People & Professions in Latvian

People & Professions in Latvian 2017-07-21T10:19:22+00:00

Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

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

People & Professions in Latvian

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People

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
cilvēks
people / humans
cilvēki
woman
sieviete
man
vīrietis
child
bērns
girl
meitene
boy
zēns
puisis

Professions

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
profession
profesija
employee / worker
darbinieks (m), darbiniece (f)
clerk / official
ierēdnis (m), ierēdne (f)
colleague
kolēģis (m), kolēģe (f)
pensioner / retiree
pensionārs (m), pensionāre (f)
unemployed person / jobseeker
bezdarbnieks (m), bezdarbniece (f)
doctor
ārsts (m), ārste (f)
journalist
žurnālists (m), žurnāliste (f)
engineer
inženieris (m), inženiere (f)
mehāniķis (m), mehāniķe (f)

boss
vadītājs (m), vadītāja (f)
director
direktors (m), direktore (f)
manager
vadītājs (m), vadītāja (f)
secretary
sekretārs (m), sekretāre (f)
driver
šoferis (m), šofere (f)
farmer
lauksaimnieks (m), lauksaimniece (f)
baker
maiznieks (m), maizniece (f)
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
pārdevējs (m), pārdevēja (f)
nurse
medmāsa
māsiņa

policeman (m), policewoman (f)
policists (m), policiste (f)
cook / chef
pavārs (m), pavāre (f)
teacher (m), female teacher (f)
skolotājs (m), skolotāja (f)
shoemaker [Sg]
kurpnieks (m), kurpniece (f)
shoemakers [Pl]
kurpnieki
watchmaker [Sg]
pulksteņmeistars (m), pulksteņmeistare (f)
watchmakers [Pl]
pulksteņmeistari

Work & Application

EnglishLatvianPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
strādāt
work / job
darbs
workplace
darba vieta
employment / occupation
nodarbošanās
profesija

office
birojs
factory
rūpnīca
construction site
būvlaukums
salary
alga
(to) earn
pelnīt
nopelnīt

(to) look for a job
meklēt darbu
(to) find a job
atrast darbu
job interview
darba intervija
CV
CV
education
izglītība
experience
pieredze

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