Knowing how to say How are you in Latvian is highly useful if you are in Latvia. Of course, this is because saying How are you is the most typical way to start a conversation.
"How are you?" is a question that goes beyond greetings. It is a way of showing the other person that you care about them. Whenever you ask someone, Kā jums klājas? (frm) or how are you? They immediately feel cared for. So, learn the basic greeting phrases with Ling App and make a good impression with the people you meet.
Latvian (Latviski) is one of the Balto-Slavic languages. Latvian is the native and official language of Latvia. So, if you are visiting Latvia and meeting your Latvian friend, you must greet them, asking, "How are you?"
Some formal phrases in Latvian include "Have you spent your time well?" "labi pavadīji laiku?" and "Have you been well?" “vai tev ir bijis labi?” Some other examples are below.
|English Phrases||Latvian Phrases|
|Have you spent your time well?||labi pavadīji laiku?|
|How have you been?||Kā Tev ir gājis?|
|Have you been well?||vai tev ir bijis labi?|
|What have you been up to?||ar ko tu nodarbojies?|
|Are you ok?||Vai tev viss kārtībā?|
|Is everything fine?||vai viss kārtībā?|
|Is everything going well?||vai viss notiek labi?|
Informal ways are also known as slang ways of greeting. These slang ways are not preferable while speaking to an older person. Therefore, if you want to say How are you in Latvian informally, consider the following examples.
|English phrases||Latvian phrases|
|What's up?||kas notiek?|
|Is there any here?||vai te kāds ir?|
|Long time no see||ilgi neesi redzēts|
|Are you alright?||tev viss labi?|
|How is everything?||kā iet?|
|Hey, hey man what's up?||čau, čau cilvēk, kas notiek?|
|How is it going?||Kā iet?|
A standard way of speaking is neither too formal nor too informal. You can use this method to keep yourself safe. For example, if you are a foreigner with some knowledge of Latvian culture, you can use the standard way to speak with someone.
Moreover, standard greetings are also preferable while speaking in a business meeting with a Latvian client. It is the most common means of greeting in business with international partners. For example, a phrase like "How are things going?" "kā iet?" is the standard means of asking How are you.
|English phrases||How are you in Latvian phrases|
|How are you?||kā tev iet?|
|How is it going lately?||kā iet pēdējā laikā?|
|Have you been busy?||vai esi bijis aizņemts?|
|How are things going?||kā iet?|
After meeting someone, the first thing you say before how are you in Latvian is "Good morning" "Labrīt." It is the basic way of greeting people. The following are some examples.
|English words||Latvian words|
|Good night||ar labu nakti|
|English phrases||Latvian phrases|
|I lost my wallet||Es pazaudēju savu maku|
|Is there anyone here||vai te ir kāds|
|That's too expensive||Tas ir pārāk dārgi.|
|What time is it?||Cik ir pulkstenis?|
|Do you speak English?||Vai jūs runājat angliski?|
|Do you have a safe?||vai jums ir seifs?|
|Am I under arrest?||Vai es esmu arestēts|
|Do you have alcohol||vai jums ir alkohols|
|I don't understand||Es nesaprotu|
|Where there is a lot.||kur te ir daudz..|
|Does the room come with||Vai šajā istabā ir|
|Can I take a look?||vai es varu ieskatīties?|
|How much is this?||Cik tas maksā?|
|Where are the toilets?||kur ir tualetes?|
|Where's the toilet/bathroom?||Kur ir tualete?|
|Take me there, please||Aizvediet mani uz turieni|
|I don't eat beef||Es neēdu liellopu gaļu|
|Is it sold out?||Tas ir izpārdots?|
|I lost my bag||Es pazaudēju savu somu|
|Where is the police station?||kur ir policijas iecirknis?|
|Where is the ATM?||kur ir bankomāts|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Vai Jūs pieņemat kredītkartes?|
|I can't speak Latvian [well].||Es nemāku latviešu valodu [labi]|
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