DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

des (genitive definite)

  1. (archaic) genitive singular masculine of de; of the
  2. (archaic) genitive singular neuter of het; of the

SynonymsEdit

DeclensionEdit

Dutch definite article
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative de de het de
Genitive des der des der
Dative den de den den
Accusative den de het de


Usage notesEdit

Note that normally only the nominative is used. The other forms are archaic, but survive in numerous idiomatic expressions

ConjunctionEdit

des

  1. the ... the (used as an intensifier to indicate the degree of an action)
    Des te vaker de mensen Willem de rug toekeren des te beter! — The more often people turn their back at Willem the better!

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German desto, Swedish desto.

ParticleEdit

des

  1. the; used with ju and either pli (more) or malpli (less) to form the second half of a coordinated comparative.
    • 1903, Ben Elmy, “La Lingvo de la floroj”, in The Esperantist: The Esperanto Gazette for the Spreading of the International Language, page 138,
      Ju pli ni studas la florojn, des pli ni konstatas, ke multe da ili posedas nesuspektitajn lertecojn, kiujn apud besto ni volonte nomus instinkto au еĉ prudento.
      “The more we study the flowers, the more we establish that many of them possess unexpected abilities, which in an animal we would willingly call instinct or even foresight.”

See alsoEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

des

  1. (music) D-flat

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

The use as an article is a special case of the contraction.

ArticleEdit

des m pl, f pl

  1. plural form of un; some; the plural indefinite article.
  2. plural form of une; some; the plural indefinite article.
  3. plural form of du; some; the plural partitive article.
  4. plural form of de la; some; the plural partitive article.
  5. plural form of de l'; some; the plural partitive article.

ContractionEdit

des

  1. Contraction of de + les (of the, from the, some).

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dəs/ (generally)
  • IPA(key): /dɛs/ (when stressed, which is rare)
  • (file)

ArticleEdit

des (definite, genitive singular)

  1. the; genitive singular masculine of der
  2. the; genitive singular neuter of der

DeclensionEdit

German definite articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative der die das die
Genitive des der des der
Dative dem der dem den
Accusative den die das die



LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dēs

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

des

  1. rafsi of desku.

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (of) + ēx (out of).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

des

  1. since (from a time)

DescendantsEdit

From des + de:


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēnsus (dense; frequent).

AdjectiveEdit

des

  1. frequent, often
  2. abundant, copious
  3. dense, thick

AntonymsEdit

  • (frequent): rar

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

des

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of dar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of dar.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 05:37