нету

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic нѣту (nětu) and нѣтъ (nětŭ). From older *не ѥ ту (it is not here), where ту (тут, also colloquial не́туть (nétutĭ)), was originally an ethical dative (-ть (-tĭ), dative -ти (-ti)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnʲetʊ]
  • (file)

PredicativeEdit

не́ту (nétu)

  1. (proscribed, low colloquial) there is no, there are no (+ genitive)
    Измене́ний не́туIzmenénij nétuThere are no changes.
    У меня́ карандаше́й не́ту.U menjá karandašéj nétu.I have no pencils. (literally, “There are no pencils with me.”)

Usage notesEdit

  • Often proscribed in favor of нет (net).
  • In the colloquial register, usage depends largely on the speaker's personal attitude towards this word; there is a range from active users to those who oppose it unconditionally.

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