ķīnisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ķīna (China) +‎ -isks.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

ķīnisks (def. ķīniskais, comp. ķīniskāks, sup. visķīniskākais; adv. ķīniski)

  1. Chinese (relating to the Chinese language; relating to Chinese people or to China)
    ķīnisks faktors — the Chinese factor
    kaut kas ķīnisks — something Chinese
    ķīnisks smalkumsChinese fineness, subtlety

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Chinese” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to ķīniešu, the genitive plural form of ķīnietis. The adjective ķīnisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Chinese”), or in its adverbial form ķīniski.

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