See also: Appendix:Variations of "sou"
sou (plural sous)
- An old French copper coin.
- (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
- (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
- I do not care a sou for your excuses.
- second-person plural present indicative form of ser
- second-person plural imperative form of ser
- Alternative form of so
Inherited from Latin solidus. Doublet of solide.
sou m (plural sous)
- sou (old French coin)
- (chiefly in the plural sous, colloquial) money; cash
- Tu peux me prêter des sous ?
- Can you lend me some cash?
- (Quebec, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
- Ça va être six piastres et vingt-cinq sous, s'il te plaît.
- That'll be six dollars and twenty-five cents, please.
- rōmaji reading of そう
- IPA(key): /zəʊ/ (basic form)
- IPA(key): /zu/ (reduced)
- Rhymes: -əʊ
- Alternative form of esou
sou (Zhuyin ㄙㄡ˙)
- Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
- Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
- Nonstandard spelling of sòu.
- English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
- first-person singular (eu) present indicative of ser
- 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 589:
- Sou excepcionalmente famoso.
- I am exceptionally famous.