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Latvian for Beginners (Lesson Three) : Vocabulary 1

Čau!

Welcome to my 3rd Latvian Lesson.Today we're gonna be looking at some Food and Countries.

FOOD

Siers (M) = Cheese ( Siers ir garšīgs - Cheese is tasty)(pl. = sieri)

Sviestmaize (F) = Sandwich (Sviestmaize ar tomātiem - Sandwich with tomatoes) (pl. = sviestmaizes)

Ola (F) = Egg (Olas ar majonēzi - eggs with mayonaisse)(pl.= olas)

Vista (F) = Chicken (Vistas Šašliks - Chicken Skewers)(pl.= vistas)

Ūdens (M) = Water (Ūdens-pudele - Bottle of water)(pl.= ūdeņi - dont think this term is used)

Piens (M) = Milk (Piena zobi - milk teeth)(pl.= pieni)

Sula (F) = Juice (Apelsīnu sula - Orange juice)(pl.= sulas)

Kafija (F) = Coffee (Man garšo kafija - I like the taste of coffee)(pl.= Kafijas)

Gaļa (F) = Meat (Gaļai nav garšas - The meat has no taste)(pl.= Gaļas)

COUNTRIES

A.S.V = USA

Zviedrija (F) = Sweden

Vācija (F) = Germany

Anglija (F) = England

Itālija (F) = Italy

Krievija (F) = Russia

Somija (F) = Finland

Igaunija (F) = Estonia

Īrija (F) = Ireland

Lietuva (F) = Lithuania

Brazīlija (F) = Brazil

Ķīna (F) = China

Turcija (F) = Turkey

Indija (F) = India

Maroka (F) = Morocco

Dienvidāfrika (F) = South Africa

Austrālija (F) = Australia

Kanāda (F) = Canada

Since these all belong to the same declension class except for ASV , you just add a s at the end of the word to say that you're from somewhere ie. 'Esmu no ASV' or 'Esmu no Turcijas' or wherever youre from, so its very easy to learn to say where you're from.

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September 3, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

How do you pronounce "ASV"? "A sē vē"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skepps

Thank you so helpful . Wish I’d seen this before my visit to Riga for the song and dance festival ! ( which was superb as always, by the way!)


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    Nouns ''piens'', ''ūdens'', ''gaļa'' are uncountable. ''Siers'', ''sula'', ''kafija'' aren't usable like ''Es šodien apēdu 3 sierus, izdzēru 2 sulas, 4 kafijas.'' (I ate 3 cheeses, drank 2 juices, 4 coffees.:-) ). But you can use them in plural, when you are talking about kinds of them (7 dažādi sieri - 7 kinds of cheese).

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