Useful Latvian phrases

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Useful Latvian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Latvian. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English latviešu valoda (Latvian)
Welcome Laipni lūdzam
Hello Sveiki
How are you?

I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Kā jums klājas? (frm)
Kā tev iet? (inf)
Paldies, labi. Un jums?
Long time no see Sen neredzēts / Sen neredzēta
What's your name?

My name is ...
Kā tevi sauc? (inf)
Kā Jūs sauc? (frm)
Mani sauc ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
No kurienes Jūs esat?
Es esmu no ...
Pleased to meet you Priecājos ar Jums iepazīties
Good morning Labrīt
Good afternoon Labdien
Good evening Labvakar
Good night Ar labunakti
Goodbye Uz redzēšanos
Good luck Veiksmi! Lai tev veicas! (inf) Lai Jums veicas! (frm)
Cheers/Good health! Uz veselību! Priekā! (in happiness)
Have a nice day Lai jums laba diena
Bon appetit Labu apetīti
Bon voyage Laimīgu ceļu
I understand Es saprotu
I don't understand Es nesaprotu
Please speak more slowly Lūdzu, runājiet lēnāk
Please say that again Lūdzu, pasakiet to vēlreiz
Please write it down Vai Jūs nevarētu Lūdzu to uzrakstīt?
Vai Jūs lūdzu varētu to uzrakstīt?
Do you speak Latvian?

Yes, a little
Vai Jūs runājat latviski?
Vai Jūs runājat latviešu valodā?
Jā, nedaudz
How do you say ...
in Latvian?
Kā latviešu valodā būs ...?
Excuse me Piedodiet! (frm) Piedod! (inf)
Atvainojiet! (frm) Atvaino! (inf)
How much is this? Cik tas maksā?
Sorry Piedodiet! (frm) Piedo! (inf)
Atvainojiet! (frm) Atvaino! (inf)
Thank you

Response
Paldies
Liels paldies
Vienmēr laipni
Lūdzu
Where's the toilet? Kur ir tualete?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Šis kungs par visu samaksās (gentleman)
Šī kundze par visu samaksās (lady)
Would you like to dance with me? Vai Jūs vēlaties dejot?
I love you Es tevi mīlu
Get well soon Veseļojies
Leave me alone! Lieciet mani mierā!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Palīgā!
Ugunsgrēks!
Stāviet! (frm) Stāvi! (inf)
Call the police! Izsauciet policiju!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un laimīgu Jauno gadu
Happy Easter Priecīgas Lieldienas
Happy Birthday Daudz laimes dzimšanas dienā!
Apsveicu dzimšanas dienā
One language is never enough Ar vienu valodu nekad nepietiek
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mans transportlīdzeklis uz gaisa spilvena ir pilns ar zušiem
Mans gliseris ir pilns ar zušiem

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Links

Collections of Latvian phrases (some with audio)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/latvian.shtml
http://www.the-backpacking-site.com/countries/latvia-phrase.html

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