tajietis

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Etymology[edit]

From tajs (Thai) +‎ -ietis.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tajietis m (2nd declension, feminine form: tajiete)

  1. (male) Thai; a man, a person belonging to the Thai people of Thailand
    viņa ir dzimusi Singapūrā, viņas tēvs ir tajietis, bet māte ķīniete — she was born in Singapore, her father is Thai, and her mother Chinese
    novembrī pilnmēness dienā tajieši svin skaistākos svētkus valstī — in November, in the day of the full moon, the Thai celebraite the most beautiful holiday of the country
  2. (genitive plural) Thai; pertainig to Thailand, to the Thai people, or their language
    tajiešu valoda — the Thai language
    tajiešu alfabēts — the Thai alphabet
    tajiešu virtuveThai cuisine
    tajiešu bokssThai box(ing)

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Usage notes[edit]

Usually tajs (rare, usually found in its genitive plural form taju, used as an adjective), tajietis, tajiete and tajisks refer to the Thai people as an ethnic group, while taizemietis, taizemiete, taizemisks refer to citizens of Thailand, including those who are not ethnically Thai.

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