iekšā

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

iekšā f

  1. locative singular form of iekša

Adverb[edit]

iekšā

  1. in, inside
    viņi palika iekšā‎ ― they remained inside
    sapulce notiks iekšā‎ ― the meeting will be held inside
    kur Kristīne? iekšā?‎ ― where is Kristīne? outside?
    ārā pūš ziemelis, bet iekšā ir silti‎ ― the (cold) north wind is blowing outside, but inside it is warm
  2. in, into, inside (going towards the inside (of a building, an object, etc.)
    visi devās istabā iekšā‎ ― all (people) went into the room
    dot sienu šķūnī iekšā‎ ― to put (lit. give) the hay into the barn
    brist ezerā iekšā‎ ― to wade in(to) the lake
    milzīgais ledus gabals peldēja tālāk un tālāk jūrā iekšā‎ ― a giant piece of ice (floe) floated further and further into the sea
    paskatīties, kas traukā iekšā‎ ― to check what is inside the container
    tas ir granīts: no ārienes viņa ādu vējš un lietus bija noberzuši gludu un pelēku, bet iekšā tas ir svaigs un sārts kā jauna miesa‎ ― this is granite: on the outside the wind and the rain had scrubbed its skin (= surface) smooth and gray, but inside it is fresh and pink like young flesh
  3. used with certain verbs as the imperfective counterpart of the perfective prefix ie-, indicating motion towards the inside
    laist istabā iekšā‎ ― to let in (into the room)
    lūkosim tikt iekšā trolejbusā!‎ ― let's try to get into the trolley bus!
  4. used to reinforce the prefix ie-, indicating movement towards the inside
    ielaist iekšā pa durvīm‎ ― to let (someone) in through the door
    ieiet iekšā istabā‎ ― to go inside into the room
  5. used instead of a verb, to indicate motion
    zaķis krūmos iekšā‎ ― the hare, rabbit (went) into the bushes
    Ozoliņš pieklauvēja; “iekšā”, atskanēja Džesijs‎ ― Ozoliņš knocked; “(come) in,” Džesijs answered
    Augusts izslaucīja visus apcirkņus, maisos iekšā un uz Klidzinu prom‎ ― Augusts cleaned all the bins, (putting the stuff) into the bags and on to Klidzina

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