How to use adjectives in Latvian

How to use adjectives in Latvian

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Latvian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Latvian lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Latvian adjectives.

Latvian adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Adjectives come before the noun in Latvian as in English. Adjectives in Latvian agree with the noun they describe. This means that adjectives that describe a feminine noun have a special form. The adjective also has different forms if the noun is indefinite or definite '(i.e. 'a big house' versus 'the big house')'.


zaļās durvis
the green door
mazās durvis
the small door
lielās durvis
the big door
vecās durvis
the old door
jaunās durvis
the new door
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Latvian is a Baltic language spoken by 1.4 million people in Latvia. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Latvian would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Latvian

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It is sunny.
Kāda mums ir temperātūra.
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It is snowing.
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Step 7 : Adjectives in Latvian

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Latvian adjectives liels , mazs  and vecs (big, small, old). Using the nouns grāmata , krēsls  and durvis  (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Latvian adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives liels , mazs  and vecs with the nouns grāmata , krēsls  and durvis  you can move on to Step 8 (Latvian Verbs).

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