ķīnisks

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ķīna (China) +‎ -isks.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

ķīnisks (definite ķīniskais, comparative ķīniskāks, superlative visķīniskākais, adverb ķīniski)

  1. Chinese (relating to the Chinese language; relating to Chinese people or to China)
    ķīnisks faktors — the Chinese factor
    kaut kas ķīnisks — something Chinese
    ķīnisks smalkumsChinese fineness, subtlety

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

English “Chinese” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to ķīniešu, the genitive plural form of ķīnietis. The adjective ķīnisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Chinese”), or in its adverbial form ķīniski.

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Last modified on 21 November 2013, at 08:38