How to use the indefinite article in Latvian

How to use the indefinite article in Latvian

You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Latvian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Latvian lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.

The Latvian indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' does not exist in Latvian. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.


a child
a family
a sister
a stone
a flower
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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

Learn to get by in Latvian with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Latvian greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Es esmu lepns.
I am proud.
Es esmu laimīgs.
I am happy.
Es esmu priecīgs.
I am glad.
Es esmu izslapis.
I am thirsty.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Latvian

The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns in English (a book, a chair, a door etc.). To get started in Latvian, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns grāmata , krēsls and durvis (book, chair, door). Once you have learned these nouns, you can then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. This is easy in Latvian, because in Latvian, there is no indefinite article. So the word grāmata  can mean book or a book, the word krēsls can mean chair or a chair and the word durvis can mean door or a door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Latvian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Latvian nouns grāmata , krēsls and durvis, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Latvian).

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