svešāds

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From svešs (unknown, foreign, strange) +‎ -āds.

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svešāds (def. svešādais, comp. svešādāks, sup. vissvešādākais; adv. svešādi)

  1. strange, unusual, unfamiliar, alien, different (that which deviates from normal, from known patterns, unlike others of its kind)
    svešāds troksnisstrange noise
    svešāds smaržastrange smell
    svešāda ainavastrange landscape
    svešādas sajūtasstrange feelings
    svešāds apģērbsstrange, different clothes
    svešāds izskatsstrange, different appearance, look
    runāt svešādā balsī — to speak in a strange, unfamiliar voice
    katra vietiņa tur bezgala dārga un tuva... un reizē svešāda, jo laiks ir gājis un izmainījis ne vien bijušā cūkgana, bet arī zemes vaigu — every little place there (= his home town) (was) infinitely dear and close... and at the time time alien, because time had passed and changed not only the former swineherd, but also the face of the earth
    Kad Eduards no savām tuvredzīgajām acīm noņem brilles, viņš izskatās pavisam svešāds, pat gluži nepazīstams — when Eduards takes the glasses off from his short-sighted eyes, he looks completely alien, different, even quite unknown
    viņa vilcinādamās atņem rokas no sejas... tā ir zaļgani bāla, ciešanu grimases izķēmota, stipri svešāda — she hesitantly took (her) hands from (her) face... it was greenish pale, disfigured by suffering grimaces, strongly alien, unfamiliar
    pirmajā acumirklī viņa uzlūkoja Ritu ar svešādu skatienu, bet tad atsvieda segu sānis, izlēca no gultas, apskāva to un ilgi skūpstīja — at first she looked at Rita with a strange look, but then (she) threw aside the blanket, jumped out of bed, hugged her and kissed her for a long time

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