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Drīvose vs. Drējī

What is the difference between these two words? They both mean Truly, really, and actually, so why are they not interchangeable? I end up mixing them up a lot and I'd like to know the real difference between the two.

October 2, 2018

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One difference is that drējī can also mean 'very' (such as 'very big'), which drīvose doesn't. The other main difference is that drējī is an adverb, while drīvose is the (singular) instrumental of the noun 'truth' (so perhaps not too dissimilar to the word 'implies'?). Apart from that, they're very similar in that they both seem to come from the word 'drēje' ('true/correct')

October 3, 2018
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