1000 most common Latvian words

Latvian is a Baltic language which belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. Many of the 1000 most common Latvian words are similar to the corresponding Lithuanian vocabulary words, as these two languages are closely related.

Here is a list of the most common vocabulary words in the Latvian language. This list can be filtered by word type (nouns, verbs, etc.. ) by clicking on the buttons below.

List of the most common Latvian vocabulary words

  1. būt [verb] (to be)
  2. un [conjunction] (and)
  3. tas [pronoun] (that)
  4. par [preposition] (about)
  5. ar [preposition] (with)
  6. ka [conjunction] (that)
  7. kas [pronoun] (what)
  8. arī [particle] (also)
  9. no [preposition] (from)
  10. varēt [verb] (to be able to)
  11. [conjunction] (as)
  12. uz [preposition] (to)
  13. bet [conjunction] (but)
  14. vai [conjunction] (or)
  15. [pronoun] (that)
  16. es [pronoun] (I)
  17. gads [noun] (year)
  18. mēs [pronoun] (we)
  19. viņš [pronoun] (he)
  20. šis [pronoun] (this one)
  21. Latvija [proper noun] (Latvia)
  22. lai [conjunction] (so that)
  23. tikt [verb]
  24. ja [conjunction] (if)
  25. viss [pronoun] (everything)
  26. jau [adverb] (already)
  27. laiks [noun] (time) The Latvian word “laiks” and the Lithuanian word “laikas” are cognates. The latter is one of the most common Lithuanian words.
  28. gan [conjunction] (both)
  29. sava [pronoun]
  30. darbs [noun] (work)
  31. jo [conjunction] (because)
  32. daudz [adverb]
  33. valsts [noun] (country)
  34. tikai [particle] (only)
  35. tad [adverb] (then)
  36. kurš [pronoun] (who)
  37. cilvēks [noun] (human being)
  38. liels [adjective] (big)
  39. pēc [preposition] (after)
  40. jauns [adjective] (new)
  41. viens [numeral] (one)
  42. līdz [preposition] (till)
  43. pie [preposition] (at)
  44. kura [pronoun]
  45. vēl [adverb] (yet)
  46. kāds [pronoun] (what)
  47. ne [conjunction] (not)
  48. kad [adverb] (when)
  49. bērns [noun] (child)
  50. pats [pronoun] (himself)
  51. diena [noun] (day)
  52. jūs [pronoun] (you)
  53. viņa [pronoun] (she)
  54. notikt [verb] (to happen)
  55. šī [pronoun] (this)
  56. labs [adjective] (good)
  57. taču [conjunction] (but)
  58. ļoti [adverb] (very)
  59. vieta [noun] (place)
  60. cits [adjective] (other)
  61. tu [pronoun] (you)
  62. iespēja [noun] (possibility)
  63. kur [adverb] (where)
  64. kaut [particle]
  65. projekts [noun] (project)
  66. zināt [verb] (to know)
  67. tik [adverb]
  68. savs [pronoun]
  69. Rīga [proper noun]
  70. pat [particle] (even)
  71. pirmais [adjective] (first)
  72. māja [noun] (house)
  73. pa [preposition]
  74. skola [noun] (school)
  75. saņemt [verb] (to receive)
  76. cita [pronoun]
  77. pilsēta [noun] (city)
  78. iespēt [verb] (to be able to)
  79. jautājums [noun] (question) This basic Latvian vocabulary word is formed by adding the suffix “-ums” to the verb « jautāt » which means “to ask”.
  80. tomēr [conjunction]
  81. tāds [pronoun] (such)
  82. tāpēc [adverb] (therefore)
  83. labi [adverb] (well)
  84. nu [particle] (well)
  85. nauda [noun] (money)
  86. sacīt [verb] (to say)
  87. visa [adjective]
  88. Liepāja [proper noun]
  89. tagad [adverb] (now)
  90. sevis [pronoun]
  91. strādāt [verb] (to work)
  92. darīt [verb] (to do)
  93. redzēt [verb] (to see)
  94. domāt [verb] (to think)
  95. tur [adverb] (there)
  96. kāda [pronoun]
  97. divi [numeral] (two)
  98. bez [preposition] (without)
  99. dzīve [noun] (life)
  100. sākt [verb] (to start)
  101. teikt [verb] (to say)
  102. vajadzēt [verb]
  103. centrs [noun] (center)
  104. cena [noun] (price)
  105. lieta [noun] (thing)
  106. Eiropa [proper noun]
  107. pasaule [noun] (world)
  108. pret [preposition] (against)
  109. iela [noun] (street)
  110. cik [adverb] (how much)
  111. informācija [noun] (information)
  112. ceļš [noun] (road)
  113. vien [adverb] (only)
  114. gribēt [verb] (to want)
  115. veikt [verb] (to perform)
  116. mazs [adjective] (small)
  117. gadījums [noun] (occasion)
  118. saprast [verb] (to understand)
  119. nekā [conjunction] (than)
  120. pirms [preposition] (before)
  121. eiro [noun] (euro)
  122. daļa [noun] (part)
  123. kļūt [verb] (to become)
  124. reize [noun] (time)
  125. vārds [noun] (word)
  126. piemērs [noun] (example)
  127. iet [verb] (go)
  128. vēlēties [verb] (to wish)
  129. tieši [adverb] (directly)
  130. paredzēt [verb]
  131. ģimene [noun] (family)
  132. tirgus [noun] (market)
  133. izglītība [noun] (education)
  134. katrs [pronoun] (every)
  135. daudzi [adjective]
  136. problēma [noun] (problem)
  137. aicināt [verb] (to invite)
  138. veids [noun] (mode)
  139. policija [noun] (police)
  140. nekas [pronoun] (nothing)
  141. katra [pronoun]
  142. dzīvot [verb] (to live)
  143. situācija [noun] (situation)
  144. atrast [verb] (to find)
  145. dot [verb] (to give)
  146. lats [noun] (lats)
  147. puse [noun] (half)
  148. palikt [verb] (to stay)
  149. kopā [adverb] (together)
  150. tāpat [adverb]
  151. kultūra [noun] (culture)
  152. protams [participle] (of course)
  153. attīstība [noun] (development)
  154. runāt [verb] (to speak)
  155. darbinieks [noun] (employee) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-nieks” to the noun « darbs » which means “work”.
