Latvian: please

  • karuna

    Senior Member
    Latvian, Latvia
    Confirmed. In Latvian lūdzu with falling intonation can be used as a reply to paldies in the same way as in English "you are welcome" in reply to "thank you".
     

    karuna

    Senior Member
    Latvian, Latvia
    Liels paldies, Karuna.

    What about "vienmēr laipni"?
    No, Latvian are not so polite. It might be that some are experimenting or using it or using in translated books but I have never heard this phrase as a response to paldies and it wouldn't sound natural. But you could use the full form vienmēr laipni gaidīti or vienmēr laipni lūgti when appropriate, for example, when a customer is leaving a shop.
     

    anikka

    Senior Member
    latvia/latvian
    No, Latvian are not so polite. It might be that some are experimenting or using it or using in translated books but I have never heard this phrase as a response to paldies and it wouldn't sound natural. But you could use the full form vienmēr laipni gaidīti or vienmēr laipni lūgti when appropriate, for example, when a customer is leaving a shop.
    Hi!

    that is not really true. a lot of latvians use the frase "vienmēr laipni" just teh same as "you are welcome" in Engslih, so it is really OK to use this frase
     
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