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DIY or d.i.y.


abbreviation for

(in Britain and Canada)
  1. do-it-yourself

Derived Forms

DIˈYer noun

Translations for 'DIY'

  • British English: DIYPronunciation for DIY DIY is the activity of making or repairing things in your home. DIY is an abbreviation for `do-it-yourself'.He's useless at DIY. He won't even put up a shelf.diː aɪ waɪ ABBREVIATION
  • Arabic: عَمَلِيَّةٌ تَفْعَلُها بِنَفْسَكPronunciation for عَمَلِيَّةٌ تَفْعَلُها بِنَفْسَك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: faça você mesmoPronunciation for faça você mesmo
  • Chinese: 自己动手做Pronunciation for 自己动手做
  • Croatian: uraditi samPronunciation for uraditi sam
  • Czech: kutilstvíPronunciation for kutilství
  • Danish: gør-det-selvPronunciation for gør-det-selv
  • Dutch: doe-het-zelvenPronunciation for doe-het-zelven
  • European Spanish: bricolajePronunciation for bricolaje
  • Finnish: tee-se-itse -työtPronunciation for tee-se-itse -työt
  • French: bricolagePronunciation for bricolage
  • German: HeimwerkenPronunciation for Heimwerken
  • Greek: «Κάν’το μόνος σου»Pronunciation for «Κάν’το μόνος σου»
  • Italian: fai da tePronunciation for fai da te
  • Japanese: 日曜大工Pronunciation for 日曜大工
  • Korean: 손수 하는 일Pronunciation for 손수 하는 일
  • Norwegian: gjør-det-selvPronunciation for gjør-det-selv
  • Polish: majsterkowaniePronunciation for majsterkowanie
  • Portuguese: bricolagePronunciation for bricolage
  • Romanian: "Descurcă-te singur"
  • Russian: сделай самPronunciation for сделай сам
  • Spanish: bricolajePronunciation for bricolaje
  • Swedish: gör-det-självPronunciation for gör-det-själv
  • Thai: ตัวย่อของทำด้วยตัวเองPronunciation for ตัวย่อของทำด้วยตัวเอง
  • Turkish: kendin-yapPronunciation for kendin-yap
  • Ukrainian: зроби сам
  • Vietnamese: việc tự làmPronunciation for việc tự làm

Example Sentences Including 'DIY'

But I realised that soon you'll have a new generation of old people who'll just talk about DIY and cruises or something.
Scarlett Thomas GOING OUT (2002)
Just pretend you were doing DIY or something He felt his stomach fluttering, but forced himself to grow bold again.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)
They work in telesales, peddling advertising space in magazines specializing in second-hand cars, DIY , computing, kitchens and bathrooms.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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