оназ

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Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

оназ (onázf (demonstrative)

  1. (regional, nonstandard or poetic) alternative form of онази (onazi) (the feminine singular of онзи (onzi)); that, that one, the one, she
    Познаваш ли оназ жена?
    Poznavaš li onaz žena?
    Do you know that woman?

Usage notes[edit]

Оназ and the other shortened demonstrative pronouns (тоз, таз, туй, тез, онуй, онез) are used in the Eastern Bulgarian dialects and are not considered standard. They can also be found in poetry (see quotations) where the number of syllables is important and these pronouns are one syllable shorter than their corresponding standard forms.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1903, Pencho Slaveykov, “Ralitsa”, Misal (magazine):
    Като оназ вечерница в небото, / една бе в село Ралица девойка
    Kato onaz večernica v neboto, / edna be v selo Ralica devojka
    "Like that evening star in the sky, / girl Ralitsa was unique in the village"

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