beļģietis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From beļģis (Belgian) +‎ -ietis.

Noun[edit]

beļģietis m (2nd declension, feminine form: beļģiete)

  1. (male) Belgian (i.e., a man born in Belgium)
    mēs neesam beļģiešiwe are not Belgians
  2. (genitive plural) Belgian; pertainig to Belgium and its people
    beļģiešu karalisBelgian king
    beļģiešu balerīnaBelgian ballerina
    Agneses kundze ir beļģiešu izcelsmes modes dizainereMs Agnese is a fashion designer of Belgian origin

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Usage notes[edit]

The two synonyms beļģis and beļģietis, when referring to an individual from Belgium, appear to be fully interchangeable. In the plural, beļģi is much more frequently used than beļģieši.

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