nešto

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See also: nesto

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ne- +‎ što

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nêʃto/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧što

Pronoun[edit]

nȅšto (Cyrillic spelling не̏што)

  1. something

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nešto (Cyrillic spelling нешто)

  1. for a bit, for a while
    • 1996, Vasilije Trbić, Aleksandar Drašković, Stojanče Ristevski, Stojan Janković, Memoari: 1898-1912, page 134:
      Док се Сима грејао и одмарао у колиби, ја сам нешто стајао, а нешто шетао по доста дубоку снегу испред колибе.
      While Sima was resting and warming himself up, I stood for a bit and walked a bit in deep snow in front of the cottage.
  2. somewhat, a bit
  3. (in negative sentences) (not) very
    • 2003, Zagorka Golubović, Politika i svakodnevni život: Srbija 1999-2002, page 396:
      Mislim, nisam nešto posebno uzrujan, niti sam nešto puno hendikepiran što sam Jugosloven, niti sam nešto mnogo ponosan.
      I mean, I'm not very upset, nor am I very handicapped being a Yugoslav, nor am I very proud.
  4. somehow, it seems
  5. indicates that the speaker doesn't want to talk about the circumstances of the statement
    • 2014, Goran Bacic, Karirani stolnjak života, page 106:
      Evo, bio do grada, da se promuvam, pa idem kući, nešto sam se posvađao sam Brankom, iznervirao me je.
      I was just downtown, only to get around a bit and then go home, I had [a bit] of a fight with Branko, he pissed me off [I won't bore you with the details].

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