īsti

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See also: isti and -isti

Latvian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īsti

  1. nominative plural masculine form of īsts

Adverb[edit]

īsti

  1. truly, really, genuinely, legitimately; adverbial form of īsts
    īsti vai pa jokam?really or jokingly (= is it really so, or are you kidding me)?
    kas viņš īsti ir? — who is he, really (= without lies)?
    tikai tagad Ieva īsti apzinās, ko nozīmē dienas un mēneši bez Jorena — only now did Ieva truly realize what days and months without Jorens means
    tad tu vis īsti vēl nezini, vai tevi mīlēju — so you don't truly know if I loved you
    ja tev dzīve atstājusi brūci, / kas ar gadiem īsti negrib dzīt, / atceries, dod spēku tikai mīla — if life left you a wound / that really doesn't want to heal with the years / remember: only love gives strength
  2. exactly, precisely
    laikam bija noticis kas nelāgs; bet kas īsti? — maybe something bad had happened; but what exactly?
    vīri tīrumā bija ieraudzījuši ciemā ugunsgreku... bet nevarēja zināt, kur īsti deg — the men in the field had seen a fire in the village... but they couldn't know where exactly it was burning
    padoma došana ir arī sava ziņā grūta un īsti tādiem cilvēkiem, kuri gandrīz ikkatru padomu pieņem — giving advice is also somewhat difficult exactly for those people who take almost every advice
  3. really, very much, a lot, thoroughly
    dabūt īsti nostrādāties — to get to really work (= work a lot)
    pa īstam — really, a lot

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