vājredzīgs

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

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vājredzīgs (definite vājredzīgais, comparative vājredzīgāks, superlative visvājredzīgākais, adverb 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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