žudjeti

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žьlděti ‎(to desire), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeydʰ- ‎(to wish for).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒǔːdjeti/
  • Hyphenation: žu‧dje‧ti

Verb[edit]

žúdjeti impf ‎(Cyrillic spelling жу́дјети)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to long, desire, yearn, crave for

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Usage notes[edit]

The verb is usually used with the preposition za ‎(for), followed by an object in instrumental case. When the object is an action, it is in represented as an infinitive (Western Serbo-Croatian) or a da + present tense formation (used mostly in Eastern Serbo-Croatian). The rarest form of usage is with the direct object in accusative case.

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