See also: ѫже and оуже

RussianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *ju + *že.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): [ʊˈʐɛ]

AdverbEdit

уже́ (užé)

  1. already
    Уже́ по́здно.Užé pózdno.It's already late.
  2. not anymore, no longer (in a negative sentence)
    я уже́ не могу́ бежа́тьja užé ne mogú bežátʹI can't run any more

ParticleEdit

уже́ (užé)

  1. emphasises an amount or quantity of something
    Он не спал уже́ втору́ю ночь.On ne spal užé vtorúju nočʹ.It's the second night he didn't sleep./He didn't sleep two nights in a row.
  2. emphasises a certain word or collocation
    Уже́ по зву́ку дви́гателя мо́жно определи́ть, что он неиспра́вен.Užé po zvúku dvígatelja móžno opredelítʹ, što on neispráven.By the sound of the engine alone one can determine that it's faulty.

Derived termsEdit

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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Slavic *ǫže.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

у́же (úže)

  1. comparative degree of у́зкий (úzkij)
    Э́та у́лица у́же, чем та́.Éta úlica úže, čem tá.This street is narrower than that one.
  2. comparative degree of у́зко (úzko)

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Slavic *ǫži (ending taken from the hard paradigm).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

уже́ (užém anim

  1. prepositional singular of уж ()

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *ǫže.

NounEdit

у̏же n (Latin spelling ȕže)

  1. rope
  2. cord

DeclensionEdit


UkrainianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

уже́ (užé) (no comparative)

  1. already

Usage notesEdit

  • The forms уже́ (užé) (used after consonants or at the beginning of a clause) and вже (vže) (used after vowels) differ in pronunciation but are considered variants of the same word.

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