Food & Drinks in Latvian

Food & Drinks in Latvian 2017-11-27T08:20:34+00:00

Food and drinks are a recurring talking point, not only while eating out on vacation. So let’s learn the most common words and phrases related to this topic.

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

Food & Drinks in Latvian

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Basic Food & Spices

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
bread [Sg]
maize
breads [Pl]
maizes
roll [Sg]
rullītis
rolls [Pl]
rullīši
butter
sviests
cheese
siers
honey
medus
jam [Sg]
ievārījums
jams [Pl]
ievārījumi
egg [Sg]
olas
eggs [Pl]
olas
noodles
nūdeles
rice
rīsi
yoghurt [Sg]
jogurts
yoghurts [Pl]
jogurti
sugar
cukurs
salt
sāls
pepper
pipari
spice [Sg]
garšviela
spices [Pl]
garšvielas
oil
eļļa

Basic Words & Phrases

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) eat
ēst
food
ēdiens
(to) drink
dzert
drink [Sg]
dzēriens
drinks [Pl]
dzērieni
hungry
izsalcis (m), izsalkusi (f)
hunger
bads
izsalkums

thirsty
izslāpis (m), izslāpusi (f)
thirst
slāpes
(to) cook
gatavot ēdienu
(to) taste
pagaršot
tasty
garšīgs (m), garšīga (f)
delicious
gards (m), garda (f)
garšīgs (m), garšīga (f)

Bon appetit! / Enjoy your meal!
Labu apetīti!
Cheers! / To your health!
Priekā!
Uz tavu veselību!

breakfast
brokastis
lunch
pusdienas
dinner
vakariņas
restaurant [Sg]
restorāns
restaurants [Pl]
restorāni
bar [Sg]
bārs
bars [Pl]
bāri
café
kafejnīca

Dishes

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
soup [Sg]
zupa
soups [Pl]
zupas
salad [Sg]
salāti
salads [Pl]
salāti
french fries / chips
frī kartupeļi

Dishes & Cutlery

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
cutlery
galda piederumi
fork
dakša
dakšiņa

spoon
karote
knife
nazis
plate
šķīvis
glass
glāze
cup
tase
tasīte

mug
krūze

Drinks

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
water
ūdens
mineral water
minerālūdens
soda water / sparkling water
gāzēts ūdens
still water
negāzēts ūdens
juice [Sg]
sula
juices [Pl]
sulas
beer
alus
wine
vīns
champagne
šampanietis
cocktail
kokteilis
milk
piens
cocoa
kakao
coffee
kafija
tea
tēja

Flavors

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
sweet
salds (m), salda (f)
sour
skābs (m), skāba (f)
spicy
pikants (m), pikanta (f)
salty
sāļš (m), sāļa (f)
bitter
rūgts (m), rūgta (f)

Fruit & Vegetables

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
fruit
augļi
vegetables
dārzeņi
apple [Sg]
ābols
apples [Pl]
āboli
orange [Sg]
apelsīns
oranges [Pl]
apelsīni
strawberry [Sg]
zemene
strawberries [Pl]
zemenes
banana [Sg]
banāns
bananas [Pl]
banāni
potato [Sg]
kartupelis
potatoes [Pl]
kartupeļi
cucumber [Sg]
gurķis
cucumbers [Pl]
gurķi

Meat & Sausages

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
meat
gaļa
sausage [Sg]
desa
sausages [Pl]
desas
small sausage [Sg]
cīsiņš
small sausages [Pl]
cīsiņi
ham
šķiņķis
chicken
cālis
fish
zivs
beef
liellopu gaļa
lamb
jēra gaļa

Sweets

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
chocolate
šokolāde
pie [Sg]
pīrāgs
pies [Pl]
pīrāgi
cake [Sg]
kūka
torte

cakes [Pl]
kūkas
tortes

biscuit [Sg]
cepums
biscuits [Pl]
cepumi
icecream
saldējums

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