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Family holidays and weekends are really brightly colored memories, full of my mother and father, rather than our nannies and au pairs.
Olivia Williams

Meaning of "au" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AU

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AU

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Au is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of au in the English dictionary

The definition of au in the dictionary is Australia.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AU

atypically
au contraire
au courant
au fait
au fond
au gratin
au jus
au lait
au naturel
au pair
au revoir
aua
aubade
Aube
Auber
auberge
aubergine
aubergiste
Aubervilliers
aubretia

Synonyms and antonyms of au in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «au» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AU

Find out the translation of au to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of au from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «au» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

au
570 millions of speakers

English

au
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Au
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاتحاد الافريقي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

а.е.
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

au
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

atypically
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

au
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Atypical
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

au
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

auの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Atypically
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

au
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

atypically
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Atypically
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

atipik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

au
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

au
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

а.о.
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

au
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

au
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

AU
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

au
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

au
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of au

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AU»

The term «au» is very widely used and occupies the 678 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AU» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «au» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «au» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about au

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7 QUOTES WITH «AU»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word au.
1
Herb Caen
The only way to fight a thing like 50 is to stay au courant if it kills you.
2
Genelia D'Souza
When it comes to make-up, I usually go au natural most of the time and opt for a basic blush, lip gloss and kohl for a day look.
3
Barbara Fialho
I lived in Paris for four years, so I am obsessed with pastries. Croissants, pain au chocolat, cakes, macarons, all of that!
4
Devin Kelley
We film 'Resurrection' in Atlanta, where humidity is a force to be reckoned with, especially for those of us who have naturally curly hair. I would love for the au naturel look of the '60s to come back. No make up, no hair products - just sun-kissed skin, freckles, and crazy curls.
5
Malcolm Mclaren
The thing about Paris, it's a great city for wandering around and buying shoes and nursing a cafe au lait for hours on end and pretending you're Baudelaire. But it's not a city where you can work.
6
Charles Saatchi
Artistic credentials are au courant in the important business of being seen as cultured, elegant and, of course, stupendously rich.
7
Olivia Williams
Family holidays and weekends are really brightly colored memories, full of my mother and father, rather than our nannies and au pairs.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AU»

Discover the use of au in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to au and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Au Pair
A British wife and mother’s life is turned upside down when she meets and falls in love with her much younger Afrikaans au pair in this candid memoir.
Michele Macfarlane, 2011
2
Au Juste
This book considers the possibility of ethical political practice after deconstruction.
Jean-François Lyotard, 1985
3
The Au Pairs
Three teenage girls from different backgrounds work for a summer in the Hamptons as au pairs for a wealthy family, and in spite of many ups and downs, all three end up changing for the better.
Melissa de la Cruz, 2005
4
Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French
An indispensable guide to understanding French culture.
Gilles Asselin, Ruth Mastron, 2010
5
Newmedia.com.au: The Changing Face of Australia's Media and ...
Respected commentator Trevor Barr tells the story behind the exponential growth of media and information technology
Trevor Barr, 2000
6
Oh My, Au Pair!: A Complete Guide to Hiring and Hosting an ...
Discusses hiring, benefits packages, taxes, interviews, contracts, developing a routine, keeping an au pair happy, and how to end the relationship.
Nancy Felix, 2009
7
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Infused with capers, car chases, heists, hits, henchmen, and even a bear fight, this story mixes romance, comedy, and tragedy in a true teen coming-of-age adventure—and it’s not over until it’s “au revoir.” This ebook includes a ...
Joe Schreiber, 2013
8
Cahier d'un retour au pays natal
In preparing this edition, the distinguished literary critic, Abiola Irele, had in mind primarily the needs of English-speaking university students of French.
Aimé Césaire, Abiola Irele, 1994
9
Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage
Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good For Your Marriage by radio host Patrick Coffin is a bracing ride across the landscape of the Catholic sexual ethic.
Patrick Coffin, 2010
10
The Discerning Heart: Exploring the Christian Path
Integrating the wisdom of Christian tradition and recent psychological findings on effective decision-making, this book presents a view of Christian discernment that honors the body-spirit unity of the person and the broad and mysterious ...
Wilkie Au, Noreen Cannon Au, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term au is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Gold Coast teens found safe after four days missing
Property news: Parks and affordability, a winning combination - realestate.com.au · Property news: RBA to put winter freeze on interest rates ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
2
Germany dismisses Greece's bid for quick new debt deal
Greek citizens celebrate in the streets as the referendum is expected to return a strong 'No' vote to austerity measures. (AFP). 9NEWS. «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
3
Kelly and carsales.com.au join forces
It is the first time carsales.com.au has partnered with a frontline V8 Supercar operation. The agreement will see carsales.com.au sponsor Kelly ... «Motoring, Jul 15»
4
Campo, Woosha take the reins at Crows
Scott Camporeale at Crows training on Monday. Picture: afc.com.au. Fagan approached Worsfold - the AFL Coaches Association chairman - on ... «AFL.com.au, Jul 15»
5
Greek debt crisis: 'No' vote sends Australian dollar, shares sliding
Australian shares are down more than 1 per cent on increased 'Grexit' fears and the Australian dollar has fallen around two cents in two trading ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
6
'Memo to Eric: we've already got children': Penny Wong's blunt …
She's the South Australian senator who keeps her private life private. But as debate about same-sex marriage in Australia heats up, senator ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
Is this worse than Greek crisis?
Make news.com.au your homepage · Fox Sports · CareerOne · Carsguide · RealEstate · News ... News.com.au · News.com.au · National. «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
8
Rising Star Saint more than just a goalsneak
"It's not something I try to master, but it's a bit of fun to kick a couple of dribble kicks before training every now and then," Lonie told AFL.com.au. «AFL.com.au, Jul 15»
9
Aussie 7/7 survivor in bombing sites walk
A survivor of the 7/7 London bombings is being be joined by faith leaders to retrace where the devastating bombings took place nearly 10 years ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
10
Weeks of chill ahead as polar air moves in over Australia
Sydney's run of exceptionally chilly mornings could become the city's coldest spell in more than three decades – and a return to milder ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Au [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/au>. Oct 2019 ».
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