već

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See also: vec, věc, več, and vëc

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vętjь

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vȅć (Cyrillic spelling ве̏ћ)

  1. already
    Rekao sam ti već.I told you already.
  2. by now
    Ne znam gdje su, već su trebali stići.I don't know where they are, they should have arrived by now.
  3. (Croatia) more

Synonyms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

vȅć (Cyrillic spelling ве̏ћ)

  1. (following a negation) but, but rather (see also nȅgo)
    • 1891, recorded by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Srpske narodne pjesme:
      Da iz neba plaha kiša padne, / niđe ne bi na zemljicu pala, / već na dobre konje i junake.
      If from the sky an impetuous rain were to fall, / nowhere would it fall on the soil, / but rather on good horses and heroes.