Latvian Negation

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Latvian Negation

Learning the Latvian Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Latvian negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Latvian, negation can be made simply by adding a prefix "ne" in front of the main verb. In Latvian normally no double negative is used.


Es nevaru to izdarīt (I can't do this). 

Man tas nepatīk (I don't like it).


You can form negative also by adding a particle “nav” (meaning “don’t have).


Man nav laika. (I don’t have time).

Man nav naudas (I don’t have money).

Here are some examples:

English NegationLatvian Negation
he is not hereViņš nav šeit
that is not my booktā nav mana grāmata
do not enternenāciet

Notice the structure of the Negation in Latvian.

List of Negation in Latvian

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Latvian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Latvian vocabulary.

English NegationLatvian Negation
I don't speakEs nerunāju
I don't writeEs nerakstu
I don't driveEs nevadu /es nebraucu
I don't loveEs nemīlu
I don't giveEs nedodu
I don't smileEs nesmaidu
I don't takeEs neņemu
he doesn't speakviņš nerunā
he doesn't writeviņš neraksta
he doesn't driveviņš nebrauc
he doesn't loveviņš nemīl
he doesn't giveviņš nedod
he doesn't smileviņš nesmaida
he doesn't takeviņš neņem
we don't speakmēs nerunājam
we don't writemēs nerakstām
we don't drivemēs nevadām /nebraucam
we don't lovemēs nemīlam
we don't givemēs nedodam
we don't smilemēs nesmaidām
we don't takemēs neņemam

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