ăst

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Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ist (rare, popular, regional)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iste, either through the accusative istum or a popular form *istus. Compare Old Italian esto.

Determiner[edit]

ăst

  1. (informal, uncommon, literary, popular) this

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Usage notes[edit]

Not commonly used anymore outside of a literary and/or popular regional context; rather, the variant ăsta is used more often. Functions as a demonstrative adjective when used in front of a noun. Use ăsta when as a pronoun (or adjective/demonstrative as well, in which case it goes after the noun).

ăst student- this student
astă femeie- this woman

Also used in certain compositions such as astăzi- today, astă-seară- this evening, astădată- this time, astă-vară- last summer, astă-noapte last night etc.

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