If you are in Latvia or a Latvian-speaking country, have you ever thought about the correct way to tell the Date And Time In Latvian? The actual time to speak Latvian depends on understanding the numbers of Latvian and some principles about seconds, minutes, and hours in Latvian.
Proper Ways To Say Date And Time In Latvian
Did you know that Latvians do not use the 12-hour clock exclusively like Americans? They usually use the 24-hour clock instead! Therefore, when translating the 24-hour time, remember to add 12 to PM time – 4:00 Pm will be equal to 16:00.
Formally, the time is published using the 24-hour clock, but informally, Latvians usually use the 12-hour clock and specify when uncommon or unclear time needs. It depends on the speakers they will use in any particular situation.
How To Express AM And PM In Latvian
There is no direct equivalent of PM and AM. Instead, these phrases are equivalent to “in the afternoon” or “in the morning”, which makes more sense than our PM/AM conventions.
AM will be expressed as:
- naktī – in the night
- no rīta – in the morning
- pa nakti – at night, during the night
PM is a bit tougher than AM. Possible translations include:
- dienā – during the day, in the day (this doesn’t translate well)
- pa dienu – during the day
- vakarā – in the evening
- pēcpusdienā – after mid-day, in the afternoon
What About Midnight? – Date And Time In Latvian
To avoid any confusion, the beginning of a day in the 24-hour clock is 00:00, and the end is 24:00. Therefore, a 24-hour store is open from 00 – 24.
If you want to see someone later in the night, you will see them at 24 o’clock, but if you need to wake up at midnight to go to the cemetery for shift work, you will get up at 00 o’clock.
The official Date format: yyyy-mm-dd, though dd.mm. yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy are often used.
Okay, now it’s time to know and learn some vocabulary related to Latvian time and date. This lesson will let you know how to say the day of the week, names of the months, seasons, and time of day in Latvian.
Vocabulary About Date And Time In Latvian
Days Of The Week
Name Of Month
Name Of Season
|English||Season names in Latvian|
Latvian Time And Date Phrases With Pronunciation
|English||Words and phrases related to time and date in Latvian|
|What time is it?||Cik ir pulkstenis? tsihk ihr PUHLKS-teh-nihs)|
|What time?||Cikos? (TSIH-kohs)|
|half an hour||Pusstunda (PUHSS-tuhn-duh)|
|in the morning||no rīta (naw reetah)|
|in the evening||Vakarā (VUH-kuh-rah)|
How To Say The Time
Do you want to learn the simplest and easiest way to say six o’clock in the Latvian language? Make use of these terms directly that are given below. It will help you tell the current time on the clock in the Latvian language.
|English Time||Latvian Time With Pronunciation|
|one o’clock||pulkstens viens (POOLKS-tehns vyehns)|
|two o’clock||pulkstens divi (POOLKS-tehns DIH-vih)|
|three o’clock||pulkstens trīs (POOLKS-tehns trees)|
|four o’clock||pulkstens četri (POOLKS-tehns CHEH-trih)|
|five o’clock||pulkstens piece (POOLKS-tehns PYEH-tsih)|
|six o’clock||pulkstens seši (POOLKS-tehns SEH-shih)|
|seven o’clock||pulkstens septiņi (POOLKS-tehns SEHP-tih-nyih)|
|eight o’clock||pulkstens astoņi (POOLKS-tehns UHS-toh-nyih)|
|nine o’clock||pulkstens deviņi (POOLKS-tehns DEH-vih-nyih)|
|ten o’clock||pulkstens desmit (POOLKS-tehns DEHS-miht)|
|eleven o’clock||pulkstens vienpadsmit (POOLKS-tehns VYEHN-puhds-miht)|
|twelve o’clock||pulkstens divpadsmit (POOLKS-tehns DIHV-puhds-miht)|
|quarter to six, 17:45||bez piecpadsmit minūtēm seši (behz PYEHTS-pahds-miht MIH-noo-tehm SEH-shih)|
|quarter past six, 18:15||piecpadsmit minūtes pāri sešiem|
|half-past seven, 18:30||pusseptiņi|
Important Vocabulary Related To Date And Time In Latvian
Make use of the simple Latvian phrases to know the time duration for instance a Year, a Week, and a Four-week period when it comes to the Latvian language.
|English||Latvain With Pronunciation|
|Month(s)||Mēnesis (mēneši) (MEHH-neh-sees(MEHH-neh-shih))|
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