Latvian Phrases

The Latvian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: sveiki  Audio
What is your name?: kā tevi (jūs) sauc?  Audio
Nice to meet you: prieks tevi redzēt  Audio
How are you?: kā jums klājas?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: paldies, labi  Audio
And you?: un tev?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Latvian)?: vai jūs runājat (angliski, latviski)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: vai viņa prot ķīniešu valodu?  Audio
A little bit: tikai nedaudz  Audio
How old are you?: cik tev gadu?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: man ir 33 gadu  Audio
It was nice talking to you: bija jauki ar jums parunāties  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: ko jūs ar to domājat?  Audio
I don't understand: es nesaprotu  Audio
I don't know: es nezinu  Audio
Sorry: atvainojiet  Audio
What is that called in Latvian?: kā tas ir latviski?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: ko šis vārds nozīmē angliski?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: no kurienes jūs esat?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: es esmu no asv  Audio
I'm American: es esmu amerikānis  Audio
Where do you live?: kur tu dzīvo?  Audio
I live in the U.S: es dzīvoju asv  Audio
What do you do for a living?: par ko jūs strādājat?  Audio
I'm a student: es esmu students  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: vai es varu jums palīdzēt?  Audio
Can you help me?: vai jūs varat man palīdzēt?  Audio
Where is the airport?: kur ir lidosta?  Audio
Go straight: ejiet taisni  Audio
Then: tad  Audio
Turn left: nogriezieties pa kreisi  Audio
Turn right: pagriezieties pa labi  Audio


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Good wishes in Latvian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: daudz laimes dzimšanas dienā  Audio
Happy new year: laimīgu jauno gadu  Audio
Merry Christmas: priecīgus ziemassvētkus  Audio
Good luck: lai jums veicas  Audio
Congratulations: apsveicu  Audio

Latvian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: esmu rezervējis (rezervējusi) numuru  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: vai jums ir brīvas istabas?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: es gribētu nesmēķētāju istabu  Audio
How much it costs per night?: kāda ir maksa par diennakti?  Audio
Waiter: viesmīlis  Audio
How much is this?: cik tas maksā?  Audio
What is this?: kas tas ir?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: vai jums viss kārtībā?  Audio
I need a doctor: man nepieciešams ārsts  Audio
Help: palīdzība  Audio
Call the ambulance: piezvani ātrajai palīdzībai  Audio
Call the police: piezvani policijai  Audio
I am sick: es esmu slims, man ir slikti  Audio

These Latvian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Latvian Vocabulary and Latvian Grammar, you might want to visit our Latvian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Latvian Vocabulary

Latvian Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Latvian phrases.