  156. jaunietis [noun] This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ietis” to the adjective « jauns » meaning “new”, which is also in this list of frequently used Latvian vocabulary words.
  157. neviens [pronoun] (no one)
  158. mēnesis [noun] (month)
  159. vecs [adjective] (old)
  160. nodoklis [noun] (tax)
  161. trīs [numeral] (three)
  162. dome [noun] (council)
  163. gaidīt [verb] (to wait)
  164. palīdzēt [verb] (to help)
  165. likums [noun] (law)
  166. šogad [adverb] (this year)
  167. persona [noun] (person)
  168. tāda [pronoun]
  169. spēt [verb] (to be able)
  170. rezultāts [noun] (result)
  171. banka [noun] (bank)
  172. noteikt [verb] (to determine)
  173. sieviete [noun] (woman) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-iete” to the noun « sieva » which means “wife”.
  174. nākt [verb] (to come)
  175. grupa [noun] (group)
  176. ņemt [verb] (to take)
  177. atzīt [verb]
  178. nedēļa [noun] (week)
  179. doties [verb] (to go)
  180. vairs [adverb] (anymore)
  181. mana [pronoun] (my)
  182. patikt [verb] (to like)
  183. nevis [conjunction] (not)
  184. atbalsts [noun] (support)
  185. ziņa [noun] (message)
  186. brīdis [noun] (moment)
  187. tiesa [noun] (court)
  188. sports [noun] (sports)
  189. tauta [noun] (nation)
  190. klients [noun] (customer)
  191. ministrs [noun] (minister)
  192. Krievija [proper noun]
  193. sociāls [adjective] (social)
  194. vide [noun] (environment)
  195. mērķis [noun] (aim)
  196. latvietis [noun] (a latvian)
  197. dalībnieks [noun] (participant) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-nieks” to the word « dalība ».
  198. ministrija [noun] (ministry)
  199. pieredze [noun] (experience)
  200. veselība [noun] (health) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ība” to the adjective « vesels » which means “healthy”.
  201. otrs [adjective] (the other)
  202. noteikums [noun] (condition)
  203. darbība [noun] (action)
  204. iestāde [noun] (institution)
  205. spēks [noun] (strength)
  206. likt [verb] (to put)
  207. braukt [verb]
  208. stāstīt [verb] (to tell)
  209. mācība [noun] (lesson) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the verb « mācīt » meaning “to teach”, which also appears in this list of frequently used Latvian words.
  210. pati [pronoun] (herself)
  211. turpināt [verb] (to continue)
  212. valoda [noun] (language)
  213. miljons [numeral] (million)
  214. šobrīd [adverb] (currently)
  215. varbūt [particle] (maybe)
  216. bieži [adverb] (often)
  217. maksāt [verb] (to pay)
  218. skolēns [noun] (student) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ēns” to the noun « skola » meaning “school”, which also appears in this list of Latvian words.
  219. nams [noun] (house)
  220. zeme [noun] (land)
  221. māksla [noun] (art)
  222. augsts [adjective] (high)
  223. vecāks [adjective] (older)
  224. process [noun] (process)
  225. pagasts [noun] (parish)
  226. vienmēr [adverb] (always)
  227. rakstīt [verb] (to write)
  228. te [adverb] (here)
  229. izstāde [noun] (exhibition)
  230. veikals [noun] (store)
  231. īpaši [adverb] (especially)
  232. maz [adverb] (few)
  233. valdība [noun] (government)
  234. kāpēc [adverb] (why)
  235. attiecība [noun] (relation)
  236. vismaz [adverb] (at least)
  237. sistēma [noun] (system)
  238. produkts [noun] (product)
  239. dēļ [preposition] (because of)
  240. atkal [adverb] (again)
  241. meklēt [verb] (to look for)
  242. pārstāvis [noun] (representative)
  243. vīrietis [noun] (man)
  244. ideja [noun] (idea)
  245. roka [noun] (hand)
  246. minēt [verb]
  247. teātris [noun] (theater)
  248. starp [preposition] (between)
  249. šeit [adverb] (here)
  250. prece [noun] (goods)
  251. pārvalde [noun] (administration)
  252. dzīvoklis [noun] (apartment) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-oklis” to the adjective « dzīvs » which means “alive”.
  253. raksts [noun] (article)
  254. vienkārši [adverb] (simply)
  255. ļaut [verb] (to allow)
  256. dienests [noun] (service)
  257. gals [noun] (end)
  258. lasīt [verb] (to read)
  259. sākums [noun] (beginning) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ums” to the verb « sākt » meaning “to start”, which also appears in this list of common Latvian vocabulary words.
  260. šodien [adverb] (today)
  261. lauks [noun] (field)
  262. skatīties [verb]
  263. īpašums [noun] (ownership)
  264. grāmata [noun] (book)
  265. kārtība [noun] (order) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « kārtot ».
