Latvian Letters

Let's now learn the Latvian letters. Knowing these characters will allow you to read and write commonly used expressions and words with ease.

A a[ɑ] example up
Ā ā[ɑː] example man
B b[b] example bat
C c[t͡s] example tsar
Č č[t͡ʃ] example chair
D d[d] example door
E e[e, æ] example egg
Ē ē[eː, æː] example eat
F f[f] example fly
G g[ɡ] example gap
Ģ ģ[ɟ] example gym
H h[x, h] example hot
I i[i] example ink
Ī ī[iː] example each
J j[j] example you
K k[k] example cat
Ķ ķ[c] example jug
L l[l] example lamp
Ļ ļ[ʎ] example tool
M m[m] example male
N n[n, ŋ] example nail
Ņ ņ[ɲ] example onion
O o[o, oː] example old
P p[p] example peace
R r[r] example rest
S s[s] example sock
Š š[ʃ] example shy
T t[t] example table
U u[u] example would
Ū ū[uː] example you
V v[v] example vacuum
Z z[z] example Zulu
Ž ž[ʒ] example vision

The above letters in Latvian should allow you to read and write the following pages with much ease: popular phrases in Latvian, Latvian homepage, or Latvian Grammar. Latvian quiz and flashcard can also be found on our homepage.