Welcome to the fifth Latvian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Latvian to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Latvian|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] mans dēls ir students
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] viņas meita ir studente
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] viņam ir garš brālis
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] viņai ir gara māsa
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] viņa brāļi ir jauni
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] viņa māsas ir jaunas
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Latvian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Latvian|
|What do you mean? ko jūs ar to domājat?|
|I don't understand es nesaprotu|
|I don't know es nezinu|
|What is that called in Latvian? kā tas ir latviski?|
|What is this? kas tas ir?|
|What does that word mean in English? ko šis vārds nozīmē angliski?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) atvainojiet|
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