  266. ap [preposition] (around)
  267. vakars [noun] (evening)
  268. stunda [noun] (hour)
  269. draugs [noun] (friend)
  270. noteikti [adverb] (definitely)
  271. viedoklis [noun] (viewpoint)
  272. partija [noun] (party)
  273. tādēļ [adverb] (therefore)
  274. nozīmēt [verb] (to mean)
  275. ūdens [noun] (water)
  276. Jānis [proper noun]
  277. mūzika [noun] (music)
  278. spēle [noun] (game)
  279. svarīgs [adjective] (important)
  280. šķist [verb]
  281. deputāts [noun] (deputy)
  282. vadīt [verb]
  283. septembris [noun] (September)
  284. atcerēties [verb] (to remember)
  285. akcija [noun] (action)
  286. ēka [noun] (building)
  287. ekonomika [noun] (economy)
  288. vērtība [noun] (value) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « vērts ».
  289. prieks [noun] (pleasure)
  290. izdarīt [verb] (to do)
  291. klase [noun] (classroom)
  292. vasara [noun] (summer)
  293. īpašs [adjective] (special)
  294. savienība [noun] (union) This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ība” to the word « savienot ».
  295. oktobris [noun] (October)
  296. notikums [noun] (event) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ums” to the verb « notikt » which means “to happen”.
  297. lietot [verb] (to use)
  298. muzejs [noun] (museum) The Latvian word “muzejs” is borrowed from the Russian word “музе́й” (which is pronounced “muzej”).
  299. daba [noun] (nature)
  300. gatavs [adjective] (ready)
  301. doma [noun] (thought)
  302. uzņēmējs [noun] (entrepreneur)
  303. auto [noun] (car)
  304. zāle [noun] (grass)
  305. komanda [noun] (team)
  306. vajadzīgs [adjective]
  307. vecums [noun] (age)
  308. drošība [noun] (safety) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the adjective « drošs » meaning “safe”, which also appears in this list of common Latvian vocabulary words.
  309. starptautisks [adjective] (international)
  310. saruna [noun] (conversation)
  311. beigas [noun] (end)
  312. lapa [noun] (leaf)
  313. maksa [noun] (fee)
  314. alga [noun] (salary)
  315. materiāls [noun] (material)
  316. atbildēt [verb] (reply)
  317. nākotne [noun] (future) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-otne” to the verb « nākt » which means “to come”.
  318. tiešām [adverb] (really)
  319. meitene [noun] (girl) This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ene” to the noun « meita » which means “daughter”.
  320. skaidrs [adjective] (clear)
  321. grūti [adverb] (difficult)
  322. īpašnieks [noun] (owner)
  323. kopums [noun]
  324. skaidrot [verb] (to explain)
  325. plāns [noun] (plan)
  326. iemesls [noun] (reason)
  327. automašīna [noun] (car)
  328. dokuments [noun] (document)
  329. kvalitāte [noun] (quality)
  330. dievs [noun] (god)
  331. sirds [noun] (heart)
  332. Saeima [proper noun]
  333. suns [noun]
  334. decembris [noun] (December)
  335. prezidents [noun] (president)
  336. Daugavpils [proper noun]
  337. filma [noun] (movie)
  338. izrāde [noun] (show)
  339. cerēt [verb] (to hope)
  340. censties [verb]
  341. joprojām [adverb] (still)
  342. pilns [adjective] (full)
  343. skolotājs [noun] (teacher) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ājs” to the word « skolot ».
  344. apstāklis [noun] (circumstance)
  345. valde [noun]
  346. pamats [noun] (basis)
  347. konkrēts [adjective] (concrete)
  348. nakts [noun] (night)
  349. amats [noun] (position)
  350. vidusskola [noun] (secondary school)
  351. prasīt [verb] (to request) The Latvian verb “prasīt” is similar to the Lithuanian verb “prašýti”. The latter is among the most common Lithuanian words.
  352. nekad [adverb] (never)
  353. četri [numeral] (four)
  354. mācīties [verb] (to learn)
  355. ārsts [noun] (doctor)
  356. pulksten [adverb]
  357. nacionāls [adjective] (national)
  358. mans [pronoun] (mine)
  359. ikdiena [noun]
  360. students [noun]
  361. it [particle]
  362. jeb [conjunction] (or)
  363. novembris [noun] (November)
  364. vēlēšanas [noun] (election)
  365. maijs [noun] (May)
  366. mainīt [verb] (to change)
  367. likties [verb] (to seem)
  368. lūgt [verb] (to ask)
  369. pieci [numeral] (five)
  370. politika [noun] (politics)
  371. ātri [adverb] (quickly)
  372. brīvs [adjective] (free)
  373. kopš [preposition] (since)
  374. marts [noun] (March)
  375. viegli [adverb] (easy)
  376. augusts [noun] (August)
  377. atstāt [verb] (to leave)
  378. atvērt [verb] (to open)
  379. dziesma [noun] (song)
  380. deja [noun] (dance)
  381. gandrīz [adverb] (almost)
  382. krievs [noun] (Russian)
  383. interesants [adjective] (interesting)
  384. autors [noun] (author)
  385. punkts [noun] (period)
  386. [particle] (yes)
  387. skaists [adjective] (beautiful)
  388. nemaz [adverb] (not at all)
  389. aprīlis [noun] (April)
  390. atbilde [noun] (answer)
  391. izmaksa [noun]
  392. apmērs [noun]
  393. acs [noun] (eye)
  394. teritorija [noun] (territory)
  395. jūnijs [noun] (June)
  396. tūkstotis [noun] (thousand)
  397. tapt [verb]
  398. saukt [verb] (to call)
  399. uzdevums [noun] (task)
  400. ierasties [verb] (to arrive)
  401. vienīgs [adjective] (the only one)
  402. aizsardzība [noun] (protection)
  403. Ventspils [proper noun]
  404. aģentūra [noun] (agency)
  405. tālu [adverb] (far)
  406. stāsts [noun] (story)
  407. dzirdēt [verb] (to hear)
  408. organizēt [verb] (to organize)
  409. ziema [noun] (winter)
  410. tuvs [adjective] (close)
  411. zināšana [noun] (knowledge) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the verb « zināt » meaning “to know”, which also appears in this list of Latvian words.
