уже

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See also: ѫже

Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ju + *že.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [ʊˈʐɛ]

Adverb[edit]

уже́ (užé)

  1. already
    Уже́ по́здно.Užé pózdno.It's already late.
  2. not anymore, no longer (in a negative sentence)
    я уже́ не могу́ бежа́тьja užé ne mogú bežátʹI can't run any more

Particle[edit]

уже́ (užé)

  1. emphasises an amount or quantity of something
    Он не спал уже́ втору́ю ночь.On ne spal užé vtorúju nočʹ.It's the second he didn't sleep./He didn't sleep two nights in a row.
  2. emphasises a certain word or collocation
    Уже́ по зву́ку дви́гателя мо́жно определи́ть, что он неиспра́вен.Užé po zvúku dvígatelja móžno opredelítʹ, što on neispráven.By the sound of the engine alone one can determine that it's faulty.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ǫže.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

у́же (úže)

  1. comparative degree of у́зкий (úzkij)
    Э́та у́лица у́же, чем та́.Éta úlica úže, čem tá.This street is narrower than that one.
  2. comparative degree of у́зко (úzko)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ǫži (ending taken from the hard paradigm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

уже́ (užém anim

  1. prepositional singular of уж ()

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ǫže.

Noun[edit]

у̏же n (Latin spelling ȕže)

  1. rope
  2. cord

Declension[edit]