foršs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently a borrowing from German forsch(brisk, perky, self-assertive).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

foršs (def. foršais, comp. foršāks, sup. visforšākais; adv. forši)

  1. (colloquial) cool, good, fine, great, attractive
    es domāju, ka Toms ir foršs puisis‎ ― I think that Toms is a cool, attractive guy
    ir kāda forša sieviete no Rīgas, kas vēlētos šodien aiziet uz randiņu?‎ ― is there a cool, hot lady from Riga who would like to go out on a date today?
    esmu redzējis foršu filmu‎ ― I've seen a cool movie
    forša dziesmiņa‎ ― a cool little song
    forša sajūta‎ ― a cool, fine feeling
    arī matemātika var būt forša‎ ― also mathematics can be cool

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Usage notes[edit]

The word foršs, though not listed in standard Latvian dictionaries, is very frequent, especially in colloquial language. Some advise against its use and suggest replacing it with other expressions.

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