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From ukrainis(Ukrainian) +‎ -isks, or maybe from Ukraina(Ukraine) +‎ -isks.


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ukrainisks (def. ukrainiskais, comp. ukrainiskāks, sup. visukrainiskākais; adv. ukrainiski)

  1. Ukrainian (relating to the Ukrainian language; relating to Ukrainians or to Ukraine)
    arī fonētika Timošenko nav ukrainiska‎ ― also Timoshenko's phonetics (i.e., pronunciation) is not Ukrainian
    ar šlepēm ir nevis krievisks, bet ukrainisks‎ ― with the skis (there) is nothing Russian, but Ukrainain (i.e., the skis are not Russian, but Ukrainian)


Usage notes[edit]

English “Ukrainian” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to ukraiņu, the genitive plural form of ukrainis. The adjective ukrainisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Ukrainian”), or in its adverbial form ukrainiski.

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