ziņkārīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ziņu (news, knowledge [gen.]) +‎ kārīgs (eager) (with kārīgs from kārs (ravenous, eager) +‎ -īgs).

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Adjective[edit]

ziņkārīgs (def. ziņkārīgais, comp. ziņkārīgāks, sup. visziņkārīgākais; adv. ziņkārīgi)

  1. curious, inquisitive (having a strong desire to see, hear, learn, explore; desiring to acquire knowledge)
    būt ziņkārīgam — to be curious
    ziņkārīgas sievascurious wives (= women)
    ziņkārīgi vērotājicurious, inquisitive observers
    vientulība cilvēkus padara vai nu drūmus un noslēgtus, vai arī pārlieku ziņkārīgus un runīgus — loneliness makes people either gloomy and secretive, or excessively curious and talkative
  2. curious, inquisitive (such that it expresses the desire to know, to learn)
    ziņkārīgas aciscurious, inquisitive eyes
    Nellija uz bērnu ziņkārīgajiem jautājumiem nekā neatbild — Nellija answered nothing to the children's curious questions
  3. (of animals) curious, inquisitive (always trying to see, hear, smell something)
    vienīga nelaime bija, ka aitas ir ļoti ziņkārīgas: katra vēlējās mani apostīt — the only problem was that sheep are very curious: every one wanted to smell me
  4. (definite forms) curious person (one having a strong desire to know, to learn)
    ziņkārīgie jebkurā laikā var apstaigāt darbnīcas un palūkoties, pie kā strādā biedri — the curious can come into the factories at any moment and have a look at what (their) comrades are working on
    ap baznīcu salasījās diezgan daudz ziņkārīgo, galvenā kārtā sievietes — around the church quite a lot of curious (people) gathered, mostly women
    tiesas zālē atradās labs pulciņš jauniešu: gan licinieki, gan ziņkārīgie, visi padsmitgados vai tikko tiem pāri — in the courtroom there was a group of young people: witnesses as well as the curious, all eighteen-year-olds or a little older

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