ону́й (onújn (demonstrative)

  1. (regional, nonstandard or poetic) alternative form of онова (onova) (the neuter singular of онзи (onzi)); that, that one
    Познаваш ли онуй дете?
    Poznavaš li onuj dete?
    Do you know that child?

Usage notesEdit

Онуй (Onuj) and the other shortened demonstrative pronouns (тоз (toz), таз (taz), туй (tuj), тез (tez), оназ (onaz), онез (onez)) are used in the Eastern Bulgarian dialects and are not considered standard. They can also be found in poetry where the number of syllables is important and these pronouns are one syllable shorter than their corresponding standard forms.

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