Sun, 21 September 2008
Hi there, this is Jack, Raminta and I would like to welcome you back to another episode of Lithuanian Out Loud.
Today we’ll continue working on numbers combined with nouns. This episode covers numbers that end in the number zero. On the next episode we’ll take a break from numbers and explore the verb žiūrėti – to look at and nežiūrėti – to not look at.
Back in May of 2008, Ola Halvorsen, a listener from Oslo, Norway wrote us saying he loved to view the show notes for our episodes in iTunes. But, after episode 42 or so, they disappeared. Well, it took a few months to get it all done, but we tore down all the episodes that didn’t have show notes in the lyrics section, there were about 60 of them, added the show transcripts and put the mp3s back up.
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Sveiki, aš Agnė. Today we'll learn how to say you don't like something or you want to say, that something is disgusting. If your Lithuanian friend asks you, "what do you think about the weather?” And you don't like it for any reason, you could say, "baisus kaip gyvenimas..." - literally - as awful as life.
Now let's see some examples:
What do you think about this house?Ką manai apie šį namą? - Baisus kaip gyvenimas
If the object you are asking about is feminine, you will say not baisus, but baisi:
What do you think about this advertising?Ką manai apie šią reklamą? - Baisi kaip gyvenimas
What about the dress in this old photo?Ką manai apie suknelę šioje senoje nuotraukoje? - Baisi kaip gyvenimas
Try this expression out on your Lithuanian friends and see, how it works. I'm Agnė and I'll see you next week when we'll do some more Lithuanian from Vilnius. Ate!
Hi there, I’m Raminta and I’m Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language. Today we’re in the month of September which in Lithuanian is - rugsėjis.
According to Wikipedia, Russia and Belarus have what are called Special Purpose Police Squads or OMON (Russian: Отряд милиции особого назначения; Otryad Militsii Osobogo Naznacheniya). Their motto is "We know no mercy and do not ask for any." In May 1991 the Soviet Union still hadn’t recognized Lithuania’s independence and the OMON assaulted the Krakūnai border post. Approximately 30 Lithuanian officers were attacked and wounded including Gintaras Žagunis who was killed. Two months later the OMON unit stationed in Riga attacked the Medininkai border crossing near the Vilnius-Minsk highway on 31 July. Seven Lithuanian officers, Mindaugas Balavakas, Algimantas Juozakas, Juozas Janonis, Algirdas Kazlauskas, Antanas Musteikis, Stanislovas Orlavičius and Ričardas Rabavičius were shot and killed. These men were unarmed and they were all shot in the head execution style. Customs officer Tomas Šernas barely survived and today is disabled.
The men responsible for these cold-blooded murders are now in Russia. The Russian government refuses to hand them over to Lithuanian authorities.
pradėkime, let’s get started
Today we’ll continue combining numbers with nouns. In this episode we’ll focius on numbers that end in zero. If a number ends in zero, such as ten, twenty, 140 or 1,000, we use the plural genitive.
prašom pakartoti…please repeat…
an armchair fotelis
Now let’s combine some nouns with some numbers
10 sisters dešimt seserų
Puiku! Excellent! You made it to the end of another episode! Puiku!
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Soviet OMON assaults on Lithuanian border posts
I went on a trip into a remote area of Western Norway. High on top of a 604 meter cliff overlooking a fjord I met two lithuanians. I commented on the view in lithuanian \"Labai grazy\" don\'t know the spelling, and they couldn\'t believe their ears haha! Then I said Aš moku truputele Lietuviškai, and we kept on talking. It\'s such an ice breaker to know some other languages. I have an apartment in the old town of Vilnius so I go to Lithuania quite often. Now I\'m capable to have conversations with people in Lithuanian and it\'s great :) Thank you for your great effort, and my best wishes to Jack and Raminta!