rītdiena

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rīt (tomorrow) +‎ diena (day).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rītdiena f (4th declension)

  1. (the day of) tomorrow (the day after today)
    atlīkt darbu uz rītdienu, līdz rītdienaito postpone work till tomorrow
    gatavot rītdienas uzdevumusto prepare tomorrow's tasks
    “Vai es jūs varētu rīt satikt?” “Nē, rītdiena man jau aizņemta.”“Can I meet you tomorrow?” “Ne, tomorrow is already taken.”
    vīri nokopa darbgaldus un paspieda cits citam roku: “līdz rītdienai!”the men cleared the work table and shook each other's hands: “until (= see you) tomorrow!”
  2. (the day of) tomorrow (the future, especially the near future)
    cīņa par labāku rītdienuthe struggle for a better tomorrow
    arhitekta darbs vienmēr ir vērsts rītdienaithe work of an architect is always focused on tomorrow
    ja cilvēkiem jauna, kvēla sirds un ja viņš tic rītdienai, vislielākajā salā viņam ir siltiif a person has a young, ardent heart and if he believes in tomorrow (= the future), (then) he is (= feels) warm (even) in the greatest cold

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Usage notes[edit]

Rīt is an adverb, meaning “tomorrow,” whereas rītdiena is a noun, meaning “(the day of) tomorrow.” Rīts, on the other hand, is a noun, meaning “morning.” The corresponding locative rītā can mean both “in the morning” (more frequently: no rīta and “tomorrow” (more frequently: rīt).

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