See also: reals




Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Latin reālis (actual) (from rēs (matter, thing), of unknown origin), adapted to fit Latvian patterns (cf. suffix -āls).


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reāls (def. reālais, comp. reālāks, sup. visreālākais; adv. reāli)

  1. real (that which indeed exists, which is not invented or imagined)
    reāla persona‎ ― real person
    reāla pasaule‎ ― real world
    reāla īstenība‎ ― real, true reality
    reāla dzīve‎ ― real life
    reāla iespēja‎ ― real option, possibility
    reālas grūtības‎ ― real difficulties
    cilvēks ir pati reālākā no visām dzīvajām būtnēm, tāpēc ka viņš to saprot, apzinās un sajūt‎ ― the human being is the most real of all living beings, because he understands, senses and feels that
  2. (mathematics, of numbers) real (rational numbers or irrational, like π, but not complex, like i)
    reāli skaitļi‎ ― real numbers
  3. real, viable, feasible (which can be done, realized, executed)
    reāls plāns, projekts‎ ― real, viable plan, project
    reāls uzdēvums‎ ― viable task
    reālas saistības‎ ― viable commitments
    līgums ir pilnīgi reāls un likumīgs, tas jāpilda‎ ― the contract is fully viable and legitimate, it must be carried out
  4. real (possible, serious, soon to be realized)
    reāli draudi‎ ― real threat(s)
    reālas briesmas‎ ― real danger(s)
    reāls kandidāts uz čempiona titulu‎ ― a real candidate to the title of champion
  5. real, realistic, practical, matter-of-fact (showing a sound understanding and evaluation of reality)
    reāli uzskati‎ ― real, realistic opinions
    reāla rīcība‎ ― real, practical action
    šie cilvēki bija reālāk noskaņoti‎ ― these people were more real(istical)ly attuned (= had a more realistic, practical, matter-of-fact attitude)
  6. real, realistic (reflecting or depicting reality)
    A. Upīša reālā pasaka “Laimes lācis”‎ ― A. Upīšs' real(istic) tale “Lucky Bear”
  7. (dated sense, of education) real (focusing on natural sciences, mathematics and living languages)
    reālā izglītība‎ ― real education
    reālā ģimnāzija‎ ― Real-Gymnasium



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