Latvian Questions

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Latvian Questions

Learning the Latvian Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Latvian questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:

In Latvian there are 3 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following.

The most common way is the following

- Particle “vai” + pronoun + verb: Similar to English, where the auxiliaries do and does are used. Vai viņai ir brīvs laiks? (Does she have free time?)

- Pronoun + verb: Only the intonation makes the sentence interrogative: Viņai ir brīvs laiks? (Does she have free time?)

- Finally you can also make a question by adding a tag question to the end of a statement. Viņai ir brīvs laiks, vai ne? (She has free time, doesn’t she?)


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsLatvian Questions
QuestionsJautājumi
how?kā?
what?kas?
who?kas?
why?kāpēc?
where?kur?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Latvian.

List of Questions in Latvian

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

English QuestionsLatvian Questions
where is he?kur viņš ir?
what is this?Kas tas ir?
why are you sad?kāpēc esat skumīgs?
how do you want to pay?Kā jūs vēlaties maksāt?
can I come?Vai varu nākt?
is he sleeping?Vai viņš guļ?
do you know me?Vai mani pazīsti?
do you have my book?Vai jums ir mana grāmata?
how big is it?cik liels tas ir?
can I help you?Vai varu jums palīdzēt?
can you help me?Vai varat man palīdzēt?
do you speak English?Vai runājat angliski?
how far is this?cik tālu tas ir?
what time is it?Cikos tas ir?
how much is this?Cik tas maksā?
what is your name?kāds ir jūsu vārds? /kā tevi sauc?
where do you live?kur tu dzīvo? /kur jūs dzīvojat?

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