Let’s Learn Latvian (Part 1)
One of my co-worker is from Latvia. Her name is Anna. Her english is very good. She also teach english for teachers in my school. We have english class for every Wednesday at 2 PM. When I travel with her last month, I took the opportunity to learn her language. When I try to speak and memorize some words, Anna help me to speak rightly because my pronunciations are wrong and sounds weird. *And yah, I made a lot of mistakes*
I’m happy when I can learn something new, especially about language. Now, I will share some latvian words. If you want to know about Latvia, you can click here.
Ok, let’s learn Latvian!
hello: sveiki! cau! (informal) labdien! (formal)
what is your name : ka tevi sauc?
my name is : mani sauc
how are you: ka tev iet? – good! labi!
nice to meet you: priecajos iepazities
where do you come from: no kurienes tu esi?
how long you will stay: cik ilgi tu te paliksi?
what is your favorite food: kasirtavs milakais ediens?
how is the weather: kadi laikapstakli?
how much: cik daudz?
you’re beautiful: tu esi skaista.
you’re handsome: tu esi skaists/izskatigs.
do you like swimming: vaitev patik peldet?
God bless you: dievs tevi sveti.
have a nice day, good people! lai jums lieliska diena, milie draugi!
happy birthday: daudz laimes dzimsanas diena. *it’s a looongg word* 😀
give thanks: saki paldies / pateicies.
have fun: priecajies
thank you: paldies
be careful: esi uzmanigs
I’m hungry. let’s eat! esmu izsalkusi. edam!
my dream comes true: mani sapni piepildas.
I’m cute and adorable! esmu mila un apburosa.
I love weekend! man patik nedelas nogales!
I can do it! es to varu!
I love my family: es milu savu gimeni.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu
life is good. dzive ir laba.
it’s good. ir labi.
boyfriend. draugs / puisis/ milotais.
From some Latvian words, I just remembered one word. Paldies! It means “thank you” 😛
Ok, see you again in Let’s Learn Latvian Part 2! 😀