Latvian language you can use in Riga.

Here are some useful Latvian words, numbers and phrases you might want to use when you are in Riga.

Latvian language is part of the Baltic family group and is not a Slavic language like many people presume. There are familiar words found within Latvian that have their roots from the many influences on the region over the centuries. It is a complex but beautifully sounding language that should be enjoyed to the most, through the Latvian spoken word, Latvian poetry or Latvian folk song.

The best way to learn Latvian is practice! Try out some simple words and phrases and before you know it you will have a handful of useful sentences under your belts!

  • hello – sveiki
  • goodbye – atā
  • goodnight – arlabunakti
  • thankyou – paldies
  • how’s going? – kā iet?
  • I am doing good! – man iet labi!
  • How much does it cost? – Cik tas maksā?
  • Pleasant to see you! – Prieks tevi redzēt!
  • 1 – viens
  • 2 – divi
  • 3 – trīs
  • 4 – četri
  • 5 – pieci
  • 6 – seši
  • 7 – septiņi
  • 8 – astoņi
  • 9 – deviņi
  • 10 – desmit
  • 20 – divdesmit
  • 30 – trīsdesmit
  • 40 – četrdesmit
  • 50 – piecdesmit
  • 100 – simts
  • One beer, please – Vienu alu, lūdzu
  • Tasty – Garšīgs
  • Good – Labs
  • Bad – Slikts
  • cheap – Lēts
  • expensive – Dārgs
  • I like you – Tu man patic
  • Tram – Tramvajs
  • Bus – Autobuss
  • Train – Vilciens
  • Where is… – Kur ir..
  • ..the train station? – ..stacija?
  • ..the bus station? – ..autoosta?
  • On the Left – pa kreisi
  • On the Right – pa labi
  • Straight ahead –  uz priekšu
  • How to go to the airport? – Kā nokļūt līdz lidostai?
  • Bookshop – Grāmatnīca
  • Cafe – Kafejnīca
  • Shop – Veikals
  • Central Market – Tirgus
  • I like you – Tu man patīc
  • My hovercraft is full of eels – Mans transportlīdzeklis uz gaisa spilvena ir pilns ar zušiem