чиня

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *činiti. Cognate with Macedonian чини (čini) and Serbo-Croatian чѝнити / čìniti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

чи́ня (čínjaimpf

  1. (transitive) to make, do
  2. (transitive) to cost
    Synonym: стру́вам (strúvam)
  3. (intransitive, colloquial) to be good, be worthy, be worthwhile
    Synonyms: ста́вам (stávam), бива ме (biva me)
    Не чини ни пукната (счупена) пара (грош) (idiom)
    Ne čini ni puknata (sčupena) para (groš)
    It's not worth a dime.
    Толкова ми чини (idiom, vernacular)
    Tolkova mi čini
    I couldn't care less. I don't give a hoot. It's all the same to me.
    • Димитър Талев (Dimitǎr Talev):
      Донеси ми от града локум с ядки. Колкото чини, ще си платя.
      Donesi mi ot grada lokum s jadki. Kolkoto čini, šte si platja.
      Bring me some Turkish delight with nuts from town. I'll pay what it costs.
    • Захари Стоянов (Zahari Stojanov):
      И българинът позна на дело, че и той чини нещо.
      I bǎlgarinǎt pozna na delo, če i toj čini nešto.
      And Bulgarians realized indeed (in reality) that they, too, mattered.
    • Иван Вазов (Ivan Vazov):
      Из тоя кладенец само добичетата поим, водата не чини за хора, господине, не добра вода.
      Iz toja kladenec samo dobičetata poim, vodata ne čini za hora, gospodine, ne dobra voda.
      At this well we water only the cattle, the water's no good for humans, master, not good water.
    • Йордан Йовков (Jordan Jovkov)
      Разбирам да ми отбие от цената, ако материалът беше слаб, ако работата не чинеше.
      Razbiram da mi otbie ot cenata, ako materialǎt beše slab, ako rabotata ne čineše.
      I could well understand him not giving me the full price, if the material was weak, if the work was no good.
  4. (intransitive) to seem, appear to be
    Synonym: стру́вам (strúvam)
    чини ми сеčini mi seit seems to me, it appears to me, to my mind

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • чиня in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • чиня in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

чиня́ (činjá)

  1. present adverbial imperfective participle of чини́ть (činítʹ)