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EtymologyEdit

Apparently borrowed from German forsch (brisk, perky, self-assertive).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

foršs (definite foršais, comparative foršāks, superlative visforšākais, adverb forši)

  1. (colloquial) cool, good, fine, great, attractive
    es domāju, ka Toms ir foršs puisisI think that Toms is a cool, attractive guy
    ir kāda forša sieviete no Rīgas, kas vēlētos šodien aiziet uz randiņu?is there a cool, hot lady from Riga who would like to go out on a date today?
    esmu redzējis foršu filmuI've seen a cool movie
    forša dziesmiņaa cool little song
    forša sajūtaa cool, fine feeling
    arī matemātika var būt foršaalso mathematics can be cool

Usage notesEdit

The word foršs, though not listed in standard Latvian dictionaries, is very frequent, especially in colloquial language. Some advise against its use and suggest replacing it with other expressions.

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