īsti

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See also: isti and -isti

Latvian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īsti

  1. nominative plural masculine form of īsts

Adverb[edit]

īsti

  1. truly, really, genuinely, legitimately; adverbial form of īsts
    īsti vai pa jokam?really or jokingly (= is it really so, or are you kidding me)?
    kas viņš īsti ir?who is he, really (= without lies)?
    tikai tagad Ieva īsti apzinās, ko nozīmē dienas un mēneši bez Jorenaonly now did Ieva truly realize what days and months without Jorens means
    tad tu vis īsti vēl nezini, vai tevi mīlējuso you don't truly know if I loved you
    ja tev dzīve atstājusi brūci, / kas ar gadiem īsti negrib dzīt, / atceries, dod spēku tikai mīlaif life left you a wound / that really doesn't want to heal with the years / remember: only love gives strength
  2. exactly, precisely
    laikam bija noticis kas nelāgs; bet kas īsti?maybe something bad had happened; but what exactly?
    vīri tīrumā bija ieraudzījuši ciemā ugunsgreku... bet nevarēja zināt, kur īsti degthe men in the field had seen a fire in the village... but they couldn't know where exactly it was burning
    padoma došana ir arī sava ziņā grūta un īsti tādiem cilvēkiem, kuri gandrīz ikkatru padomu pieņemgiving advice is also somewhat difficult exactly for those people who take almost every advice
  3. really, very much, a lot, thoroughly
    dabūt īsti nostrādātiesto get to really work (= work a lot)
    pa īstamreally, a lot

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