Tue, 30 October 2007
According to Wikipedia, in the ancient Lithuanian religion, Perkūnas is the Lithuanian God of thunder, the God of the sky, the Lord of rain, mountains, oak trees and storms. Quite a powerful god indeed.
First, let’s go over the vardininkas or nominative declension of the country’s names in Lithuanian.
Now, to say, “I’m from…", we use the genitive or kilmininkas. Prašom pakartoti…
I’m from Egypt Aš iš Egipto
Great, now let’s say “I’m Australian" or “I’m Brazilian" from a man and a woman’s perspective…
I’m Egyptian Aš Egiptietis
Fantastic, now keep in mind, that later on, it might be easier if, just for fun, you “Lithuanianize" your name. For example, I use Džiakas when I’m in Lithuania because it’s easier. If you’re not sure how to make your name into something that makes sense in Lithuanian, just contact us and we can help.
Saulė the Sun
Can you lithuanize my name? Seriously this lessons rock..... keep them coming. I need vocab fast... can you go through a few lithuanian names? ie boys names and girls name.... the popular ones, including the ones that are changed from earth like stuff into names for children. I need to learn how to pronounce my man's name properly. Also can you tell me how to pronounce my name and how to lithuanize my name. Cheers Greetings From Australija! M
Labas Raminta ir Jack! From Octobre till January I will study medecine in Kaunas, Lithuania! I'm new here and although I'm way behind with the podcasts I just love it, it is an ideal way to learn the language. Can you Lithuanianize my name, Magali? Thank you Raminta and Jack! magali, Belgium
Hi to both of you! I'm new to learning Lithuanian, so I'm starting waaaaaay back in your posts. I'm a South African living in Brazil. My husband, Jurgis, wants to move up to Lithuania to be with his family (his family is Lithuanian); thus the study. I'm so grateful for a site like this! My name is rather complicated - Corrianne. Our cousin up there said I'd be called Karina. What would you call me there? Just curious :) I see a lot of countries described in the different Lithuanian courses, but I've found no way to say South Afrika. My dictionary gives 'pietūs' as 'south'. Would that be pietų afrikietis then? Again, thanks for the lessons!
Hi Jack and Raminta, I love your podcasts, they are very informative and I love how you always teach us from a native speaker so we know what we are saying is correct. Just wondering, how would you translate \"Lexie\" into Lithuanian because I don\'t know where they stand with the \"x\" Thank you :DDD
Hi Jack an Raminta, I started to list your podcast for few weeks and I\'m on 29th for now:) I am switching episodes kind of fast after I started to listen. It\'s not about that I liked your lessons a lot (it\'s true :) ), I want to learn as much as lithuanian I can before I landed on Kaunas less than a week. Shortly can I ask, how my name can be transformed into Lithuanian? My name (Onur) means honour :) By the way I keep in my mind that, I should take sweets with me to Lithuania. Thanks! Onur p.s. Sorry for sending an e-mail like post on blog but I couldn\'t find your mail on bog site. I would appreciate if you reply to mail too since I may not check this l episode soon.