Latvian Vocabulary: L - R

laba (fem.nom.sg.adj.) 'good'
labdien (greeting) 'hello, good day'
labi (adv.) 'good, well, OK, fine'
labrit (greeting) 'good morning'
laikraksts (masc. noun) 'newspaper'
laiks (noun, masc.) 'time'
lasa (verb, 3.p.pres. form of lasīt 'to read') 'reads, is reading'
lasīt (verb, infin. conj.cl. 3(a)) 'to read'
launags (noun, masc.) 'lunch, luncheon, afternoon tea'
liels (adj., nom.sg.masc.) 'big, large'
lūdzu (verb, 1.p.sg.) 'please; you're welcome'
luga (noun, fem.) 'play, stage play'
ļoti (adv.) 'very'
māca (verb, 3.p.pres. form of mācīt 'to read') 'reads, is reading'
māja (fem. noun) 'house'
man (dat.1.p.sg.pers. pronoun) 'to me'
man, mani (pronoun, 1.p.sg.personal, dative & accusative) 'to me, me'
mans, mana (adj., masc. & fem.) 'my'
mašīna (noun, fem.) 'car, machine'
māte (noun, fem.) 'mother'
mazgāt (verb, infin., conj.cl.2) 'to wash'
meita (noun, fem.) 'daughter'
mēs (pron., 1.p.pl.nom.) 'we'
(negative) 'no'
nekur (adv., negative, stressed on 2nd syllable) 'nowhere'
nemaz (adverb, neg., stressed on 2nd syllable) 'not at all'
no (prep. + gen.) 'from, out of, off'
noteikti (adv.) 'definitely, certainly'
ozols (masc. noun) 'oak, oak tree'
paka (fem. noun) 'package, parcel'
paldies 'thank you, thanks'
patikt (verb, infin.) 'to like, be pleasing to'
pats (pronoun, masc.) 'self, oneself'
pēc (prep. + gen.) 'after'
piederēt (verb, infin.) 'to belong to, be owned by'
piens (masc. noun) 'milk'
pietiek (verb, 3.p.pres. of pietikt) 'suffices, is enough'
pilsēta (noun, fem.) 'city, town'
pods (masc. noun) 'pot, saucepan'
prasīt (verb, infin., conj.cl. 3(a)) 'to ask, request'
pulkstenis (noun, masc.) 'clock, watch'
raksta (verb, 3.p.pres. form of rakstīt 'to read') 'reads, is reading'
rakstīt (verb, infin., conj.cl. 3(a)) 'to write'
rakstnieks (masc. noun) 'writer, author'
redzēt (verb, infin., conj.cl. 3(b)) 'to see'
resns (adj. pronounced re*sns) 'fat'
Rīga (noun, fem.) '(city of) Riga'
Rita (fem. noun) 'Rita'
rīts (noun, masc.) 'morning'
Roberts (masc. noun) 'Robert'


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