Here are a few words and phrases to get started. Even though the pronouniation may not be perfectly documented, the locals will generally be surprised and charmed that you've made the attempt and they instinctively will assist you with pronounciation.

Paldies - Thank You

Nē Paldies - No Thank You

Sveiks! - Hi!

 Jā - Yes

Nē - No

Visu Labu! - All the best!

Priekā! - Cheers!

Mani Sauc... - My name is...

Labrīt - Good Morning.

Labvakar - Good Evening.

Lubdien- Good Afternoon! 

Labi- OK

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