This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Latvian. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
gaišs (m), gaiša (f)
dark
tumšs (m), tumša (f)
color
color
krāsa
colored
colored
krāsains (m), krāsaina (f)
white
white
balts (m), balta (f)
black
black
melns (m), melna (f)
yellow
yellow
dzeltens (m), dzeltena (f)
orange
orange
oranžs (m), oranža (f)
red
red
sarkans (m), sarkana (f)
pink
pink
rozā
violet
violet
violets (m), violeta (f)
blue
blue
zils (m), zila (f)
green
green
zaļš (m), zaļa (f)
brown
brown
brūns (m), brūna (f)
grey
grey
pelēks (m), pelēka (f)

Appearance & attributes

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
new
jauns (m), jauna (f)
old
vecs (m), veca (f)
small
mazs (m), maza (f)
large / big
liels (m), liela (f)
young
jauns (m), jauna (f)
kind / pleasant
laipns (m), laipna (f)
patīkams (m), patīkama (f)

unkind / unpleasant
nelaipns (m), nelaipna (f)
nepatīkams (m), nepatīkama (f)

patient
pacietīgs (m), pacietīga (f)
tall (When talking about people)
garšs (m), gara (f)
middle sized (When talking about people)
vidēja izmēra
small (When talking about people)
mazs (m), maza (f)
fat
resns (m), resna (f)
thin / slim
tievs (m), tieva (f)
nice / pretty
jauks (m), jauka (f)
skaists (m), skaista (f)

beautiful
skaists (m), skaista (f)
ugly
nesmuks (m), nesmuka (f)
ill / sick
slims (m), slima (f)
healthy
vesels (m), vesela (f)
happy / cheerful
laimīgs (m), laimīga (f)
priecīgs (m), priecīga (f)

sad
bēdīgs (m), bēdīga (f)
skumjš (m), skumja (f)

sporty
sportisks (m), sportiska (f)
ambitioned
godkārīgs (m), godkārīga (f)
intelligent
gudrs (m), gudra (f)
prātīgs (m), prātīga (f)

creative
radošs (m), radoša (f)
active
aktīvs (m), aktīva (f)
darbīgs (m), darbīga (f)

sentimental
sentimentāls (m), sentimentāla (f)
rational
racionāls (m), racionāla (f)
saprātīgs (m), saprātīga (f)

emotional
emocionāls (m), emocionāla (f)
natural
dabisks (m), dabiska (f)
romantic
romantisks (m), romantiska (f)
nice / amiable
patīkams (m), patīkama (f)
draudzīgs (m), draudzīga (f)

spontaneous
spontāns (m), spontāna (f)
energetic
enerģisks (m), enerģiska (f)
stressed (out)
saspringts (m), saspringta (f)
relaxed
atslābinājies (m), atslābinājusies (f)
frustrated
neapmierināts (m), neapmierināta (f)
talented
talantīgs (m), talantīga (f)
apdāvināts (m), apdāvināta (f)

Questions & phrases

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
Kā viņš izskatās?
What does she look like?
Kā viņa izskatās?
What is he like?
Kāds viņš ir?
What is she like?
Kāda viņa ir?

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