Latvian Adjectives

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Latvian Adjectives

Learning the Latvian Adjectives displayed below is vital to the language. Latvian Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence.

Grammar Tips:

While in English an adjective doesn’t change when the noun changes, in Latvian an adjective should agree in gender and number with the noun. For example:

a)    Masculine to feminine example:

Šis ir mans mazais dēls (this is my little son) becomes: Šī ir mana mazā meita (this is my little daughter)

As you can see from the example above, the adjective also takes the feminine form.

b)    Singular to plural example:

Šis ir mans baltais kaķis (this is my white cat) becomes: Šie ir mani baltie kaķi (these are my white cats).

As you can see from the example above, the adjective also takes the plural form.


Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesLatvian Adjectives
adjectivesĪpašības vārdi
a green treezaļš koks
a tall buildingaugsta ēka
a very old manļoti vecs cilvēks
the old red housevecā sarkanā māja
a very nice friendļoti jauks draugs

Notice the structure of the Adjectives in Latvian.

List of Adjectives in Latvian

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Latvian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Latvian vocabulary.

English AdjectivesLatvian Adjectives
colorskrāsas
blackmelna krāsa
bluezila krāsa
brownbrūna krāsa
graypelēka krāsa
greenzaļa krāsa
orangeoranža krāsa
purplepurpura krāsa, purpursarkana krāsa
redsarkana krāsa
whitebalta krāsa
yellowdzeltena krāsa
sizesizmēri
bigliels
deepdziļš
longgarš
narrowšaurs
shortīss
smallmazs
tallaugsts
thickbiezs
thinplāns
wideplašs
shapesformas
circularapaļš/apaļa
straighttaisns/taisna
squarekvadrātveida
triangulartrīsstūra
tastesgaršas
bitterrūgts/rūgta
freshsvaigs/svaiga
saltysāļš/sāļa
sourskābs/skāba
spicypikants/pikanta
sweetsalds/salda
qualitiesīpašības
badslikts/slikta
cleantīrs /tīra
darktumšs /tumša
difficultgrūts/grūta
dirtynetīrs /netīra
drysauss /sausa
easyviegls/viegla
emptytukšs /tukša
expensivedārgs /dārga
fastātrs/ātra
foreignārzemju
fullpilns /pilna
goodlabs/laba
hardgrūts/grūta
heavysmags /smaga
inexpensivelēts /lēta
lightviegls/viegla //gaišs/gaiša
localpašvaldības, vietējs /vietēja
newjauns /jauna
noisytrokšņains /trokšņaina
oldvecs /veca
powerfulspēcīgs /spēcīga
quietkluss /klusa
correctpareizs /pareiza
slowlēns /lēna
softmīksta
veryļoti
weakvājš /vāja
wetslapjš /slapja
wrongnepareizs/nepareiza
youngjauns /jauna
quantitiesdaudzumi
fewnedaudz
littlemaz
manydaudz
muchdaudz
partdaļa
somedaži
a fewdaži
wholeviss

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