desto

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German des diu, two different case inflections of das, "the, it".

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

desto

  1. the (forming the parallel comparative with je)
    je mehr, desto besser — “the more the better”

References[edit]

  • desto” in The Ordnett Dictionary (etymology)

External links[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

desto m (feminine desta, masculine plural desti, feminine plural deste)

  1. awake

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German desto (see German section).

Adverb[edit]

desto (also functioning as a conjunction)

  1. (used before a comparative to express comparison) all the better, all the more
    Vel, han røyker jo mye, men drikker desto mer.
    Well, he does smoke much, but drinks all the more.
  2. the more (forming the parallel comparative with jo, compare German section)
    Jo mer jeg tenker over det, desto merkeligere virker det.
    The more I think about it, the stranger it seems.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • desto” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “desto” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German desto (see German section).

Adverb[edit]

desto (also functioning as a conjunction)

  1. (used before a comparative to express comparison) all the better, all the more
    Vel, han røykjer jo mykje, men drikk desto meir.
    Well, he does smoke much, but drinks all the more.
  2. the more (forming the parallel comparative with jo, compare German section)
    Jo meir eg tenkjer over det, desto merkeligare verkar det.
    The more I think about it, the stranger it seems.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • desto” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “desto” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

desto

  1. same as German desto, similar to the in some expressions
    ju mer, desto bättre
    the more, the better
    vi äter inte mycket, men dricker desto mer
    we don't eat much, but drink all the more