Latvian Adjectives

Welcome to the second Latvian lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Latvian to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
melns
grey
grey Audio
pelēks
white
white Audio
balts
blue
blue Audio
zils
green
green Audio
zaļš
yellow
yellow Audio
dzeltens
red
red Audio
sarkans
brown
brown Audio
brūns

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Latvian
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
mana māja ir balta Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
jūsu valsts ir liela Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
jaunas grāmatas ir dārgas Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
mēs esam laimīgi šeit Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
viņai ir trīs mazi suņi Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
šī valoda ir ļoti viegla Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
man ir neliela siltumnīca Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
auksts
hot
hot Audio
karsts
cloudy
cloudy Audio
mākoņains
rainy
rainy Audio
lietains
snowy
snowy Audio
snieg
sunny
sunny Audio
saulains
windy
windy Audio
vējains
warm
warm Audio
silts

Conversation in Latvian

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Latvian
hi
sveiki Audio
how are you?
kā jums klājas? Audio
I'm good, thank you
paldies, labi Audio
and you?
un tev? Audio
what is your name?
kā tevi (jūs) sauc? Audio
my name is Maya
mani sauc maija Audio
nice to meet you
prieks tevi redzēt Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Latvian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Latvian Alphabet   Latvian Alphabet

Latvian Nouns   Latvian Nouns



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