  412. sajūta [noun] (sensation)
  413. vadība [noun] (leadership)
  414. kurss [noun] (course)
  415. ievērot [verb] (to observe)
  416. plašs [adjective] (wide)
  417. kamēr [conjunction] (while)
  418. pāris [noun] (couple)
  419. viesis [noun] (guest)
  420. janvāris [noun] (January)
  421. ilgi [adverb] (long)
  422. rīts [noun] (morning)
  423. abi [adjective] (both)
  424. slimnīca [noun] (hospital) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-nīca” to the word « slims ».
  425. aktivitāte [noun] (activity)
  426. tirdzniecība [noun] (trade) This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ība” to the word « tirdzinieks ».
  427. vēlu [adverb] (late)
  428. pašlaik [adverb] (now)
  429. sezona [noun] (season)
  430. mežs [noun] (forest)
  431. pilnīgi [adverb] (completely)
  432. nedaudz [adverb] (a little)
  433. augt [verb] (to grow)
  434. parasti [adverb] (usually)
  435. jūlijs [noun] (July)
  436. pateikt [verb] (to tell)
  437. birojs [noun] (office)
  438. trešais [adjective] (third)
  439. nekāds [pronoun] (none)
  440. vēsture [noun] (history)
  441. ražošana [noun] (production) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the verb « ražot » which means “to produce”.
  442. ražotājs [noun] (producer) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ājs” to the verb « ražot » meaning “to produce”, which is also in this list of Latvian vocabulary words.
  443. aiziet [verb] (to leave)
  444. pērn [adverb] (last year)
  445. līdzi [adverb]
  446. izvēle [noun] (option)
  447. Lietuva [proper noun]
  448. drīkstēt [verb] (may)
  449. paldies [interjection] (thank you)
  450. reģistrēt [verb] (to register)
  451. līdzīgs [adjective] (similar)
  452. svarīgi [adverb] (important)
  453. vidus [noun] (middle)
  454. izskatīties [verb]
  455. diskusija [noun] (discussion)
  456. īsti [adverb] (really)
  457. koks [noun] (tree)
  458. droši [adjective] (safely)
  459. just [verb] (to feel)
  460. lietotājs [noun] (user) This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ājs” to the verb « lietot » which means “to use”.
  461. īsts [adjective] (real)
  462. vēlēt [verb]
  463. zems [adjective] (low)
  464. politisks [adjective] (political)
  465. aktīvs [adjective] (active)
  466. galva [noun] (head)
  467. pārtika [noun] (food)
  468. vīrs [noun] (man)
  469. mīlestība [noun] (love)
  470. solis [noun] (step)
  471. vajadzība [noun] (need)
  472. izteikt [verb] (to express)
  473. slikts [adjective] (bad)
  474. februāris [noun] (February)
  475. tehnoloģija [noun] (technology)
  476. būtisks [adjective] (essential)
  477. patiesība [noun] (truth) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the adjective « patiess » meaning “true”, which is also in this list of Latvian words.
  478. diezgan [adverb]
  479. desmit [numeral] (ten)
  480. karte [noun] (map)
  481. prāts [noun] (mind)
  482. arvien [adverb] (always)
  483. baznīca [noun] (church)
  484. balva [noun] (award)
  485. pirkt [verb] (to buy)
  486. tīkls [noun] (net)
  487. stāvoklis [noun] (condition) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-oklis” to the verb « stāvēt » meaning “to stand”, which also appears in this list of common Latvian vocabulary words.
  488. kungs [noun] (gentleman)
  489. piens [noun] (milk)
  490. klubs [noun] (club)
  491. atbildība [noun] (responsibility) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « atbildīgs ».
  492. dāvana [noun] (gift)
  493. īstenot [verb] (to realize)
  494. biedrs [noun] (companion)
  495. kārta [noun] (layer)
  496. ticēt [verb] (to believe)
  497. piederēt [verb]
  498. visai [adverb]
  499. lietošana [noun] (use) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the verb « lietot » meaning “to use”, which also appears in this list of frequently used Latvian words.
  500. Igaunija [proper noun]
  501. pārdot [verb] (to sell)
  502. robeža [noun] (border)
  503. zemnieks [noun] (peasant) This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-nieks” to the noun « zeme »which means “land”.
  504. pārāk [adverb] (too)
  505. apdrošināšana [noun] (insurance) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the word « apdrošināt ».
  506. rādīt [verb] (to show)
  507. laikam [adverb] (probably)
  508. ieteikt [verb] (to advise)
  509. loma [noun] (role)
  510. pazīt [verb] (to know)
  511. laikraksts [noun] (newspaper)
  512. saimnieks [noun]
  513. mamma [noun] (mother)
  514. ekonomisks [adjective] (economical)
  515. Ziemassvētki [proper noun]
  516. sods [noun] (punishment)
  517. direktors [noun] (director)
  518. saraksts [noun] (list)
  519. Talsi [proper noun]
  520. tātad [particle]
  521. ilgs [adjective] (long)
  522. lielisks [adjective] (excellent)
  523. pareizi [adverb] (right)
  524. ik [adverb] (every)
  525. pacients [noun] (patient)
  526. rudens [noun] (autumn)
  527. nekustēt [verb]
  528. zaudēt [verb] (to lose)
  529. nopietns [adjective] (serious)
  530. Vācija [proper noun]
  531. nozīme [noun] (meaning)
  532. telefons [noun] (telephone)
  533. slimība [noun] (disease) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « slims ».
