ziņkārīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ziņu (news, knowledge [gen.]) +‎ kārīgs (eager) (with kārīgs from kārs (ravenous, eager) +‎ -īgs).

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ziņkārīgs (def. ziņkārīgais, comp. ziņkārīgāks, sup. visziņkārīgākais; adv. ziņkārīgi)

  1. curious, inquisitive (having a strong desire to see, hear, learn, explore; desiring to acquire knowledge)
    būt ziņkārīgam‎ ― to be curious
    ziņkārīgas sievas‎ ― curious wives (= women)
    ziņkārīgi vērotāji‎ ― curious, inquisitive observers
    vientulība cilvēkus padara vai nu drūmus un noslēgtus, vai arī pārlieku ziņkārīgus un runīgus‎ ― loneliness makes people either gloomy and secretive, or excessively curious and talkative
  2. curious, inquisitive (such that it expresses the desire to know, to learn)
    ziņkārīgas acis‎ ― curious, inquisitive eyes
    Nellija uz bērnu ziņkārīgajiem jautājumiem nekā neatbild‎ ― Nellija answered nothing to the children's curious questions
  3. (of animals) curious, inquisitive (always trying to see, hear, smell something)
    vienīga nelaime bija, ka aitas ir ļoti ziņkārīgas: katra vēlējās mani apostīt‎ ― the only problem was that sheep are very curious: every one wanted to smell me
  4. (definite forms) curious person (one having a strong desire to know, to learn)
    ziņkārīgie jebkurā laikā var apstaigāt darbnīcas un palūkoties, pie kā strādā biedri‎ ― the curious can come into the factories at any moment and have a look at what (their) comrades are working on
    ap baznīcu salasījās diezgan daudz ziņkārīgo, galvenā kārtā sievietes‎ ― around the church quite a lot of curious (people) gathered, mostly women
    tiesas zālē atradās labs pulciņš jauniešu: gan licinieki, gan ziņkārīgie, visi padsmitgados vai tikko tiem pāri‎ ― in the courtroom there was a group of young people: witnesses as well as the curious, all eighteen-year-olds or a little older

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