deja

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Latvian[edit]

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Deja

Etymology[edit]

Formed from the stem of dejot (to dance), by analogy with iet (to go) : eja ((act of) going).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

deja f (4th declension)

  1. (usually singular) dance (form of art expressed via harmonious, rhythmic body movements)
    baletas deja — ballet dance
    dejas teorijadance theory
    dejā varbūt vairāk nekā jebkurā citā mākslas veidā mūs aizrauj meistarība — in dance, perhaps more than in any other form of art, we are captivated by workmanship
    neviens, kas pats nedejo, nevar iedomāties, cik dejas māksla ir smags darbs — no one who does not himself dance can imagine how much heavy work the art of dance is
  2. dance (a performance of this type of art, for aesthetic pleasure or simple enjoyment)
    sena, moderna deja — an ancient, modern dance
    tautas deja — a popular (traditional) dance
    aicināt uz deju — to invite, to ask to dance
    pēc koncerta bija dejas — there was a dance after the concert
    aicināt uz dejām klubā — to invite to a dance at the club
    dejas solis — a dance step
    deju stundasdance lessons
    deju vakarsdance evening
    deju konkurssdance contest, competition
    deju kolektīvsdance group
    deju dziesma, mūzikadance song, music
    galvenā deja ir valsis; kas to prot, iemācās ātri citas — the main dance is waltz; he who knows it quickly learns others
  3. (figuratively) dance (complex, rhythmic movement of small objects or insects)
    odu, tauriņu deja — mosquito, butterfly dance
    ārā ir tumšs, kauc vējš, pārslas griežas trakā dejā — it is dark outside, the wind is howling, the (snow)flakes turn around in a crazy dance
  4. dance music, song
    atskaņot deju — to play dance (music)
    deju orķestrisdance orchestra
    visiem komponista deju žanra darbiem ir virtuozs raksturs, tā nav sadzīves, bet koncertmūzika — all of the composer's works in the dance genre have virtuoso traits, it is not everyday (music), it is concert music

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “diet” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.

Lithuanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

deja

  1. unfortunately

Interjection[edit]

deja

  1. alas

Romanian[edit]

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French déjà

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

deja

  1. already, yet
    Nu ți-am spus deja avem mergem în oraș cu Radu deseară?
    Didn't I already tell you that we're going into town with Radu tonight?

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

deja

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of dejar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of dejar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of dejar.