See also: destò

DanishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

desto

  1. the
    jo større den bliver, desto hårdere bliver den
    the larger it becomes, the harder it becomes

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German des diu, from the Old High German genitive case and instrumental case forms of das, "the, it" respectively. Compare Dutch des te and English the (second etymology: the ... the).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛsto/
  • (file)

ConjunctionEdit

desto

  1. the (forming the parallel comparative with je)
    Je mehr, desto besser!The more the better!
    Je eher, desto besser!The sooner the better!

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ItalianEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

desto (feminine singular desta, masculine plural desti, feminine plural deste)

  1. awake

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German desto.

AdverbEdit

desto (also functioning as a conjunction)

  1. (used before a comparative with jo to express comparison) even, all the more
    Vel, han røyker jo mye, men drikker desto mer.Well, he does smoke a lot, but drinks even more.
  2. (forming the parallel comparative with jo) the, more
    Jo mer jeg tenker over det, desto merkeligere virker det.The more I think about it, the stranger it seems.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German desto

AdverbEdit

desto (also functioning as a conjunction)

  1. (used before a comparative to express comparison) all the better, all the more
    Vel, han røykjer jo mykje, men drikk desto meir.
    Well, he does smoke much, but drinks all the more.
  2. the more (forming the parallel comparative with jo, compare German section)
    Jo meir eg tenkjer over det, desto merkeligare verkar det.
    The more I think about it, the stranger it seems.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • preposition de + determiner esto

ContractionEdit

desto

  1. (obsolete) of this

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

desto

  1. same as German desto, similar to the in some expressions
    ju mer, desto bättre
    the more, the better
    vi äter inte mycket, men dricker desto mer
    we don't eat much, but drink all the more

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