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 nikogI don't like anybody at all
    baš si dražesna d(j)evojkayou're truly a charming girl
    baš ništanothing at all
    (a ma) baš ni(t)konot a single person
    kad baš hoćešif you really insist
    zašto baš ja?why me of all people
    baš ti hvalaI am really grateful to you
    baš kaojust like
  2. just, exactly
    kiša je počela baš kad sam izašaoit started raining just as I left the house
    baš sam htio (hteo)I was just about to...
    baš to trebamthis 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
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References[edit]

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