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I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that's all I want to do.
Marc Anthony

Meaning of "my" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MY

Mī, variant of Old English mīn when preceding a word beginning with a consonant.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MY

my  [maɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
My can act as a determiner and an exclamation.
The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES MY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of my in the English dictionary

The first definition of my in the dictionary is of, belonging to, or associated with the speaker or writer. Other definition of my is used in various forms of address. My is also used in various exclamations.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MY

mx
my aunt!
my bad
my eye
my foot!
my giddy aunt
my hat
my lady
My Lai
my lord
my word!
myal
myalgia
myalgic
myalgic encephalomyelitis
myalgic encephalopathy
myalism
myalist
myall

Synonyms and antonyms of my in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «my» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MY

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

Translator English - Chinese

我的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mi
570 millions of speakers

English

my
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेरे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ي: ضَمِيرُ الْـمُتَكَلِم الْـمُضَافِ إِلَيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

meu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

私の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sandi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

của tôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

என்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माझे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

benim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mój
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

meu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δικός μου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

my
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

min
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

min
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of my

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MY»

The term «my» is very widely used and occupies the 179 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of my
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «my» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «my» 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 my

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10 QUOTES WITH «MY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word my.
1
Marc Anthony
I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that's all I want to do.
2
Sean Astin
My diet is always terrible, unfortunately. I don't know moderation.
3
Annie Baker
I'm really trying to stop setting my plays in this one fictional town in Vermont.
4
Carol Bartz
My husband doesn't listen because his mother didn't make him listen. What am I going to do, beat him? I mean: firstborn of a southern family? Firstborn boy? Please. I mean, I love him to death, but is he going to take the garbage out? No.
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Samantha Bee
It is so expensive to take care of my hair and keep it looking like I was born with it, when my real hair is the color of rat fur.
6
Jason Blum
I'm a big believer in creating parameters for creativity. I think parameters make people more creative. So that starts with my budgets. I only do low budget movies, and I think that makes the movies better.
7
Big Boi
I'm about making music and spending time with my family. I've been in the spotlight so long that I'm looking for something different.
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Rohan Bopanna
The journey has definitely not been easy, but all the sacrifice has paid off very well in terms of my performance on-court.
9
Orla Brady
Everyone knew I was anti-marriage. I'd spent my life saying it was something I neither wanted nor needed.
10
Brad Carson
I came from a state where 35 percent self-identify as Tea Partiers, so I'm a bit distorted perhaps in my appreciation for the larger American population.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MY»

Discover the use of my in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to my and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability
'Personal inclination made me a historian. Personal encounter with public policy made me an activist.'
Paul K. Longmore, 2003
2
The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory: An Unofficial ...
With large, full-color photos of every pony, playset, and accessory released in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s, this unofficial guide to the first generation of My Little Pony provides everything a collector or collectibles seller needs to ...
Summer Hayes, 2008
3
My Brilliant Career
The fierce, irreverent novel of aspiration and rebellion that is both a cornerstone of Australian literature and a feminist classic Miles Franklin began the candid, passionate, and contrary My Brilliant Career when she was only sixteen, ...
Miles Franklin, 2006
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The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Inventory: An Unofficial ...
A guide to the third generation of My little pony collectibles, with detailed photos for easy identification.
Summer Hayes, 2007
5
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History ...
Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
James W. Loewen, 2007
6
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
'This edition is available with both black and silver covers. 'Enthralling ... fascinating... strikes a great balance between fact and humour. Reading this book may just change your life' Time OutJust My Type is a book of stories.
Simon Garfield, 2010
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Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black ...
Explores the relationship between rhythm and blues and race relations
Brian Ward, 1998
8
My Princess Boy
He's a Princess Boy. Inspired by the author's son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family.
Cheryl Kilodavis, 2011
9
What's Wrong with My Snake?
This user-friendly home medical reference identifies and explains existing and potential problems in snakes.
John Rossi, Roxanne Rossi, 2006
10
My Beloved World
Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited ...
Sonia Sotomayor, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term my is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Donald Trump: As president, 'I'll change my tone'
(CNN) Donald Trump's boisterous personality is fueling his campaign, but the billionaire businessman insists there is also a more dignified side ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
When the US Stood With My Countrymen
The occupation of my homeland lasted for 50 years, but the hope of freedom outlived the Soviet nightmare. Today, Lithuania is strong and free, ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Why I've Decided To Stop Shaving My Legs
My first exposure to the female coming-of-age ritual of leg shaving occurred during sleep-away camp at age eleven. In an almost ceremonial ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
4
Israel, Don't Level My Village
SUSIYA, West Bank — IN 1948, as Israeli forces closed in on his village of Qaryatayn, my grandfather carried my father in his arms to Susiya, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Why my own father would have let IS kill me
My dad is a religious man and luckily for me he was able to tell them to come back the next day, to give him time to find out whether the ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
6
I bought a magazine that's all about YouTube stars and now I …
Want to understand why teenage girls are so obsessed with YouTube stars? Buy a copy of "Oh My Vlog!" magazine. That's what I did, and now I ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
7
Ask Polly: I'm 36—Did I Miss My Chance for Love?
By any reasonable standard, my life is good. I have a well-paid, interesting job, great colleagues, and I'm gradually paying off the mortgage on ... «New York Magazine, Jul 15»
8
I Lie To My Customers Every Day
I was originally hired to be a National Accounts Service Rep for my ... lost a big account and they needed to save money in my department. «Forbes, Jul 15»
9
The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face' Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs …
1 as “Can't Feel My Face” steps 2-1 on the chart dated Aug. 1. It follows his first chart-topper, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," which spent two ... «Billboard, Jul 15»
10
Story of My Life: Mike Ness Talks 25 Years of 'Social Distortion'
Songs like "Story of My Life," "Ball and Chain" and "It Could Have Been Me" found bandleader Mike Ness parsing past relationships and ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»

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