The Alternative Romanian Dictionary: ăst

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Entry definition

ăst Alternative forms: ist (rare, popular, regional) etymology From Latin iste, either through the accusative istum or a popular form *istus. Compare Old Italian esto.
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  1. (informal, uncommon, literary, popular) this
Synonyms: ăsta, acest Not commonly used anymore outside of a literary and/or popular regional context; rather, the variant ăsta is used more often. Functions as a demonstrative adjective when used in front of a noun. Use ăsta when as a pronoun (or adjective/demonstrative as well, in which case it goes after the noun). ăst student- this student astă femeie- this woman Also used in certain compositions such as astăzi- today, astă-seară- this evening, astădată- this time, astă-vară- last summer, astă-noapte last night etc.

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