Category Archives: Grammar

Counting One by One

An important topic I haven’t yet covered is how to count in Latvian. For now, we’ll start with the very basics – how to count up to nine and how Latvians indicate ordinals (first, second, third, and so on). Numbers … Continue reading

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Introduction to Adjectives

Oof, okay, I’m getting back into the swing of things. Been scrambling after coming back from vacation because of work, grad school and immigration, but hopefully things are going to calm down a little now. Honestly, I haven’t even looked … Continue reading

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A Little About Conjunctions

Conjunctions are the little words that make sentences go around. If you’re American, you might even be humming in your head the old kids’ show song from Schoolhouse Rock, “Conjunction Junction (What’s Your Function)”. Conjunctions are words that help connect … Continue reading

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Šis un Tas: Demonstrating Demonstratives

For fast reference, you can also go to Charts to look at just the Demonstratives chart or grab the easy printable / downloadable PDF. Today’s post is a Reader Request! Do you want me to cover a topic or answer … Continue reading

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Verbs: Reflexive

Eric requested this one today, so if you were curious about how reflexive verbs worked and were wondering when I’d get around to posting about it, you can thank him for requesting it! :) Up until now, I’ve only talked … Continue reading

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Nouns in Vocative

We’ve reached the last post in the Nouns series for now. There will be more posts in the series on topics like Diminutives in the future.  I haven’t decided yet whether or not to start a new series, so for … Continue reading

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Nouns in Locative

This is my favorite case, hands down.  For one, it is the case I can most reliably pick out of sentences, so I usually will translate it first.  For another, it’s just so darned easy.  I love this case! The … Continue reading

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Nouns in Instrumental

I promised that the nouns would get easier and the last post on Accusative wound up being one of the longest posts in the series, I know.  But if you got Accusative and Dative down, you’re just a teensy bit … Continue reading

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Nouns in Accusative

So far we’ve covered three of the seven Latvian noun cases and what I think are the most difficult.  From here on out, the remaining cases get much easier to work with.  Today, let’s look at the accusative case.  This … Continue reading

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Nouns in Dative, Part II

Man, don’t you just hate it when coughs linger on? I sure do, but at least I’m not feeling like I should fall over dead every day. As it happens, the dative construction can be really important when it comes … Continue reading

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