Category Archives: Vocabulary

Wordy Wednesday: Modes of Transportation II

Let’s finish last week’s Wordy Wednesday topic off today! lidot : to fly [slider title=”conjugate me”]lidot, 2. konj. (long) tag. lidoju, lido, lido, lidojam, lidojat pag.lidoju, lidoji, lidoja, lidojām, lidojāt nak.lidošu, lidosi, lidos, lidosim, lidosiet / lidosit pav. lido, lidojiet[/slider] … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Modes of Transportation I

Lots of driving today for us as Spring is finally here! We had fun going to various markets and picking up fresh, seasonal veggies to enjoy all week. What we do with those veggies is a topic for the other … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Points on a Map

If you’ve traveled anywhere, you know that a good map is a boon companion. It may point out areas of interest, show you where the good museums are and direct you to the nearest hospital if you are unlucky. All … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Knit One, Purl Two

While listening to Greizie Rati, one of the riddles was as follows: Krustām, šķērsām taisīts koka aploks — ganiņš gana tūkstošiem aitiņu. A corral made of criss-crossed wood, a shepherd shepherds thousands of little sheep. The answer? Knitting! More precisely, … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Pet Edition

I love the way Latvian creates the word for pet. Since my little furballs are an important part of my life, today’s Wordy Wednesday is all about our furry, four-footed friends. dzīvot : to live [slider title=”conjugate me”] dzīvot, 2. … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Mmmm!

Lately, my husband has really gotten into baking. He loves it! So in honor of all the wonderful bread he’s been providing us, today’s Wordy Wednesday is all about baking. maize : bread [slider title=”decline me”]maize, f., 5. dekl. vsk.: … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Wordbuilding with Sētas

Today, let’s take a look at some light wordbuilding with compound nouns. Nouns galva : head (fem.) [slider title=”decline me”]galva, f., 4. dekl. vsk.: galva, galvas, galvai, galvu, ar galvu, galvā dsk.: galvas, galvu, galvām, galvas, ar galvām, galvās[/slider] As … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Reading

Welcome to the first Wordy Wednesday! NB: vsk. and dsk. are the abbreviations for vienskaitlis and daudzskaitlis, or singular and plural, respectively.  Cases are given in standard Latvian order, as such: kas (nom.), kā (gen.), kam (dat.), ko (acc.), ar … Continue reading

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Upcoming Feature: Wordy Wednesday

I was thinking about it the other day and thought I would do a riff on those “Wordless Wednesdays” you see around the blogosphere every week. Of course, since my blog is all about words, going Wordless doesn’t make as … Continue reading

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Prepositions

Despite their small size, prepositions are really important to understand.  For one thing, without prepositions, you lose a lot of meaning and for another, more important thing, some of them do double duty as verbal prefixes. Of course, it would … Continue reading

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