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The Evening

Author(s): Rodica Zafiu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Fundaţia România literară
Keywords: perception and expression of time in the Romanian language;

Summary/Abstract: Rodica Zafiu notices in this article that the period of time labeled as "Evening "is in fact related to an indefinite area of a day, which may in some cases start somewhere after 12 o'clock and last until late in the night while in other cultures it may describe a shorter period. The various definitions of the word that can be found in dictionaries stand also for this particular perception of time. Another word that is more and more being used especially by the youngsters for this specific period of time is chindie, (dusk) a word of Turkish origin, but its' meaning differs from the old implemented one as it implies a party too.

  • Issue Year: 2001
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 16
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Romanian