CoolJugator: The Smart Conjugator in Latvian

This is a very simple Latvian verb conjugator. Our goal is to make Latvian conjugation easy, smart and straightforward.

You can input verbs into the CoolJugator bar above in any form, tense or mood in both Latvian and English. The Latvian CoolJugator can currently do around 764 verbs. We suggest you try it out.

You can also click here to browse the list of Latvian verbs that we can conjugate.

Common Latvian verbs

If you run out of ideas, some Latvian verbs according to their frequency of use on CoolJugator are:

The Latvian language

Latvian (latviešų valoda) is an Indo-European language, which belongs to the Baltic branch of the families along with the only other surviving member of this group - Lithuanian (the two languages are not mutually intelligible).

Latvian is spoken by around 2 million people, mostly in the Republic of Latvia, where it is the official language and spoken by 80% of the population. Latvian is written in Latin alphabet supplemented with some additional diacritics. It happens to be a highly inflected language, with lots of verb variation.

About Latvian conjugation

Latvian conjugation is a process in which Latvian verbs are modified to accord with various other features of the phrase. In Latvian, you have three basic forms:

  • the infinitive - for example, 'saprast', meaning 'to understand'
  • the present tense third form - for example, 'saprot', which means 'she/he/it understands'
  • the past tense third form - for example, 'saprata', which means 'she/he/it understood'

From of these simple forms, you form all the remaining forms - saprotat (you all understand), sapratām (we understood), sapratīsi (you will understand), saprastu (would understand), saproti (understand!), etc. are merely variations of these basic three forms.

In Latvian, you can conjugate verbs by these major factors:

  • person (the verb changes depending on the person it is referring to, e.g. 'es rakstīt', but 'tu raksti')
  • number ('es gaidu' but 'mes gaidām' - 'I wait' versus 'we wait'),
  • tense (you have the present, past, past and future tenses in Latvian),
  • voice (indicates the actor - for example, passive or active),
  • mood (which indicates the attitude, e.g. you have 'gaidiet' for '(please) wait!', etc.),

In the Latvian CoolJugator, we try to provide you as many of these factors as possible, although we also try to focus on the most important aspects of conjugation. Moreover, we always try to show how forms relate to one another (see the verb tree above).

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