Examples of basta
Examples of basta
Where does basta come from?
Basta is the imperative form of the Italian verb bastare, “to stop.” It’s a forceful way to command That’s enough! Both the Spanish and Italian basta are based in Latin.
The term is evidenced in English as early as 1616, when Shakespeare used it in his Padua-set Taming of the Shrew: “Basta, content thee.”
Two hundred years later, basta came onto the stage again, this time during the 2016 presidential election. Speaking to Latino voters, Hillary Clinton told her opponent, Donald Trump, to basta in regard to harsh immigration policies.
In 2018, attorney Michael Avenatti, representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Donald Trump, frequently hashtagged Twitter posts against Trump with #Basta.
Stormy is a strong, tenacious woman who refuses to be bullied. I have nothing but admiration for her #Basta
— Dan Dini™ 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@DanDiniO81) August 21, 2018
Who uses basta?
Basta is used as an imperative and interjection. Exclaiming Basta! conveys you’re fed up with a person or situation and need it to stop. Enough already.
Exactly…. And @MichaelAvenatti had the best message and was the first to say "when they go low we hit harder" and "fight fire with fire". He was right then and is still right now #Basta #FightClub #ManInTheArena #AvenattiMettle https://t.co/HhZIaRRXFa
— Susan Moreno (@TotaLuv2Tweet) May 9, 2019
Be mindful that it can come across as sassy or rude, not unlike the English “Shut up!”
Basta is proudly used by people of Spanish or Italian heritage.
¡Basta! Is Spanish (also Italian) for "enough" and I think the emoji for it should be a flying chancla (shoe). 😉 #basta
— 𝓖𝔀𝓮𝓷𝓦𝓸𝓵𝓯𝓻𝓸𝓼𝓮 ☕ MotherOfMillennials (@BeeotchGoddess) May 11, 2018