vajadzīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vajadz(ēt) (to be necessary) +‎ -īgs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

vajadzīgs (def. vajadzīgais, comp. vajadzīgāks, sup. visvajadzīgākais; irreg. adv. (none))

  1. necessary (that which one cannot do without)
    būt noderīgam un vajadzīgam citiem — to be useful and necessary to others
    vajadzīgs kā ēst — (as) necessary as eating (i.e., very necessary)
    sagādāt visu vajadzīgo — to provide all necessary (things)
    bērniem ir vajadzīgs svaigs gaiss — fresh air is necessary to children
    šī ir ļoti vajadzīga grāmata — this is a very necessary book
    viņš neatzina par vajadzīgu atbildēt uz vēstuli — he didn't consider it necessary to reply to the letter
    Ģirts izņēma no kabatas vēstuļu paciņu un ātri atrada vajadzīgo — Ģirts took out a packet of letters from his pocket and quickly found the necessary (one) (i.e., the one he wanted, needed)

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