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EtymologyEdit

From есть (jestʹ) + ли (li). Appeared in the 16th-17th centuries in Western Russian, likely as a result of Polish [Term?] influence[1].

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [ˈjes⁽ʲ⁾lʲɪ]

ConjunctionEdit

е́сли (jésli)

  1. if, in case
    Я бы пошёл в кино́, е́сли бы у меня́ бы́ло вре́мя.
    Ja by pošól v kinó, jésli by u menjá býlo vrémja.
    I would have gone to the cinema if I had had time.
    а е́слиa jésliif ever
    е́сли иjésli ieven though
    е́сли то́лькоjésli tólʹkoprovided

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trubachev's comment in Vasmer's Etymological Dictionary