darbīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From darbs (work) +‎ -īgs.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Adjective[edit]

darbīgs (def. darbīgais, comp. darbīgāks, sup. visdarbīgākais; adv. darbīgi)

  1. hard-working, industrious, diligent (who works a lot, industriously)
    darbīgs cilvēksindustrious, hard-working person
    darbīgas bitesindustrious bees
    viņš ir možs un darbīgs — he is lively/strong and industrious
    vienmēr darbīgais Kārlis pat svētdienās nevarējis izlaist no rokas zimuļus vai otu — the always diligent Kārlis even on Sundays could not be without pencils and brush in hand
  2. industrious, diligent, active (characterized by, expressing industriousness, activity )
    būt darbīgā noskaņojumā — to be in an active, industrious mood
    darbīga kolektīvsactive, industrious team
    darbīga dzīve — an active, industrious life
  3. active (which works, has effects)
    darbīgie vulkāniactive volcanos
    darbīgās vielasactive substances
    antibiotikas ir stipri darbīgi preparāti — antibiotics are strongly active chemicals

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