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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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Giving Orders

We hear orders every day: “Pick that up!” “Come here!” “Buy now!” Sometimes there’s a “please” attached, but it’s still an order. Orders are in the imperative case.  My mnemonic for this originally was: “it’s imperative that you remember.”  It’s … Continue reading

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Verb Stems

I’ve already told you that I think it’s important to learn verbs with three forms: the infinitive, 1st person present singular, 1st person past singular.  Here’s why: With these three forms, you can create the three stems necessary for building … Continue reading

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Learning Verbs

I just read an article the other day about someone who was working towards learning French and had some interesting points regarding verbs. During her studies, she learned the present form of a verb first, then the past and future, … Continue reading

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Infinitives

The infinitive of every non-reflexive Latvian verb ends in -t. The infinitive of every reflexive Latvian verb ends in -ties. So you could also say that to make a verb’s infinitive form reflexive, you just add -ies to the infinitive. … Continue reading

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Latvian Conjugations

Latvian has three conjugations for verbs: Short, Long and Mixed.  They can also be referred to as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd conjugations, respectively, but that nomenclature isn’t always consistent. To determine whether a verb fits into the short, long … Continue reading

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The Irregulars

There are only three truly irregular verbs: būt, iet, and dot.

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