parasts

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parasts (def. parastais)

  1. gotten used to, made into a habit; indefinite past passive participle of parast 

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parasts (definite parastais, comparative parastāks, superlative visparastākais, adverb parasti)

  1. normal, ordinary, plain (which does not differ significantly from others of its kind; with definite endings also: typical, usual)
    parasts rakstāmgaldsan ordinary desk
    parastas ielas kurpesordinary street shoes
    parastais zemnieku ēdiensnormal peasant food
    parasts lauku ceļšplain, ordinary country roads
    parasta vecpilsētas ielanormal old town street
    parasta novakares miglanormal dusk fog
    paraistais gadstypical year
    paraistais krupisthe ordinary, common toad (not a rarer species)
    mati meitenei ne gaiši, ne tumši; parasta, mazliet pelēcīga nokrāsa, par kādu dzejas nesacerēthe girl had hair that was neither fair nor dark; it had an ordinary, slightly grayish tone, about which nobody would write a poem
    viss bija kluss, dzirdams vienīgi parastais monotonais mašīnu troksniseverything was quiet, only the usual monotonous machine noise could be heard
  2. (of places) usual, normal (where someone frequently or always goes or stays)
    katrs sēdēja savā parastajā vietāeach of them sat in his usual place
    pie durvīm paceļ kājslauķi... jā, atslēga nolikta parastajā vietāat the door (he) lifted the doormat... yes, the key had been put in its normal place
  3. normal, ordinary, usual, mundane (which does not stand out, is not special, not original, not surprising)
    parasts izbraukumsa normal trip
    parastie dienas darbinormal daily work
    parastas rūpesnormal worries
    parasta kārtībausual routine
    tuvoties savā parastajā gaitāto approach in one's normal gait
    parasts puisis, kādu Rīgā ir tūkstošieman ordinary guy, of which there are thousands in Riga
    Leinasars izspēlēja visparastāko trikuLeinasars played the most ordinary trick
    pavisam parastas acis, pat necik platas tās nav, citiem ģimenē ir platākastotally ordinary eyes, they were not even really wide, the others in (her) family had wider (eyes)
    atskan zvans, Nora dzen bērnus klasē... diena var turpināties, parastā skolas diena, viss ir kā vienmērthe bell rings, Nora brings the children back into the classroom... the day can continue, a normal school day, everything is as always
  4. normal, usual (which happens regularly)
    ierasties parastajā laikāto arrive at the usual time
    acis vakaros parastā stundā paveras pulkstenī un tad pagriežas uz durvīm, gaida tās atveramies un ielaižam viņu, labo, stipro drauguat night, at the usual time, (her) eyes would check the clock and then turn to the door, waiting for it to open and let him in, (her) good, strong friend

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