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baš

baš

See also: Appendix:Variations of "bas"

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâʃ/

Adverb

bȁš (Cyrillic spelling ба̏ш)

  1. (used for emphasis, or as an intensifier) at all, truly, really etc.
    ne volim baš nikog ― I don't like anybody at all
    baš si dražesna d(j)evojka ― you're truly a charming girl
    baš ništa ― nothing at all
    (a ma) baš ni(t)ko ― not a single person
    kad baš hoćeš ― if you really insist
    zašto baš ja? ― why me of all people
    baš ti hvala ― I am really grateful to you
    baš kao ― just like
  2. just, exactly
    kiša je počela baš kad sam izašao ― it started raining just as I left the house
    baš sam htio (hteo) ― I was just about to...
    baš to trebam ― this is just what I needed
    baš onda kad.. ― just when, just about when..
    baš si sad to morao učiniti! ― you just had to do that now!

Etymology 2

From Ottoman Turkish باش (baş).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâʃ/

Noun

bȁš m (Cyrillic spelling ба̏ш)

  1. (regional) head, chief, elder, leader
  2. (regional, adjectivally) first, main, oldest
Declension
Related terms

References

  • baš” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • baš” in Hrvatski jezični portal