Latvian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Latvian lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book Audio
grāmata
books
books Audio
grāmatas
car
car Audio
auto
cars
cars Audio
automašīnas
tree
tree Audio
koks
trees
trees Audio
koki
flower
flower Audio
puķe (zieds)
flowers
flowers Audio
puķes (ziedi)

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Latvian
I speak one language
[singular form]
es protu vienu valodu Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
mēs protam trīs valodas Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
viņš apmeklē daudz valstu Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
tagad viņi ir laimīgi Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
viņai ir pieci sarkani apavi Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
es gribu sviestmaizi bez sīpoliem Audio

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
sieviete
women
women Audio
sievietes
man
man Audio
vīrietis
men
men Audio
vīrieši
house
house Audio
māja
houses
houses Audio
mājas
cup
country Audio
tase
cups
countries Audio
tases
cow
cow Audio
govs
cows
cows Audio
govis
horse
horse Audio
zirgs
horses
horses Audio
zirgi

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Latvian by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Latvian
Help
palīdzība Audio
Call the ambulance
piezvani ātrajai palīdzībai Audio
I need a doctor
man nepieciešams ārsts Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
kur ir tuvākā aptieka? Audio
Are you okay?
vai jums viss kārtībā? Audio
I am sick
es esmu slims, man ir slikti Audio
Call the police
piezvani policijai Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Latvian? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Latvian Nouns   Latvian Nouns

Latvian Gender   Latvian Gender



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