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garšot

LatvianEdit

Garšot vīnu (3)

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as garša (taste) (q.v.), made into a regular 2nd-conjugation verb.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

garšot tr. or intr., 2nd conj., pres. garšoju, garšo, garšo, past garšoju

  1. (usually 3rd person; of food, drink) to taste good, to please (to produce a pleasant feeling in the mouth because of its flavor)
    augļi garšoja lieliski — the fruit tasted great
    tas negaršo slikti — this doesn't taste bad
    šis ēdiens viņam garšo — this food pleases (lit. tastes) him
    cīsiņi Lipstam vienmēr garšojuši — sausages have always pleased (= tasted) Lipsts (i.e., Lipsts has always liked sausages)
    brokastis bija sevišķi izmeklētas un gardas; man visvairāk garšoja jūras krabji un vīnogas — the breakfast was especially exquisite and delicious; most of all the sea crabs and the grapes pleased (lit. tasted) me
  2. (usually 3rd person) to taste like (to have a specific taste)
    sene garšo pēc riekstiem — (this) mushroom tastes like nuts
    šķidrums garšo pēc benzīna — (this) liquid tastes like gasoline
  3. (transitive) to taste, to degustate (to put in one's mouth and experience the flavor of something, usually in order to judge or evaluate it)
    garšot sviestu, sieru, vīnu — to taste the butter, the cheese, the wine
    garšot ievārijumu, salātus — to taste the jam, the salad
    augļi jau zēniem bija pazīstami; tos varēja arī negaršot — the boys already knew (those) fruits; they could also not (= didn't have to) taste them
    viņa sīkiem gabaliņiem, kā garšodama, lika mutē pildīto zivi — she put the stuffed fish in her mouth in very small pieces, as if degustating it

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “garša” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7