ăsta

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Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ăst (uncommon, literary, only used as an adjective in pre-position)
  • ista (popular, regional)

Etymology[edit]

From the original form, ăst (with an -a added for use as a post-position adjective and pronoun, as with ăla, acesta, acela), from Latin istum, from iste. Compare Spanish este.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ăsta

  1. (informal) this

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Usage notes[edit]

When used as an adjective, ăsta is the colloquial form of acest, and is only used in post-position (after the modified noun). The noun it modifies must be in the definite form

studentul ăsta - this student (male)
studenta asta - this student (female)
bărbații ăștia - these men
femeile astea - these women

Pronoun[edit]

ăsta

  1. (informal, used after a noun) this one
Ăsta spune că vrea să merge cu noi.- This one says he wants to go with us.
Asta e foarte frumoasă.- This one is very beautiful.
Ăștia sunt cam scumpi.- These are rather expensive.
Astea nu mai au nici o valoare. These have no value anymore.

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