vājredzīgs

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From vājš (weak) +‎ redzīgs (seeing) (with redzīgs from redze (vision) +‎ -īgs).

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vājredzīgs (def. vājredzīgais, comp. vājredzīgāks, sup. visvājredzīgākais; adv. vājredzīgi)

  1. weak of vision, weak of seeing (having weak, impaired vision, having partial vision loss)
    pazemē Jurģis ir pavadījis gadus četrus, ja ne visus piecus... ir sanīcis: kļuvis vājredzīgs un nevarīgs — Jurģis spent four, if not five, years underground... he became ill: he became weak of vision and helpless
    tēvs aplaida vājredzīgās acis visapkārt un draudīgi noprasīja: “kur tie kaķi ir?” — father left his weak eyes go all around and asked menacingly: “where are those cats?”
    attieksmei pret vājredzīgajiem un neredzīgajiem jābūt dabiskai un nepiespiestai... viņiem jāpalīdz tikai tad, kad tas šķiet nepieciešami, turklāt - neuzkrītoši — the attitude towards those visually impaired or blind must be natural and relaxed... they should be helped only when this seems necessary, and furthermore - discreetly

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