vakardiena

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vakar (yesterday) +‎ diena (day).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vakardiena f (4th declension)

  1. (the day of) yesterday, the day before today
    vakardienas laikrakstiyesterday's newspapers
    vakardienas viesisyesterday's guest
    vakardienas notikumsyesterday's event(s)
    sūna vēl ir mitra pēc vakardienas lietus — the moss is still wet from yesterday's rain
    kopš aizvakardienas neesmu viņu saticis — I haven't met (= seen) him since the day before yesterday
    vakardiena un aizvakardiena pagāja, gatavojoties ceļojumam — yesterday and the day before yesterday went by in preparation for the trip
  2. (the day of) yesterday (the past, especially the recent past)
    tas viss bija tik sen... un tu zini, vakardienu pats Dievs nevar atgriezt; viss ir bijis, bijis... — all that was so long ago... and you know, even God cannot return (the day of) yesterday; what is gone, (is) gone...
    šā gada rudens un ziemas sezonas apģērba galvenā tendence: šodienas stils ar vakardienas tradīciju — the main trend of this year's autumn and winter clothing: today's style with yesterday's tradition

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Vakars is a noun, means “evening” (locative form vakarā “in the evening,” used also as a temporal adverb) while historically related vakar is an adverb, meaning “yesterday” (its nominal counterpart is vakardiena “(the day of) yesterday”).

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