des

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of de es

Contraction[edit]

des

  1. Contraction of de and es.

Etymology 2[edit]

Conjugated form of dar

Verb[edit]

des

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive form of dar

Danish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

des

  1. the
    Jo større den er, des gladere bliver jeg.
    The larger it is, the gladder I shall be.

Synonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

des (genitive definite)

  1. (archaic) genitive singular masculine of de; of the
  2. (archaic) genitive singular neuter of het; of the

Usage notes[edit]

Note that normally only the nominative is used. The other forms are archaic, but survive in numerous idiomatic expressions such as des huizes, des morgens (itself archaic and shortened, like similar expressions, to 's morgens in contemporary Dutch).

Inflection[edit]

Dutch definite article
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative de de het de
Genitive des der des der
Dative den der den den
Accusative den de het de


Synonyms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

des

  1. the ... the (used as an intensifier to indicate the degree of an action)
    Des te vaker de mensen Willem de rug toekeren des te beter!The more often people turn their back at Willem the better!

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German desto.

Particle[edit]

des

  1. the; used with ju and either pli (more) or malpli (less) to form the second half of a coordinated comparative.
    • 1903, Ben Elmy, “La Lingvo de la floroj”, in The Esperantist: The Esperanto Gazette for the Spreading of the International Language, page 138,
      Ju pli ni studas la florojn, des pli ni konstatas, ke multe da ili posedas nesuspektitajn lertecojn, kiujn apud besto ni volonte nomus instinkto aŭ еĉ prudento.
      The more we study the flowers, the more we establish that many of them possess unexpected abilities, which in an animal we would willingly call instinct or even foresight.
    • Ju pli mi lernas, des pli mi scias.
      The more I learn, the more I know.

See also[edit]


Fiji Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hindi देश (deś).

Noun[edit]

des

  1. country
    India ek prachin des hae.
    India is an old country.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

des

  1. (music) D-flat

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The use as an article is a special case of the contraction.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

des m pl, f pl

  1. plural of un; some; the plural indefinite article.
  2. plural of une; some; the plural indefinite article.
  3. plural of du; some; the plural partitive article.
  4. plural of de la; some; the plural partitive article.
  5. plural of de l'; some; the plural partitive article.

Contraction[edit]

des

  1. Contraction of de + les (of the, from the, some).

Further reading[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dəs/ (generally)
  • IPA(key): /dɛs/ (when stressed, which is rare)
  • (file)

Article[edit]

des (definite, genitive singular)

  1. the; genitive singular masculine of der
  2. the; genitive singular neuter of der

Declension[edit]

German definite articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative der die das die
Genitive des der des der
Dative dem der dem den
Accusative den die das die

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēs

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

des

  1. rafsi of desku.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Article[edit]

des

  1. inflection of die:
    1. masculine genitive singular
    2. neuter genitive singular

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (of) + ex (out of).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

des

  1. since (from a time)

Descendants[edit]

From des + de:


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēnsus (dense; frequent). Doublet of dens.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

des m, n (feminine singular deasă, masculine plural deși, feminine and neuter plural dese)

  1. frequent, often
  2. abundant, copious
  3. dense, thick

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (frequent): rar

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

des

  1. plural of de

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

des

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of dar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of dar.

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

des

  1. (colloquial) first-person singular preterite of dod

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
des ddes nes unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zazaki[edit]

Numeral[edit]

des ?

  1. (cardinal) ten