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Learn Latvian

Latvian is a very early European language which uses the Latin alphabet. If you’re looking for a soothing language experience, this is just for you, as it’s a very musical, lilting language. uTalk will help you to pick up on the sounds and start talking it with confidence.§

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Latvia

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Baltic

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Fun facts about Latvian

The Latvian phrase pūst pīlītes - 'to blow little ducks' - means to talk nonsense.

Latvian is part of the Baltic language group, and its only other living relative is Lithuanian.

Male names in Latvian will almost invariably end in an -s and female names in either -a or -e. This extends to foreign names, so the English John would become Džons in Latvian.

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