RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

de (of) +‎ cât (how much)

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

decât

  1. than
    Am văzut ieri un film mai interesant decât acesta.
    I saw a movie more interesting than this one yesterday.
    Radu este mai mare decât mine.
    Radu is older than me.
  2. (in negative constructions) only, just
    Nu aduci decât necazuri.
    You only bring trouble.

Usage notesEdit

In the "only" sense, it is also used in positive constructions (

aduci decât necazurisame meaning as above

), though this is nonstandard.

SynonymsEdit