, kepada
  • Interlingua: a
  • Irish: chuig, chun
  • Italian: a, in, per
  • Japanese: へ, まで
  • Korean: 으로
  • Latin: ad
  • Lithuanian: į
  • Maltese: lil, lejn, lill-, lil-
  • Novial: a
  • Persian: (be)
  • Portuguese: a, para
  • Romanian: la, către, spre
  • Russian: на; в, к (k) (words consisting of a consonant)
  • Slovene: k or h (if the next word begins with a "k" or "g"), proti
  • Spanish: a hacia
  • Swedish: till
  • Turkish: -e, -a, -ye, -ya
used after certain adjectives to indicate a relationship
  • Catalan: a
  • Czech: k, ke
  • Dutch: tegen, aan, met
  • French: à
  • Greek: με
  • Italian: a
  • Maltese: għal
  • Persian: (be)
  • Portuguese: com
  • Romanian: cu
  • Spanish: a
  • Swedish: till, med (protagonistic relation), mot (antagonistic relation)
used to indicate ratios
  • Catalan: a
  • Chinese: (bǐ)
  • Czech: ku
  • Dutch: tegen
  • Greek: προς
  • Italian: a, per
  • Japanese: に, cs=JAchar
  • Romanian: la
  • Slovene: proti
  • Spanish: a
  • Swedish: till
used to indicate the indirect object

See also

Adverb

  1. misspelling of too
  2. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
    Please would you push the door to.

Synonyms

  • (toward a closed, touching or engaging position): closed, shut

Antonyms

  • (toward a closed, touching or engaging position): open, ajar

Czech

Pronunciation

Pronoun

to

Danish

Cardinal number

to

Ewe

Noun

to

Verb

to
  1. to crush
  2. to pound

Finnish

abbreviation Finnish

to (from torstai)

Japanese

Particle

  1. and; with
  2. (used after certain nouns, forms an adverb)
  3. if
  4. when

Norwegian

Cardinal number

to

Polish

Pronunciation

  • /tɔ/

Pronoun

to

See also

Slovene

Pronoun

to
  1. In the context of "demonstrative": this

Vietnamese

Adjective

to

Extensive Definition

To or to may refer to:
  • a grammatical particle used in forming the English verbal infinitive
  • .to, the country code top-level domain for Tonga
  • To, Burkina Faso, one of the 7 departments of the Sissili Province of Burkina Faso
  • Johnnie To, Hong Kong film director and producer
  • Nihonto - Japanese word for "sword".
  • Teraoctet, a unit of information or computer storage
TO may stand for:
to in German: TO
to in Esperanto: To
to in French: TO
to in Korean: TO
to in Italian: TO
to in Japanese: TO
to in Kölsch: TO (Watt ėßß datt?)
to in Simple English: To
to in Slovenian: TO
to in Finnish: To
to in Swedish: TO (olika betydelser)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

against, as far as, en route to, for, headed for, in, in consideration of, in contemplation of, in order to, in passage to, in transit to, into, on, on route to, over against, so, so as to, so that, till, toward, towards, until, unto, up, up to, upon, versus
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