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.
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
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] mēs protam trīs valodas
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] viņš apmeklē daudz valstu
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] tagad viņi ir laimīgi
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] viņai ir pieci sarkani apavi
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] es gribu sviestmaizi bez sīpoliem
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.
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|
|Call the ambulance piezvani ātrajai palīdzībai|
|I need a doctor man nepieciešams ārsts|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? kur ir tuvākā aptieka?|
|Are you okay? vai jums viss kārtībā?|
|I am sick es esmu slims, man ir slikti|
|Call the police piezvani policijai|
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