We’ll now learn talking about parts of the human body as well as some useful Latvian words and phrases related to Health and Illnesses. Let’s hope you’ll never need them, but better be prepared than sorry as they say…

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

Body & Health in Latvian

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The Body

body [Sg]ķermenis
bodies [Pl]ķermeņi
head [Sg]galva
heads [Pl]galvas
face [Sg]seja
faces [Pl]sejas
eye [Sg]acs
eyes [Pl]acis
ear [Sg]auss
ears [Pl]ausis
nose [Sg]deguns
noses [Pl]deguni
mouth [Sg]mute
mouths [Pl]mutes
tongue [Sg]mēle
tongues [Pl]mēles
neck [Sg]kakls
necks [Pl]kakli
chest [Sg]krūts
chests [Pl]krūtis
back / shouldermugura

stomach [Sg]vēders
stomachs [Pl]vēderi
heart [Sg]sirds
hearts [Pl]sirdis
arm [Sg]roka
arms [Pl]rokas
elbow [Sg]elkonis
elbows [Pl]elkoņi
hand [Sg]plauksta

hands [Pl]plaukstas

right handlabā roka
left handkreisā roka
finger [Sg]pirksts
fingers [Pl]pirksti
leg [Sg]kāja
legs [Pl]kājas
foot [Sg]pēda
feet [Pl]pēdas
tooth [Sg]zobs
teeth [Pl]zobi

Health & Illnesses

healthyvesels (m), vesela (f)
ill / sickslims (m), slima (f)
ache [Sg]sāpes
aches [Pl]sāpes
My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts.Man sāp [...].
My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt.Man sāp [...].
I have a stomach ache.Man sāp vēders.
My legs hurt.Man sāp kājas.
doctorārsts (m), ārste (f)
medical office / doctor’s surgerymedicīnas iestāde
chemist’s / drugstoreaptieka
illness / maladyslimība

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