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From Proto-Slavic *letěti.

Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): /lětjeti/
  • Hyphenation: le‧tje‧ti


lètjeti impf (Cyrillic spelling лѐтјети)

  1. (intransitive) to fly (of birds etc., or in an aircraft)
    ptica može let(j)eti‎ ― a bird can fly
    visoko let(j)eti‎ ― to fly high
    mrzim let(j)eti/da letim‎ ― I hate flying
    mora biti predivno let(j)eti nebom‎ ― it must be wonderful flying through the sky
    zašto se bojite let(j)eti/da letite?‎ ― why are you afraid of flying?
  2. (intransitive) to pass quickly (especially of time)
    vr(ij)eme leti‎ ― the time flies
  3. (intransitive) to rush, hurry
    letim s jednog kraja grada na drugi‎ ― I'm rushing from one corner of the city to another
  4. (intransitive) to be thrown in the air (stones etc.)
    kamenje je let(j)elo zrakom‎ ― stones were being thrown in the air


Derived terms[edit]


  • letjeti” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (1990, Друго фототипско издање), Матица српска, Matica hrvatska (Нови Сад, Zagreb), volume 3, page 195