acaba

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

acaba

  1. third-person singular present indicative of acabar
  2. second-person singular imperative of acabar

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

acaba

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of acabar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of acabar

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

acaba

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of acabar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of acabar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

acaba

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of acabar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of acabar.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of acabar.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عجب (ʕájab, astonishment, wonder, amazement).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɑ.ˈdʒɑ.bɑː]

Adverb[edit]

acaba

  1. A word which makes the sentence specify curiosity, dither or doubt (and sometimes courtesy) meaning. In English phrases like "I wonder", "Would you please mind...", "May I..." are used instead of it.
    "Acaba bana ne hediye aldı?": "(I wonder) What did he/she buy me as a present?" (curiosity)
    "Acaba sınavı geçer miyim?": "(I wonder) Can I pass the exam?" (doubt)
    "Acaba hangi ayakkabıyı alsam?": "(I wonder) Which shoe should I buy?" (dither)
    "Acaba şu çantaya da bakabilir miyim?": "(I wonder) Can I see this bag, too?" (courtesy)

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Acaba" may be at the end of the sentence, too. (like "Bana ne hediye aldı acaba?")