Wed, 11 January 2012
LL0259 – Jie Atvyko Motociklais They Arrived On Motorcycles
cartoon photograph: your host, Jack
Hi everybody! Jack is back. It’s been so long since I last published an episode, you must have wondered if you were ever going to hear a new one.
2011 was an amazing year and I was so busy I couldn’t even think of putting together any new episodes. In the past I think we did a pretty good job of not telling you where we were. Did you ever figure it out? I don’t think we gave out many clues. We were recording in Longmont, Colorado in the United States. Longmont is a small town about 35 miles north of Denver.
After a 30-year career as an air traffic controller, I finally retired from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An air traffic control company hired me and I was whisked off to Kansas City, Missouri, then Columbia, South Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Istanbul, Turkey, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and finally Kabul, Afghanistan.
I controlled air traffic in Kabul for only three months before I had to leave. That was a really tough assignment and I didn’t like it very much at all.
Then I spent a month brushing up on my Spanish in Guadalajara, Mexico before arriving where I am now. I’ve finally settled down, hopefully for a few years, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I love it here. I’ve finished training and just got back from a vacation in Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. I even spent a couple of days in the middle of the street riots near Tahrir Square. It was quite an experience.
Raminta and I have decided to separate. We’re still good friends, we get along great, we talk almost every day. The divorce is amicable, we’re just going in different directions with our lives. So, I’ll have to try to find another co-host some day. For now, I’ll just grab any native Lithuanian speaker I can find.
Fortunately, before we went off the air one year ago, I was able to record many episodes. I have about 40 on my computer. All I have to do is clean them up and post them. If I can’t find a Lithuanian to help me do future episodes, we should start to run into trouble after episode 300 or so. I wonder if there are any Lithuanians in Abu Dhabi.
So, that’s about it for now. My time is still very tight, but I’ll try to keep the episodes coming.
Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoy more lessons for some time to come.
Okay, here we go, enjoy.
Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Gintarė and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.
According to the website, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Lithuania held its final execution in 1995 and capital punishment was abolished in Lithuania in 1998.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
In previous episodes we went over the instrumental case or įnagininkas. Today we’ll go through a few examples of the plural instrumental.
This episode is large so we’ll break it up. This is the first part.
Here is how the different word endings are declined:
-as changes to -ais
-is changes to -iais
-ys changes to -iais
-us changes to -umis
-a changes to -omis
-ė changes to -ėmis
-uo as in šuo/sesuo/akmuo changes to –imis
-ė as in duktė changes to –imis
Here are some examples using the Lithuanian plural instrumental broken down by suffixes.
First, we'll give you the vocabulary and then we'll give you an example using the plural instrumental.
are you traveling using airplanes?
ar keliauji lėktuvais?
I travel from one country to another using airplanes
keliauju iš vienos šalies į kitą lėktuvais
you can sleep under the bridges
gali miegoti po tiltais
a young couple
a young couple arrived on two motorcycles
jaunuolių pora atvyko dviem motociklais
he and his friend arrived using motorcycles
jis su draugu atvyko motociklais
a male teenager
the teenagers travel via motorcycles
paaugliai važiuoja motociklais
to communicate / to interact
the girls communicate using phones
merginos bendrauja telefonais
today we are walking trails through swamps, thickets, and grassy slopes
šiandien mes einame takais, pelkėmis, tankumynais, ir žolės šlaitais
under the buildings are cellars
po pastatais yra rūsiai
to cool, to chill
we stood under the leaves
mes stovėjome po lapais
it's cooler under the leaves
tai aušintuvas po lapais
to order / to tell
Simas told everyone to hide under the tables
Simas liepė visiems slėptis po stalais
the puppies are playing under the tables
šuniukai žaidžia po stalais
spageti / spagečiai
saldus / saldi
spaghetti with tomatoes
spagečiai su pomidorais
chicken with tomatoes
vištiena su pomidorais
an omelette with onions and sweet peppers
omletas su svogūnais ir saldžiaisiais pipirais
if you want to stroll, walk via the sidewalks
jei norite pasivaikščioti, eikite šaligatviais
this winter, we want to drive to Munich using cars
šią žiemą norime važinėti automobiliais į Miuncheną
lettuce or salad
a green salad with eggs
žaliosios salotos su kiaušiniais
hot sandwiches with eggs and tomatoes
karšti sumuštiniai su kiaušiniais ir pomidorais
keep in mind, the unstrumental case also describes something changing into another thing
a homeless male
a homeless female
as we know, people are becoming homeless
kaip žinome, žmonės tampa benamiais
we're traveling via mountain valleys
mes važiuojame kalnų slėniais
we want to cycle to work
norime važiuoti į darbą dviračiais
also, you can view the territory using only camels
taip pat, galima pažiūrėti teritoriją tik su kupranugariais
here you will be able to take a walk with lions, ride or swim with elephants
čia galėsite pasivaikščioti su liūtais, pajodinėti ar paplaukioti su drambliais
do you like to travel using trains?
ar patinka keliauti traukiniais?
in Europe many travel via trains
Europoje daugelis keliauja traukiniais
Renata and her friend Liudas travel via trains through Europe
Renata su draugu Liudu keliavo traukiniais po Europą
a teenager (male)
a teenager (female)
it's best to talk with teenagers about everything
geriausia kalbėtis su paaugliais apie viską
to pick berries
to pick mushrooms
with baskets he went to pick berries and mushrooms
su krepšiais jis eidavo uogauti ir grybauti
to grapple, to skirmish
NATO forces in Afghanistan clashed with government troops
NATO pajėgos Afganistane susirėmė su vyriausybės kariais
I work constantly with fishermen
aš dirbu pastoviai su žvejais
baltas / balta
rudas / ruda
this morning I make coffee with white and brown sugars
šį rytą gaminu kavą su baltu ir rudu cukrumis
Šaunu, you made it to the end of another episode!
Turėtum jaustis kaip ant sparnų! You should feel like you're on wings!
Labas Jack! I am so glad you are back! I am very sorry to hear about you and Raminta, but happy to hear that you are on good terms with each other. I hope it doesn't sound weird to say that I have listened to so many episodes of your programs that the two of you almost feel like friends. I wish you both the best. I have never commented before, but I want to let you know how much I appreciate your program. It is helping me to fulfill a promise to my grandmother. She was a daughter of Lithuanian immigrants and Lithuanian was her first Language. She had told me in the last years of her life that she wished she had passed down more knowledge of her Lithuanian heritage and language to her children and grandchildren. I promised her that I would learn to speak Lithuanian and I hope to travel there someday to see the land where my great-grandparents were born. Your podcasts, in combination with the Lithuanian classes I am taking are helping me to reach my goal. I am so glad that you have decided to continue the podcasts. Labai ačiū! -Michelle