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From spēja (ability, capability) +‎ -īgs.

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spējīgs (definite spējīgais, comparative spējīgāks, superlative visspējīgākais, adverb spējīgi)

  1. (of people, animals) able, capable, skilled (having the physical or mental skills necessary for successfully carrying out some task, to react in some way)
    spējīgs students, skolnieksa capable student, pupil
    spējīgs dziedāt, strādātcapable of singing, of working
    darba spējīgs, darbaspējīgscapable of working
    viņš ir uz visu spējīgshe is capable of anything (= he is capable of evil things, he is to be feared)
    viņš līdz šim strādāja manā laboratorijā; ļoti spējīgs, arī kā cilvēks lieliskshe has worked until now in my laboratory; (he is) very capable, skilled, also great as a person (= a great guy)
    skolotājs noorganizē spējīgāko audzēkņu grupu, kura mācās zīmēt sarežģītākas figūras, ģipša modeļusthe teacher organized a group of more capable students, who learn to draw more complex figures, plaster models
    viņa nezināja, kā ir, kad vecāki vedeklu nevēlas... jaunie šajā ziņā nav spējīgi iedomāties citu situāciju kā vien to, ko piedzīvoshe didn't know how it is when the parents don't want the daughter-in-law... young (people) in this respect are not capable of imagining a situation different from what they have (already) experienced
    lielos putnus pārvietoja no lielajiem būriem mazajos un iekrāva automašīnā... visus lidot spējīgos aizveda uz Mežaparkuthe big birds were moved from the big cages into the small ones and then loaded into the car... all those capable of flying were taken to the Mežaparks (= the main park in Riga)

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