  534. konstatēt [verb] (to establish) The Latvian verb “konstatēt” is borrowed from the French verb “constater”. See here for a list of the most common French words.
  535. jūra [noun] (sea)
  536. atpakaļ [adverb] (back)
  537. klāt [verb]
  538. runa [noun] (speech)
  539. maksājums [noun] (payment) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ums” to the verb « maksāt » meaning “to pay”, which also appears in this list of Latvian vocabulary words.
  540. zaļš [adjective] (green)
  541. solīt [verb] (to bid)
  542. smags [adjective] (heavy)
  543. tēvs [noun] (father)
  544. durvis [noun] (door)
  545. vērot [verb] (to observe)
  546. dārzs [noun] (garden)
  547. dzīvnieks [noun] (animal) At the root of this basic Latvian vocabulary word is the adjective « dzīvs » which means “alive”.
  548. aiz [preposition] (behind)
  549. krīze [noun] (crisis)
  550. Ukraina [proper noun]
  551. ēdiens [noun] (dish) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-iens” to the verb « ēst » which means “to eat”.
  552. mašīna [noun] (car)
  553. loceklis [noun] (member)
  554. ātrs [adjective] (fast)
  555. vara [noun] (power)
  556. zinātne [noun] (science) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-tne” to the verb « zināt » meaning “to know”, which also appears in this list of frequently used Latvian words.
  557. mobils [adjective] (mobile)
  558. pilnība [noun] (completeness) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the adjective « pilns » meaning “full”, which also appears in this list of frequently used Latvian words.
  559. ēst [verb] (to eat)
  560. bilde [noun] (picture)
  561. fakts [noun] (fact)
  562. audzēknis [noun] (student)
  563. vienkāršs [adjective] (simple)
  564. vienīgi [adjective] (only)
  565. tava [pronoun]
  566. ietekme [noun] (influence)
  567. pavasaris [noun] (spring)
  568. dators [noun] (computer)
  569. brauciens [noun] (trip)
  570. gāze [noun] (gas)
  571. aizmirst [verb]
  572. parks [noun] (park)
  573. mazliet [adverb]
  574. dizains [noun] (design)
  575. gatavot [verb] (to cook)
  576. sakars [noun] (relation)
  577. gaita [noun] (course)
  578. tavs [pronoun] (your)
  579. turpmāk [adverb]
  580. tradīcija [noun] (tradition)
  581. gods [noun] (honor)
  582. parāds [noun] (debt)
  583. risks [noun] (risk)
  584. cīņa [noun] (fight)
  585. enerģija [noun] (energy)
  586. alkohols [noun] (alcohol)
  587. garš [adjective] (long)
  588. zīme [noun] (sign)
  589. prast [verb]
  590. ārzemes [noun] (foreign countries)
  591. [particle] (no)
  592. fizisks [adjective] (physical)
  593. sēdēt [verb] (to sit)
  594. bibliotēka [noun] (library)
  595. mērs [noun] (measure)
  596. būtiski [adverb] (significantly)
  597. kāja [noun] (leg)
  598. priekša [noun]
  599. ļaudis [noun] (people)
  600. video [noun] (video)
  601. agrāk [adverb] (earlier)
  602. vienlaikus [adverb] (at the same time)
  603. galds [noun] (table)
  604. aktīvi [adverb] (active)
  605. patlaban [adverb] (currently)
  606. būtība [noun] (essence) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the verb « būt » which means “to be”.
  607. atmiņa [noun] (memory)
  608. spēja [noun] (ability)
  609. pircējs [noun] (buyer) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ējs” to the verb « pirkt » which means “to buy”.
  610. gaiss [noun] (air)
  611. aprūpe [noun] (care)
  612. brīvība [noun] (freedom) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the adjective « brīvs » meaning “free”, which is also in this list of Latvian words.
  613. produkcija [noun] (production)
  614. sen [adverb] (long ago)
  615. sieva [noun] (wife)
  616. dabūt [verb] (to get)
  617. miers [noun] (peace)
  618. gluži [adverb] (quite)
  619. atkarīgs [adjective]
  620. caur [preposition] (through)
  621. skatīt [verb] (to see)
  622. tehnika [noun] (technique)
  623. variants [noun] (option)
  624. lauksaimniecība [noun] (agriculture)
  625. iekārta [noun] (equipment)
  626. fotogrāfija [noun] (photography)
  627. zem [preposition] (under)
  628. stāvēt [verb] (to stand)
  629. vēstule [noun] (letter)
  630. interesanti [adverb] (interesting)
  631. koris [noun] (choir)
  632. mīlēt [verb] (to love)
  633. gaisma [noun] (light)
  634. reāls [adjective] (real)
  635. sniegs [noun] (snow) Given the geographic location of Latvia, it is not surprising that the word for “snow” is among the 1000 most common Latvian vocabulary words.
  636. aizliegt [verb] (to prohibit)
  637. puisis [noun] (boy)
  638. reiz [adverb] (once)
  639. politiķis [noun] (politician)
  640. viesnīca [noun] (hotel) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-nīca” to the noun « viesis » meaning “guest”, which is also in this list of frequently used Latvian words.
