ăla

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Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From the original form, ăl (with an -a added for use as a post-position adjective and pronoun, as with ăsta, acela, acesta), from Latin illum, from ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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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