Latvian Feminine

If you're trying to learn Latvian Feminine you will find some useful resources including a course about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Latvian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Latvian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Latvian Feminine

Learning the Latvian Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Latvian feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

In Latvian all nouns are either masculine or feminine. For example: vīrietis (man), sieviete (woman), māsa (sister), brālis (brother).

Some masculine words (usually professions) can be changed into feminine, simply by removing the masculine ending (– s) and adding a vowel (-a or –e). For example:

Students (student masc.) becomes studente (student fem.), ārsts (doctor masc.) becomes ārste (doctor fem), skolotājs (teacher masc.) becomes skolotāja (teacher fem.)


Here are some examples:

English FeminineLatvian Feminine
FeminineSieviešu dzimte
he is happyviņš ir laimīgs
she is happyviņa ir laimīga
he is Americanviņš ir amerikānis
she is Americanviņa ir amerikāniete
manvīrietis
womansieviete
fathertēvs
mothermāte
brotherbrālis
sistermāsa
uncletēvocis
aunttante
bulltēviņš
cowmātīte
boyzēns
girlmeitene

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Latvian.

List of Feminine in Latvian

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Latvian? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Latvian vocabulary.

English VocabularyLatvian Vocabulary
objectsobjekti /priekšmeti
bathroomvannas istaba
bedgulta
bedroomguļamistaba
ceilinggriesti
chairkrēsls
clothesapģērbs
coatmētelis
cupkauss
deskrakstāmgalds
dresskleita
floorstāvs /grīda
forkdakša
furnituremēbeles
glassglāze
hatcepure
housemāja
inktinte
jacketjaka
kitchenvirtuve
knifenazis
lamplampa
lettervēstule
mapkarte
newspaperavīze
notebookpiezīmju grāmatiņa
pantsbikses
paperpapīrs
penpildspalva
pencilzīmulis
pharmacyaptieka
picturebilde
platešķīvis, ēdiens
refrigeratorledusskapis
restaurantrestorāns
roofjumts
roomistaba
rugpaklājs
scissorsšķēres
shampoošampūns
shirtkrekls
shoeskurpes
soapziepes
socksīsās zeķes
spoonkarote
tablegalds
toilettualete
toothbrushzobu birstīte
toothpastezobu pasta
toweldvielis
umbrellalietussargs
underwearapakšveļa
wallsiena
walletmaks
windowlogs
telephonetālrunis

Feminine and Masculine have a very important role in Latvian. Once you're done with Latvian Feminine, you might want to check the rest of our Latvian lessons here: Learn Latvian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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