Tue, 14 September 2010
(note: This episode has been updated since its first release. Now there is a pause after the English and before the Lithuanian)
Hi there, I’m Gintarė and I’m Jack, and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.
Photograph: Simona Krupeckaitė of Lithuania shows her excitement after winning the Keirin World Championship final. 28 March 2010.
Photographer: Steve Ryan from Groveland, CA, USA (Wikipedia)
In August of 2010, the chief of the Vilnius Mounted Police was arrested in Belarus after illegal drugs were found in his car. Chief of Police, Laimonas Bankauskas, claims the drugs were planted by the KGB in order to recruit him as a spy. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has asked leaders in Belarus for a prompt and impartial investigation into the case.
KGB Releases Lithuanian Police Officer
today we’ll go over the Lithuanian verb bandyti – to try, to try to do something
bandyti requires the accusative case or galininkas
nebandyti requires the genitive case
here are bandyti and nebandyti conjugated in the present tense
you try (tu)
you try (formal)
you all try
they try (mm/mf)
they try (ff)
to not try
I do not try
you do not try (tu)
he does not try
she does not try
we do not try
you do not try (formal)
you all do not try
they do not try (mm/mf)
they do not try (ff)
of course, it's better to attempt it
žinoma, geriau tai bandyti
I think it's better to try
galvoju geriau bandyti
it's better to try something else
geriau bandyti ką nors kita
it's better not to try!
the worst is to not try
blogiausia – nieko nebandyti
is it better to not attempt?
ar geriau nebandyti?
lemtingas / lemtinga
it can be fatal, so it's better not to attempt it at all
tai gali būti lemtingas, todėl geriau nebandyti visiškai
I’m trying to remember
aš bandau prisiminti
I’m trying to speak with my father
aš bandau kalbėti su savo tėvu
I’m trying to speak Lithuanian
aš bandau kalbėti lietuviškai
always, continually, still
I'm always trying to understand you
aš vis bandau tave suprasti
I'm trying to work at home
bandau dirbti namuose
I'm also trying
aš taip pat bandau
I'm trying to get thin
aš bandau plonėti
I'm not trying to thin down, I'm just not hungry
aš nebandau plonėti, aš tik nealkanas
I'm not trying to hide anything
aš nebandau ką nors slėpti
I don't try because I'm afraid
nebandau, nes bijau
are you trying to help?
ar tu bandai padėti?
are you trying to help me?
ar tu bandai man padėti?
vertingas / vertinga
are you trying to say that dance music is worthless?
ar tu bandai pasakyti, kad šokių muzika nevertinga?
are you trying to kill us?
ar tu bandai mus užmušti?
are you trying to distract me?
ar tu bandai mane išblaškyti?
he is trying to call Vitalija by telephone
jis bando paskambinti Vitalijai telefonu
he's trying to sleep
jis bando miegoti
he's trying to win a trip
jis bando laimėti kelionę
Andrius is trying to inluence his mother and father
Andrius bando paveikti motiną ir tėvą
Antanas is trying to forget
Antanas bando užsimiršti
Voldemaras is not trying to do that
Voldemaras nebando to daryti
she is trying different things, for example, not eating meat
ji bando įvairius dalykus, pavyzdžiui, nevalgyti mėsos
she is trying to understand
ji bando suprasti
what is she trying to tell me?
ką ji bando man pasakyti?
Viktorija is trying to create songs
Viktorija bando kurti dainas
she is not trying to talk with mom
ji nebando pasikalbėti su mama
Lina is not trying to have children
Lina nebando turėti vaikų
we are trying to create music
mes bandome kurti muziką
happiness, luck, fortune
little by little
little by little, we're trying to find happiness
po truputį, mes bandome rasti laimę
to circumvent, bypass, evade
we're not trying to avoid problems
mes nebandome apeiti problemų
we're not trying to change the world
mes nebandome pakeisti pasaulio
to carry out, perform, do, execute, effect
and what are you trying to do?
ir ką jūs bandote atlikti?
to find, discover, search out
are you trying to find something?
ar jūs bandote surasti ką nors?
you are not trying to understand the truth
jūs nebandote suprasti teisybės
the till, the cash box, the cash register
they are trying to steal the church cash box
jie bando pavogti bažnyčios kasą
they try to be together
jie bando būti kartu
they are trying to find an answer to the question
jie bando ieškoti atsakymo į klausimą
they are not trying again
jie nebando dar kartą
to combat, fight, struggle, contend
very rarely they try to deal with obstacles
labai retai jos bando kovoti su kliūtimis
Aldona and Giedrė see a witch in the cave and they try to run away
Aldona ir Giedrė mato urve ragana ir jos bando pabėgti
it can't be said that they didn't try
negalima sakyti, kad jos nebando
to observe, follow, watch, see, supervise
the government and the Lithuanian bank are just monitoring the situation, however, they do not attempt to change it
vyriausybė ir Lietuvos bankas tik stebi situaciją, tačiau jos nebando keisti
here are the imperatives
nebandyk to daryti! (don't try to do that!)
let's not try!
try to eat!
try to work!
don't try to change me
nebandyk pakeisti manęs
don't try to come back
Šaunu! You made it to the end of another episode! Fainai! Cool!