  641. pants [noun] (article)
  642. tālrunis [noun] (phone)
  643. skolotāja [noun] (teacher)
  644. balts [adjective] (white)
  645. patiešām [adverb] (really)
  646. septiņi [numeral] (seven)
  647. dziedāt [verb] (to sing)
  648. dārgs [adjective] (expensive)
  649. realizēt [verb] (to realize)
  650. dzīvība [noun] (life) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ība” to the adjective « dzīvs » which means “alive”.
  651. seši [numeral] (six)
  652. spriest [verb] (to judge)
  653. lēts [adjective] (cheap)
  654. skats [noun] (sight)
  655. autobuss [noun] (bus)
  656. dolārs [noun] (dollar)
  657. pārstāvēt [verb] (to represent)
  658. milzīgs [adjective] (huge)
  659. māte [noun] (mother)
  660. vēstīt [verb]
  661. kaimiņš [noun] (neighbour)
  662. pāri [adverb] (over)
  663. iziet [verb] (to exit)
  664. nepieciešamība [noun] (necessity) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « nepieciešams ».
  665. atpūta [noun] (rest)
  666. tāls [adjective] (distant)
  667. zelts [noun] (gold)
  668. ražot [verb] (to produce)
  669. minūte [noun] (minute)
  670. Māris [proper noun]
  671. virziens [noun] (direction)
  672. osta [noun] (port)
  673. dēls [noun] (son)
  674. universitāte [noun] (university)
  675. cīnīties [verb] (to fight)
  676. manta [noun] (property)
  677. krāsa [noun] (color)
  678. uzdot [verb]
  679. rinda [noun] (row)
  680. Andris [proper noun]
  681. abas [pronoun]
  682. karš [noun] (war)
  683. televīzija [noun] (television)
  684. cerība [noun] (hope) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the verb « cerēt » meaning “to hope”, which is also in this list of frequently used Latvian vocabulary words.
  685. ārā [adverb] (outside)
  686. direktore [noun] (director)
  687. centrāls [adjective] (central)
  688. nometne [noun] (camp)
  689. siltums [noun] (heat) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ums” to the adjective « silts » which means “warm”.
  690. pareizs [adjective] (correct)
  691. jautāt [verb]
  692. vienot [verb] (to unite)
  693. vesels [adjective] (healthy)
  694. proti [verb] (namely)
  695. īstenošana [noun] (implementation) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the verb « īstenot » which means “to realize”.
  696. valdīt [verb] (to rule)
  697. pašreizējs [adjective] (current)
  698. rādītājs [noun] (indicator) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ājs” to the verb « rādīt » meaning “to show”, which is also in this list of Latvian words.
  699. īss [adjective] (short)
  700. garums [noun] (length) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ums” to the adjective « garš »which means “long”.
  701. norma [noun] (norm)
  702. kļūda [noun] (error)
  703. tuvu [adverb] (close)
  704. turēt [verb] (to hold)
  705. patiess [adjective] (true)
  706. zivs [noun] (fish)
  707. stiprs [adjective] (strong)
  708. viegls [adjective] (light)
  709. sens [adjective] (ancient)
  710. dzimt [verb] (to be born)
  711. alus [noun] (beer)
  712. vakar [adverb] (yesterday)
  713. tiešs [adjective] (direct)
  714. logs [noun] (window)
  715. sapnis [noun] (dream)
  716. kādreiz [adverb] (once)
  717. bagāts [adjective] (rich)
  718. Dievs [proper noun]
  719. kampaņa [noun] (campaign)
  720. apģērbs [noun] (clothing)
  721. akts [noun] (act)
  722. Valmiera [proper noun]
  723. balss [noun] (voice)
  724. pils [noun] (castle)
  725. celt [verb] (to raise)
  726. izpratne [noun]
  727. vest [verb] (carry)
  728. meita [noun] (daughter)
  729. mats [noun] (hair)
  730. nest [verb] (to carry)
  731. profesija [noun] (profession)
  732. baidīties [verb] (to be afraid)
  733. sportists [noun] (athlete)
  734. dzeja [noun] (poetry)
  735. jaunums [noun] (novelty) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ums” to the adjective « jauns » which means “new
  736. beigt [verb] (to finish)
  737. izmantošana [noun]
  738. emocijas [noun]
  739. trūkt [verb]
  740. mala [noun] (edge)
  741. nāve [noun] (death)
  742. Mārtiņš [proper noun]
  743. saule [noun] (sun)
  744. astoņi [numeral] (eight)
  745. spēcīgs [adjective] (strong)
  746. statuss [noun] (status)
  747. tilts [noun] (bridge)
  748. laime [noun] (happiness)
  749. seja [noun] (face)
  750. strauji [adverb] (rapidly)
  751. mācīt [verb] (to teach)
  752. drīz [adverb] (soon)
  753. baudīt [verb] (to enjoy)
  754. daudzums [noun] (amount)
  755. pildīt [verb] (to fill)
  756. pasts [noun] (mail)
  757. auglis [noun] (fruit)
  758. ciems [noun] (village)
  759. kustība [noun] (movement) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « kustēt ».
  760. apvienot [verb] (to combine)
  761. liepājnieks [noun]
  762. parlaments [noun] (parliament)
  763. vējš [noun] (wind)
  764. gaļa [noun] (meat)
  765. medicīna [noun] (medicine)
  766. mirt [verb] (to die)
  767. āda [noun] (skin)
  768. mīļš [adjective] (dear)
  769. vaina [noun] (fault)
  770. krava [noun] (cargo)
  771. jaunatne [noun] (youth) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-atne” to the adjective « jauns » meaning “new”, which is also in this list of Latvian vocabulary words.
