ăla

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Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ăl (uncommon, mostly used as adjective or article)

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin ille (that one) + hāc (over here), equivalent to ăl + -a. Compare acela, ăsta, acesta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈə.la]
  • (file)

Declension[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ăla

  1. (informal) that

Usage notes[edit]

Ăla is the informal form of acel and is only used in post-position, following a noun in the definite form.

studentul ăla - that student (male)
studenta aia - that student (female)
bărbații ăia - those men
femeile alea - those women

Pronoun[edit]

ăla

  1. (informal) that one
Ăla a spus că vrea să meargă cu noi.That one said he wants to go with us.
Aia e foarte frumoasă.That one is very beautiful.
Ăia sunt cam scumpi.Those are rather expensive.
Alea nu mai au nici o valoare.Those have no value anymore.

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