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 (definite ziņkārīgais, comparative ziņkārīgāks, superlative visziņkārīgākais, adverb ziņkārīgi)

  1. curious, inquisitive (having a strong desire to see, hear, learn, explore; desiring to acquire knowledge)
    būt ziņkārīgamto be curious
    ziņkārīgas sievascurious wives (= women)
    ziņkārīgi vērotājicurious, inquisitive observers
    vientulība cilvēkus padara vai nu drūmus un noslēgtus, vai arī pārlieku ziņkārīgus un runīgusloneliness 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 aciscurious, inquisitive eyes
    Nellija uz bērnu ziņkārīgajiem jautājumiem nekā neatbildNellija 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 apostītthe 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 biedrithe 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 sievietesaround 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 pāriin 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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