Sun, 23 March 2008
Somebody’s knockin’ on the door, somebody’s ringin’ the bell.
According to the Wikipedia page entitled, Vilnius Cathedral or Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika, Vilnius Cathedral is located at the heart of the old town of Vilnius. Perkūnas, the Lithuanian Thundergod was most likely worshipped at the site where the Cathedral now stands. In 1251 when King Mindaugas allowed himself to be baptized into the Catholic Church, he ordered the original cathedral to be built. After his assassination in 1268 it was again a place of worship for the traditional Lithuanian religion. Over the centuries the Cathedral has seen many fires, renovations, wars, and massive public demonstrations. It’s one of the must sees on any Vilnius vacation.
Šaunu! You’re doing great dear, I love the way you do Lithuanian Out Loud.
Today we’ll begin working on how to say where something is located. Here’s just a quick review of the word kur, prašom pakartoti…
where is the restroom? kur yra tualetas?
of course, in Lithuanian we can often drop the verb būti, to be.
where is the restroom? kur tualetas?
here are some words we’ll use in this episode…
Kaip Raminta, ne? (like Raminta, no?)
a bicycle dviratis
Today we’ll go over the locative case or vietininkas. This is a relatively easy declension. Every declension here ends in the letter –e. A prefix is something that is added to the beginning of a word. A suffix is something added to the end of a word. Here are the suffixes in vietininkas,
a word that ends in
again, we’re only talking about where something is located. We’re not talking about going to someplace. The restaurant is in the city, is the locative. I’m going to the restaurant, is not the locative. I’m in the restaurant, is the locative. The locative declension or vietininkas is only used when talking about where something is located.
let’s go over each suffix from the above list so you can see how it works…
the park parkas
Okay, now let’s ask a question and then answer it. Good luck! Sekmės!
where is the tree? kur yra medis?
of course, we can easily drop the verb būti, to be.
where is the tree? kur medis?
Thank you dear, you know, I think maybe it’s enough your brain is probably getting tired. Maybe you should go to bed.
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