chiar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Chio +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chiar (first-person singular present indicative chio, past participle chiado)

  1. to squeak, to squeal, to screech
  2. to sizzle, to hiss
  3. to complain

Conjugation[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clārus. Used almost always as an adverb in modern speech (compare Latin pure, adverb form of purus). The old adjective form is only found in old texts and in some expressions such as "din chiar senin" or "apă chioară" ("clear or pure water"), where it was influenced by the unrelated word chior.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

chiar

  1. even
    chiar dacă - even if
  2. just
    chiar acum - just now
    chiar așa - just like that (just such)

Adjective[edit]

chiar

  1. (obsolete) clear

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