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CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of de es

ContractionEdit

des

  1. Contraction of de and es.

Etymology 2Edit

Conjugated form of dar

VerbEdit

des

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive form of dar

CimbrianEdit

PronounEdit

des (Sette Comuni)

  1. nominative/accusative singular neuter of dèar

See alsoEdit

Declension of dèar
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative dèar dòi des dii / zòi
accusative den dòi des dii / zòi
dative dèmme dèar dèmme den

ReferencesEdit

  • “des” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

DanishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

des

  1. the
    Jo større den er, des gladere bliver jeg.
    The larger it is, the gladder I shall be.

SynonymsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɛs/
  • (file)

ArticleEdit

des

  1. (archaic) genitive singular masculine/neuter of de (the)

Usage notesEdit

  • Note that normally only the nominative is used. The other forms are archaic, but survive in numerous idiomatic expressions such as des huizes, des morgens (itself archaic and shortened, like similar expressions, to 's morgens in contemporary Dutch).
  • The current pronunciation is a spelling pronunciation. Before the word became archaic, it was pronounced with a schwa, /dəs/.

InflectionEdit

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


SynonymsEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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 aŭ 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.
    • Ju pli mi lernas, des pli mi scias.
      The more I learn, the more I know.

See alsoEdit


Fiji HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hindi देश (deś).

NounEdit

des

  1. country
    India ek prachin des hae.
    India is an old country.

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdes/, [ˈde̞s̠]
  • Rhymes: -es
  • Hyphenation: des

NounEdit

des

  1. (music) D-flat

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

des m pl or f pl

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

ContractionEdit

des

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

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin + ex.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

des

  1. since
  2. from (a location)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • des” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • des” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

ArticleEdit

des

  1. genitive masculine/neuter singular of der: the

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

Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

Guinea-Bissau Creole cardinal numbers
 <  9 10 11  > 
    Cardinal : des

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese dez. Cognates with Kabuverdianu dés.

NumeralEdit

des

  1. ten (10)

LatinEdit

Middle DutchEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman deis.

NounEdit

des

  1. Alternative form of deis

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French des, plural of de.

NounEdit

des

  1. Alternative form of dees

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (of) + ex (out of).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

des

  1. since (from a time)

DescendantsEdit

From des + de:


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin dēnsus (dense; frequent), from Proto-Indo-European *dens- (thick, dense). Doublet of dens, a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

des m or n (feminine singular deasă, masculine plural deși, feminine and neuter plural dese)

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

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (frequent): rar

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

des

  1. plural of de

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

des

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of dar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of dar.

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English desk.

NounEdit

des

  1. desk

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

des

  1. (colloquial) first-person singular preterite of dod

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
des ddes nes unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZazakiEdit

NumeralEdit

des ?

  1. ten