It’s only been 3 days but you should already be able to greet someone in Latvian, tell your name, where you are from and use basic phrases like yes, no, please and thank you. Now let’s add family in the mix.
Labdien, mani sauc Anna! Man iet labi. Es esmu no Amerikas un es runāju mazliet latviski. Man ir maza ģimene – mamma, tētis un viena māsa. Manu māsu sauc Linda. Viņa nesaprot latviski.
Hello, my name is Anna! I am doing well. I am from America and I speak a little Latvian. I have a small family – mom, dad and one sister. My sisters name is Linda. She does not understand Latvian.
ģimene – family
šī ir mana ģimene – this is my family
mamma – mom
tētis – dad
bērns – child
brālis – brother
māsa – sister
manu māsu / brāli sauc Linda/Artis – my sister /brother is called Linda/Artis
es esmu/neesmu precējies – I am / am not married (m)
es esmu/neesmu precējusies – I am / am not married (f)
man ir – I have
man nav – I do not have
man ir bērni – I have children
man nav bērnu – I do not have children
man ir liela ģimene – I have a big family
man ir maza ģimene – I have a small family
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