Demonstrative pronouns Exercises in Latvian language

Demonstrative pronouns are essential components in the Latvian language, serving as linguistic pointers that help specify and distinguish particular nouns in a conversation. These pronouns, such as "šis" (this), "tas" (that), "šie" (these), and "tie" (those), are indispensable for indicating proximity and clarity in both spoken and written communication. Mastering their correct usage can significantly enhance your ability to convey precise meanings and engage more effectively in everyday interactions. Understanding the nuances of demonstrative pronouns in Latvian not only broadens your vocabulary but also deepens your grasp of the language's structure and syntax. Through targeted grammar exercises, you can practice and perfect the placement, agreement, and contextual application of these pronouns. This will enable you to communicate with greater confidence and accuracy, ensuring that your Latvian language skills are both practical and refined.

Exercise 1

<p>1. *Šis* ir mans mīļākais grāmata (this).</p> <p>2. Vai tu vari nodot *to* pildspalvu? (that, accusative).</p> <p>3. *Šie* ziedi ir ļoti skaisti (these, masculine plural).</p> <p>4. Mēs satikāmies *tajā* parkā vakar (that, locative).</p> <p>5. *Tās* mājas ir ļoti vecas (those, feminine plural).</p> <p>6. Es atceros *to* dienu ļoti labi (that, accusative).</p> <p>7. *Šajās* grāmatās ir daudz interesantu stāstu (these, locative).</p> <p>8. *Šī* kūka ir ļoti garšīga (this, feminine singular).</p> <p>9. *Tie* cilvēki ir ļoti draudzīgi (those, masculine plural).</p> <p>10. Viņš dzīvo *šajā* mājā (this, locative).</p>
 

Exercise 2

<p>1. *Šis* ir mans suns (demonstrative pronoun for "this").</p> <p>2. *Tās* mašīnas ir ļoti ātras (demonstrative pronoun for "those" in feminine plural form).</p> <p>3. *Šie* ziedi smaržo brīnišķīgi (demonstrative pronoun for "these" in masculine plural form).</p> <p>4. *Tā* grāmata ir ļoti interesanta (demonstrative pronoun for "that" in feminine singular form).</p> <p>5. *Šis* ir mans draugs Jānis (demonstrative pronoun for "this" in masculine singular form).</p> <p>6. *Tās* mājas ir ļoti vecas (demonstrative pronoun for "those" in feminine plural form).</p> <p>7. *Šis* pildspalva ir mana (demonstrative pronoun for "this" in masculine singular form).</p> <p>8. *Tie* bērni spēlējas parkā (demonstrative pronoun for "those" in masculine plural form).</p> <p>9. *Šīs* kleitas ir ļoti skaistas (demonstrative pronoun for "these" in feminine plural form).</p> <p>10. *Tā* ir mana mīļākā filma (demonstrative pronoun for "that" in feminine singular form).</p>
 

Exercise 3

<p>1. *Šis* ir mans draugs (demonstrative pronoun for 'this').</p> <p>2. *Tās* mājas ir ļoti skaistas (demonstrative pronoun for 'those' feminine plural).</p> <p>3. *Tie* zēni spēlē futbolu (demonstrative pronoun for 'those' masculine plural).</p> <p>4. Vai *tas* ir tavs kaķis? (demonstrative pronoun for 'that' masculine singular).</p> <p>5. *Šī* grāmata ir ļoti interesanta (demonstrative pronoun for 'this' feminine singular).</p> <p>6. *Šie* ziedi ir no manas dārza (demonstrative pronoun for 'these' masculine plural).</p> <p>7. Man patīk *tā* filma (demonstrative pronoun for 'that' feminine singular).</p> <p>8. *Šīs* kleitas ir pārāk dārgas (demonstrative pronoun for 'these' feminine plural).</p> <p>9. *Tas* koks ir ļoti augsts (demonstrative pronoun for 'that' masculine singular).</p> <p>10. *Tie* suņi ir ļoti draudzīgi (demonstrative pronoun for 'those' masculine plural).</p>
 

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