holandisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Holande (Holland) +‎ -isks.

Adjective[edit]

holandisks (def. holandiskais, comp. holandiskāks, sup. visholandiskākais; adv. holandiski)

  1. Dutch (relating to the Dutch language; relating to the Dutch people or to Holland, to the Netherlands)
    holandisks sveiciens — a Dutch greeting
    holandieši ir ļoti tieši, ne tik diplomātiski, un es šajā ziņā esmu ļoti holandisks — the Dutch are very direct, not so diplomatic, and in this respect I am very Dutch

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The term nīderlandisks is more recent and currently preferred, while holandisks is more traditional.
  • English “Dutch” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to holandiešu, the genitive plural form of holandietis. The adjective holandisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Dutch”), or in its adverbial form holandiski.

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