See also: Acaba, acabá, and acabà

AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

acaba

  1. third-person singular present indicative of acabar
  2. second-person singular imperative of acabar

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

acaba

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of acabar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of acabar

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /aˈka.bɐ/, [aˈka.bɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ɐˈka.bɐ/, [ɐˈka.βɐ]

VerbEdit

acaba

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of acabar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of acabar

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈkaba/, [aˈka.β̞a]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ca‧ba

VerbEdit

acaba

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of acabar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of acabar.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of acabar.

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish عجبا(acaba), from Arabic عَجَبًا‎(ʿajaban), adverbial accusative of عَجَب(ʿajab, astonishment, wonder, amazement).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈdʒa.baː/, [ɑˈd͡ʒɑbɑː]

AdverbEdit

acaba

  1. A word which makes the sentence specify curiosity, dither or doubt, and sometimes courtesy. Roughly equivalente to English phrases like “I wonder”, “Would you please mind...”, “May I...”.
    Acaba bana ne hediye aldı? (curiosity)(I wonder) what did he/she buy me as a present?
    Acaba sınavı geçer miyim? (doubt)(I wonder,) can I pass the exam?
    Acaba hangi ayakkabıyı alsam? (dither)(I wonder) which shoe should I buy?
    Acaba şu çantaya da bakabilir miyim? (courtesy)(I wonder,) can I see this bag, too?

Usage notesEdit

  • Acaba may be at the end of the sentence, too:
    Bana ne hediye aldı acaba?

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