īsināt

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From īss (short) +‎ -ināt.

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

īsināt

  1. 2nd person plural present indicative form of īsināt

īsināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. īsinu, īsini, īsina, past īsināju

  1. (of long objects) to shorten, to make short, shorter
    īsināt svārkus, piedurknes, aizkarus — to shorten a skirt, sleeves, curtains
  2. (of texts) to shorten, to abridge
    īsināt rakstu — to shorten the article
    filmu uzņemot, nācās īsināt scenāriju — (while) shooting the film, it became necessary to abridge the script
    esam saņēmuši klasiska darba īsinātu variantu — we have received the abridged version of a classic work
  3. (of events, periods of time) to make less boring, to make time pass faster
    vīri, laiku īsinādami, smēķēja — the men, (in order to) kill (lit. shorten) time, were smoking
    lai īsinātu ceļu un uzmundrinātu ceļa biedri, viņš sāka stāstīt anekdotiskus gadījumus — to shorten the road (= to make time pass faster during the trip) and to cheer up his travel mates, he began to tell jokes

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Last modified on 28 September 2013, at 11:39