Basic Latvian Verbs

Basic Latvian Verbs 2017-11-27T08:15:26+00:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Latvian conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Latvian“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
būt
(to) have
piederēt
(to) do / (to) make
darīt
can / (to) know how to
mācēt
(to) know (how)
zināt
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
pazīt
(to) understand
saprast
(to) speak / (to) talk
runāt
(to) listen to
klausīties
(to) hear
dzirdēt
(to) see
redzēt
(to) feel
just
(to) live
dzīvot
(to) want
gribēt
vēlēties

(to) need
vajadzēt
(to) like
patikt
(to) love
mīlēt
(to) give
dot
sniegt

(to) take
ņemt
(to) play
spēlēt
(to) laugh
smieties
(to) come
nākt
(to) go
iet
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
iet garām […]
(to) write
rakstīt
(to) read
lasīt
(to) count
skaitīt
(to) pronounce
izrunāt
(to) spell
nosaukt pa burtiem
(to) conjugate
locīt
(to) remember
atcerēties
(to) forget
aizmirst
(to) eat
ēst
(to) try
mēģināt
(to) use
lietot
(to) open
atvērt
(to) close
aizvērt
(to) greet / (to) welcome
sasveicināties
(to) begin
sākt
(to) end
beigt

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