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German

Etymology

From Old High German des diu, two different case inflections of das, "the, it".

Conjunction

desto [[Category:Template:lang:de conjunctions|desto]]

  1. the (forming the parallel comparative with je)
    je mehr, desto besser — “the more the better”

References

  • desto” in The Ordnett Dictionary (etymology)

Italian

Adjective

desto m (f desta, m plural desti, f plural deste)

  1. awake

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From German desto (see German section).

Adverb

desto (also functioning as a conjunction)

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

Derived terms

References

  • desto” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • desto” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From German desto (see German section).

Adverb

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 strangier it seems.

Derived terms

References

  • desto” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • desto” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

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