  772. silts [adjective] (warm)
  773. instruments [noun] (instrument)
  774. zieds [noun] (flower)
  775. laimīgs [adjective] (happy) The Latvian word “laimīgs” and the Lithuanian word “laimingas” have the same origin and meaning. See here for a comparison of Latvian and Lithuanian.
  776. Ķīna [proper noun]
  777. tūrists [noun] (tourist)
  778. ticami [adverb]
  779. līderis [noun] (leader)
  780. balsot [verb] (to vote)
  781. priekšnieks [noun] (boss)
  782. slikti [adverb] (bad)
  783. tikko [adverb]
  784. traucēt [verb] (to disrupt)
  785. jēga [noun] (meaning)
  786. uzvara [noun] (victory)
  787. režīms [noun] (regime)
  788. dzert [verb] (to drink)
  789. skart [verb] (to touch)
  790. draudzīgs [adjective] (friendly)
  791. izskatīt [verb] (to consider)
  792. turpmāks [adjective] (further)
  793. pelnīt [verb] (to earn)
  794. kalns [noun] (hill)
  795. pilsonis [noun] (citizen) The root of this Latvian word is « pilst » which means “castle” (to which the suffix “-onis” has been added).
  796. nelaime [noun] (misfortune)
  797. kādēļ [adverb] (why)
  798. funkcija [noun] (function)
  799. skaidri [adverb] (clearly)
  800. bāze [noun] (base)
  801. ērti [adverb] (conveniently)
  802. Ieva [proper noun]
  803. akadēmija [noun] (academy)
  804. ātrums [noun] (speed) This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ums” to the adjective « ātrs » meaning “fast”, which is also in this list of common Latvian vocabulary words.
  805. metode [noun] (method)
  806. maize [noun] (bread)
  807. atlaide [noun] (discount)
  808. karsts [adjective] (hot)
  809. labklājība [noun] (welfare)
  810. pozīcija [noun] (position)
  811. iekšējs [adjective] (internal)
  812. garīgs [adjective] (mental)
  813. uzvarēt [verb]
  814. kāzas [noun] (wedding)
  815. vērtīgs [adjective] (valuable)
  816. bīstams [adjective] (dangerous)
  817. klausīties [verb]
  818. rast [verb] (to find)
  819. republika [noun] (republic)
  820. virtuve [noun] (kitchen) The Latvian word “virtuve” and the Lithuanian word “virtùvė” are cognates.
  821. svētdiena [noun] (sunday)
  822. nozagt [verb] (to steal)
  823. papīrs [noun] (paper)
  824. datums [noun] (date)
  825. normāls [adjective] (normal)
  826. zēns [noun] (boy)
  827. nopietni [adverb] (seriously)
  828. skanēt [verb] (to sound)
  829. nākamgad [adverb] (next year)
  830. Zviedrija [proper noun]
  831. siena [noun] (wall)
  832. mūziķis [noun] (musician)
  833. parasts [adjective] (ordinary)
  834. pēkšņi [adverb] (suddenly)
  835. Jūrmala [proper noun]
  836. simts [numeral] (hundred)
  837. dzīvs [adjective] (alive)
  838. istaba [noun] (room)
  839. gabals [noun] (piece)
  840. putns [noun] (bird)
  841. cauri [adverb] (through)
  842. gadsimts [noun] (century)
  843. avīze [noun] (newspaper) This Latvian vocabulary word comes from the French word “avis”.
  844. dzimšana [noun] (birth) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the verb « dzimt » meaning “to be born”, which also appears in this list of frequently used Latvian words.
  845. dvēsele [noun] (soul)
  846. labums [noun] (benefit) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ums” to the adjective « labs » which means “good”.
  847. viela [noun] (substance)
  848. kaķis [noun]
  849. priekšā [adverb] (in front of)
  850. ledus [noun] (ice)
  851. avots [noun] (source)
  852. prom [adverb] (away)
  853. patiesi [adverb] (truly)
  854. Juris [proper noun]
  855. dzēriens [noun] (drink) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-iens” to the verb « dzert » meaning “to drink”, which is also in this list of common Latvian vocabulary words.
  856. upe [noun] (river)
  857. moderns [adjective] (modern)
  858. vainīgs [adjective] (guilty)
  859. izcils [adjective] (excellent)
  860. raksturs [noun] (character)
  861. glābšana [noun] (saving) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the word « glābt ».
  862. saņemšana [noun] (receiving) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the verb « saņemt » which means “to receive”.
  863. stacija [noun] (station)
  864. gudrs [adjective] (intelligent)
  865. likumprojekts [noun] (bill)
  866. Vidzeme [noun] (vidzeme)
  867. gulēt [verb] (to sleep)
  868. ezers [noun] (lake)
  869. skriet [verb] (to run)
  870. lūk [interjection] (here)
  871. būve [noun] (building)
  872. augs [noun] (plant)
  873. vienība [noun] (unit)
  874. uztvert [verb] (to perceive)
  875. statistika [noun] (statistics)
  876. ieteikums [noun] (recommendation) This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ums” to the verb « ieteikt » meaning “to advise”, which also appears in this list of Latvian words.
  877. svešs [adjective] (foreign)
  878. medicīnisks [adjective] (medical)
  879. jauks [adjective] (nice)
  880. brālis [noun] (brother)
  881. kuģis [noun] (ship)
  882. māsa [noun] (sister)
  883. ērts [adjective] (convenient)
  884. ugunsgrēks [noun] (fire)
  885. sūdzība [noun] (complaint) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « sūdzēt ».
