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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 lieliskithe fruit tasted great
    tas negaršo sliktithis doesn't taste bad
    šis ēdiens viņam garšothis food pleases (lit. tastes) him
    cīsiņi Lipstam vienmēr garšojušisausages have always pleased (= tasted) Lipsts (i.e., Lipsts has always liked sausages)
    brokastis bija sevišķi izmeklētas un gardas; man visvairāk garšoja jūras krabji un vīnogasthe 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, vīnuto taste the butter, the cheese, the wine
    garšot ievārijumu, salātusto taste the jam, the salad
    augļi jau zēniem bija pazīstami; tos varēja arī negaršotthe boys already knew (those) fruits; they could also not (= didn't have to) taste them
    viņa sīkiem gabaliņiem, kā garšodama, lika mutē pildīto zivishe put the stuffed fish in her mouth in very small pieces, as if degustating it

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ReferencesEdit

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