Latvian Nouns

Welcome to the third Latvian lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Latvian to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
kartupeļi
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
tomāti
onions
onions Audio
sīpoli
carrots
carrots Audio
burkāni
fruits
fruits Audio
augļi
apples
apples Audio
āboli
bananas
bananas Audio
banāni
oranges
oranges Audio
apelsīni

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Latvian
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
vai jums ir piens? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
man ir piens un kafija Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
viņam ir trīs āboli Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
viņai ir tikai viens ābols Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
mēs dzīvojam mazā mājiņā Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
man garšo brokastis Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
maize
milk
milk Audio
piens
butter
butter Audio
sviests
cheese
cheese Audio
siers
coffee
coffee Audio
kafija
sandwich
sandwich Audio
sviestmaize
meat
meat Audio
gaļa
chicken
chicken Audio
cālis
fish
fish Audio
zivs
breakfast
breakfast Audio
brokastis
lunch
lunch Audio
pusdienas
dinner
dinner Audio
vakariņas

Conversation in Latvian

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Latvian
Do you speak (English/ Latvian)?
vai jūs runājat (angliski, latviski)? Audio
Just a little
tikai nedaudz Audio
I like Latvian
man patīk latviešu valoda Audio
Can I practice with you?
vai es varētu ar tevi pavingrināties? Audio
How old are you?
cik tev gadu? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
man ir 33 gadu Audio
It was nice talking to you
bija jauki ar jums parunāties Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Latvian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Latvian Adjectives   Latvian Adjectives

Latvian Plural   Latvian Plural



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