Only used in the spoken language. Replaced by -lieden in the formal language.
- -ului (for masculine and neuter nouns that do not end in a vowel other than -i)
-lui m or n
This form of the definite article is used for both masculine and neuter nouns in the genitive and dative cases which end in a vowel (including -e, but not -i):
- tatălui, from tată, masc.
- fiului, from fiu, masc.
- fratelui, from frate, masc.
- numelui, from nume, neut.
- soarelui, from soare, masc.
The suffix is also used with masculine and neuter singular adjectives in the genitive and dative cases to make the articulated definite form, often for emphasis, and it is used before the noun it modifies.
- -l (masculine/neuter singular nominative and accusative)
- -a (feminine singular nominative and accusative)
- -i (masculine/neuter plural nominative and accusative)