baš

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bъšь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bȁš ‎(Cyrillic spelling ба̏ш)

  1. (used for emphasis, or as an intensifier) at all, truly, really etc.
    ne volim baš nikog‎ ― I don't like anybody at all
    baš si dražesna d(j)evojka‎ ― you're truly a charming girl
    baš ništa‎ ― nothing at all
    (a ma) baš ni(t)ko‎ ― not a single person
    kad baš hoćeš‎ ― if you really insist
    zašto baš ja?‎ ― why me of all people
    baš ti hvala‎ ― I am really grateful to you
    baš kao‎ ― just like
  2. just, exactly
    kiša je počela baš kad sam izašao‎ ― it started raining just as I left the house
    baš sam htio (hteo)‎ ― I was just about to...
    baš to trebam‎ ― this is just what I needed
    baš onda kad..‎ ― just when, just about when..
    baš si sad to morao učiniti!‎ ― you just had to do that now!

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish باش ‎(baş).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bȁš m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ба̏ш)

  1. (regional) head, chief, elder, leader
  2. (regional, adjectivally) first, main, oldest
Declension[edit]
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References[edit]

  • baš” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • baš” in Hrvatski jezični portal