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See also: ài, ǎi, äi, and āi

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ad ibī (to/at there), from Latin ad (to, toward, at) + ibī (there).

Adverb[edit]

(Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אאי)

  1. there

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ahi (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From a (to) + Old Portuguese y (there), from Latin ibī (there) or hic (this).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

(not comparable)

  1. there (close to the second person (you))
    O livro está , ao seu lado.
    The book is there, next to you.
  2. towards the second person
    Irei .
    I’ll go to you.
  3. then (soon afterwards)
    O telhado caiu, reconstruiram a casa.
    The roof collapsed, then they rebuilt the house.
  4. in this case; in this situation
    O livro pode ser queimado. não tem como restaurá-lo.
    The book may be burned. In this case it is impossible to restore it.

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Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Portuguese demonstratives (edit)
Pronouns Adverbs
Singular Plural Neuter
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Proximal este esta estes estas isto aqui,
Medial esse essa esses essas isso
Distal aquele aquela aqueles aquelas aquilo ali,

Interjection[edit]

aí!

  1. yeah! (expressing joy, celebration, glee, etc.)

Synonyms[edit]