Colloquial Latvian: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Routledge, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 266 pages
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This new edition of Colloquial Latvian has been completely rewritten to make learning Latvian easier and more enjoyable than ever before!

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Latvian. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes Colloquial Latvian your best choice in personal language learning?

  • Interactive - lots of exercises for regular practice
  • Clear - concise grammar notes
  • Practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
  • Complete - including answer key and reference section

By the end of this rewarding course, you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Latvian in a broad range of everyday situations.

 

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Contents

1 Sveiki Hello
1
2 Ledzu brauciet uz Please drive to
16
3 Man ir rezervbts numurs I have a reservation
29
4 Brauciens ar vilcienu Travelling by train
42
5 Restorana At the restaurant
54
6 Gimene Family
67
7 Ko tu dari brcvaja laika? What do you do in your free time?
78
8 Iesim iepirkties Lets go shopping
91
12 Kas jums kaiv? Whats wrong with you?
146
13 Jaunais dzcvoklis The new flat
160
14 Kads vodien bes laiks? What will the weather be like today?
173
15 Sakari un masu informacijas lcdzeli Communications and mass media
187
Grammar summary
199
Key to exercises
217
LatvianEnglish glossary
237
EnglishLatvian glossary
252

9 Iesim uz tirgu Lets go to the market
105
10 Ka tu pavadi dienas? How do you spend your days?
119
11 Kur tu biji atvalinajuma? Where did you go on holiday?
131
Bibliography
263
Index
265
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About the author (2009)

Chris Moseley teaches Latvian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London and is also the editor of two other volumes for Routledge: the Atlas of the World's Languages and the Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages.

Dace Praulinš started teaching Latvian History, Culture, Society and Language at the University of Glasgow in 2006 following three decades in language teaching. She has taught English to speakers of other languages in the UK, Germany and Latvia. She has also taught German and French.

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