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Dutch

Article

des (genitive definite)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) genitive singular masculine of de; of the
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) genitive singular neuter of het; of the

Synonyms

Declension

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 notes

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


Esperanto

Particle

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.”

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology

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

Article

des m. and f. pl.

  1. Plural of un, une, du, de la, de l’-; some; the plural indefinite and partitive article.

Contraction

des

  1. Contraction of de les: of the, from the, some.

German

Pronunciation

Article

des (definite, genitive singular)[[Category:Template:lang:de articles|des]]

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

Declension

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



Spanish

Verb

des (infinitive: dar)

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

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