  886. gars [noun] (spirit)
  887. cietums [noun] (prison)
  888. taisīt [verb] (to make)
  889. šonedēļ [adverb] (this week)
  890. velosipēds [noun] (bicycle)
  891. versija [noun] (version)
  892. rīt [adverb] (tomorrow)
  893. virs [preposition] (above)
  894. braukšana [noun]
  895. Ilze [proper noun]
  896. Rēzekne [proper noun]
  897. ķermenis [noun] (body)
  898. pilnīgs [adjective] (complete)
  899. slēpt [verb] (to hide)
  900. apspriest [verb] (to discuss)
  901. vietnieks [noun] (assistant) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-nieks” to the noun « vieta » which means “place”.
  902. vēsturisks [adjective] (historical)
  903. raksturot [verb] (to characterize)
  904. pagalms [noun] (yard)
  905. režisors [noun] (director)
  906. jumts [noun] (roof)
  907. gājējs [noun] (pedestrian)
  908. paskatīties [verb]
  909. adrese [noun] (address)
  910. tukšs [adjective] (empty)
  911. iekšā [adverb] (inside)
  912. vilciens [noun] (train) This basic Latvian vocabulary word is formed by adding the suffix “-iens” to the verb « vilkt » which means “to pull”.
  913. piektdiena [noun] (friday)
  914. laiva [noun] (boat)
  915. kundze [noun] (lady)
  916. tīrs [adjective] (clean)
  917. anglis [noun] (an Englishman)
  918. laist [verb] (to let)
  919. melns [adjective] (black)
  920. veselīgs [adjective] (healthy)
  921. Edgars [proper noun]
  922. zvans [noun] (bell)
  923. diez [particle]
  924. atkarība [noun] This Latvian noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ība” to the word « atkārt ».
  925. vienalga [adverb] (no matter)
  926. nekur [verb] (nowhere)
  927. rūpīgi [adverb] (carefully)
  928. stikls [noun] (glass)
  929. svaigs [adjective] (fresh)
  930. izslēgt [verb]
  931. precīzi [adverb] (precisely)
  932. spriedums [noun] (judgment)
  933. vilkt [verb] (to pull)
  934. izaicinājums [noun] (challenge)
  935. pludmale [noun] (beach)
  936. piemineklis [noun] (monument)
  937. akmens [noun] (rock)
  938. iedot [verb] (to give)
  939. sastāvs [noun] (composition)
  940. iekļūt [verb]
  941. Francija [proper noun]
  942. faktiski [adverb] (actually)
  943. lielākoties [adverb] (mostly)
  944. reģistrācija [noun] (registration) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ācija” to the word « reģistrs ».
  945. valūta [noun] (currency)
  946. studija [noun] (studio)
  947. pār [preposition]
  948. taisnība [noun] This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ība” to the word « taisns ».
  949. galvaspilsēta [noun] (capital city)
  950. arhīvs [noun] (archive)
  951. debess [noun] (sky)
  952. apmaiņa [noun] (exchange)
  953. Cēsis [proper noun]
  954. loks [noun] (circle)
  955. svars [noun] (weight)
  956. tirgotājs [noun] (merchant) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ājs” to the word « tirgot ».
  957. cukurs [noun] (sugar)
  958. attēls [noun] (image)
  959. vaļā [adverb] (open)
  960. sekss [noun] (sex)
  961. svēts [adjective] (holy)
  962. zirgs [noun] (horse)
  963. noziegums [noun] (crime)
  964. piedzīvojums [noun] (adventure)
  965. pāreja [noun] (transition)
  966. kafejnīca [noun] (coffee bar)
  967. sestdiena [noun] (saturday)
  968. bailes [noun] (fear)
  969. lidosta [noun] (airport)
  970. vēlreiz [adverb] (again)
  971. operācija [noun] (operation)
  972. kafija [noun] (coffee)
  973. varonis [noun] (hero)
  974. lieliski [adverb] (great)
  975. Uldis [proper noun]
  976. asins [noun]
  977. slavens [adjective] (famous)
  978. brīvprātīgs [adjective] (voluntary)
  979. spējīgs [adjective] (able)
  980. kartupelis [noun] (potato)
  981. recepte [noun] (recipe)
  982. straujš [adjective] (fast)
  983. māksliniece [noun] This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-niece” to the noun « māksla » which means “art”.
  984. noslēpums [noun] (secret) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ums” to the word « noslēpt ».
  985. Ivars [proper noun]
  986. sīks [adjective] (tiny)
  987. aizstāvēt [verb] (to defend)
  988. dziļš [adjective] (deep)
  989. drošs [adjective] (safe)
  990. meklēšana [noun] (searching) This Latvian noun is formed by adding the suffix “-šana” to the verb « meklēt » which means “to look for”.
  991. zinātnisks [adjective] (scientific)
  992. diskutēt [verb] (to discuss)
  993. kritērijs [noun] (criterion)
  994. vēlētājs [noun] (voter)
  995. auksts [adjective] (cold)
  996. Lielbritānija [proper noun]
  997. studēt [verb]
  998. ziedot [verb] (to donate)
  999. deviņi [numeral] (nine)
  1000. arodbiedrība [noun] (trade union)
  1001. grēks [noun] (sin)
  1002. zvaigzne [noun] (star)
  1003. tūlīt [adverb] (immediately)
  1004. garām [adverb] (past)
  1005. ieeja [noun] (entrance)
  1006. diennakts [noun] (day)
  1007. neatkarīgs [adjective] (independent)
  1008. rūpniecība [noun] (industry)
  1009. reti [adverb] (rarely)
  1010. talants [noun] (talent)
  1011. upuris [noun] (victim)
  1012. ideāls [adjective] (perfect)
  1013. grūts [adjective] (difficult)
  1014. sarkans [adjective] (red)
  1015. divdesmit [numeral] (twenty)