The Alternative Latvian Dictionary: duraks

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duraks etymology A Borrowing from Russian дурак.
noun: {{lv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) fool, stupid person tu nevari izrēķināt, tāpēc ka tu esi duraks, bet es varu — you can't do math, because you're stupid, but I can slidām skriet jau var katrs duraks, bet pamēģini tu dziedāt — any fool can run on skates, but you just try to sing
  2. (colloquial, in the plural) a certain card game “cūkas” jeb “duraki” ir kāršu spēle, kuras mērķis ir atbrīvoties no rokās esošajām kārtīm — “pigs,” or “fools,” is a card game whose objective it is to get rid of all the cards in one's hands
Since duraks is a relatively recent and obvious borrowing from Russian, many speakers consider it incorrect and suggest the use of muļķis instead. Synonyms: (of "fool", "stupid") muļķis, stulbenis, neprātis, idiots, debils (adjective), imbecils (adjective), (of "card game") cūkas

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