Tag Archives: Latvian names

If you can’t beat ’em, ROARRR!

I had planned on this being the last ever post on Expat Eye on Latvia, but I’ve never been known for my restraint. Call it a case of premature publication, if you will.  When my friend Lāsma (which definitely doesn’t … Continue reading

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Linda vs Latvijas Pasts

My watch broke a few weeks ago. Yes, I’m one of those old-fashioned souls who still likes wearing a watch. For me, it’s massively inconvenient to scrabble around in my cavernous bag for my phone every time I need to check the … Continue reading

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The weird and wonderful world of Latvian names

For Christmas, one of my students gave me a calendar and, I have to say, it really is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only do I now know what day it is most of the time, I am … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Here’s what usually happens when I introduce myself to a new class: Me: Hi, my name’s Linda and I’ll be your English teacher for… Class: Oh, Linda! It’s a Latvian name. Me: No, it isn’t. Class: Yes, it is. Me: … Continue reading

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