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Oct 10, 2010

LL0253 – Mylėti To Love

 

Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Gintarė and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.

 

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today we’ll go over the Lithuanian verb mylėti – to love

 

you wouldn’t use mylėti in the same way you’d use “to love” in English

 

in general, only use mylėti for animate objects

 

you wouldn’t say, I love my car, I love football, or I love this shirt

 

sometimes, mylėti is used for inanimate objects, but only in a romantic or poetic way

 

mylėti is a transitive verb so it requires the accusative case or galininkas

 

nemylėti requires the genitive case - kilmininkas

 

here are mylėti and nemylėti conjugated in the present tense

 

to love

mylėti

 

I love

aš myliu

 

you love (tu)

tu myli

 

he loves

jis myli

 

she loves

ji myli

 

we love

mes mylime

 

you love (formal)

jūs mylite

 

you all love

jūs mylite

 

they love (mm/mf)

jie myli

 

they love (ff)

jos myli

 

to not love

nemylėti

 

I do not love

aš nemyliu

 

you do not love (tu)

tu nemyli

 

he does not love

jis nemyli

 

she does not love

ji nemyli

 

we do not love

mes nemylime

 

you do not love (formal)

jūs nemylite

 

you all do not love

jūs nemylite

 

they do not love (mm/mf)

jie nemyli

 

they do not love (ff)

jos nemyli

 

here are some examples of mylėti in the infinitive

 

I’m trying to love Stasys 

bandau mylėti Stasį 

 

they know how to love

jie moka mylėti

 

people can love 

žmonės gali mylėti

 

I can only say, to love is very hard

galiu tik pasakyti, kad mylėti labai sunku 

 

I’m learning to love

aš išmokau mylėti

 

together we're learning to love again

mes kartu išmoktume mylėti 

 

a man has to love his wife

vyras turi mylėti savo žmoną

 

I try to love my family

bandau mylėti savo šeimą

 

(aš)

the sea

jūra

 

the sun

saulė

 

the stars

žvaigždės

 

I love the sea (poetic only)

myliu jūrą

 

I love the sun (poetic only)

myliu saulę

 

I love the stars (poetic only)

aš myliu žvaigždes

 

(tu)

do you love Antanas?

ar myli Antaną?

 

do you love Eglė?

ar myli Eglę?

 

do you love your dog?

ar myli savo šunį?

 

do you love your dogs?

ar myli savo šunis?

 

do you love the girl?

ar myli mergaitę?

 

do you love the girls?

ar myli mergaites?

 

why don’t you love your wife?

kodėl nemyli savo žmonos?

 

why don’t you love your husband?

kodėl nemyli savo vyro?

 

why don’t you love your dog?

kodėl nemyli savo šuns?

 

why don’t you love your dogs?

kodėl nemyli savo šunų?

 

why don’t you love the girls?

kodėl nemyli mergaičių?

 

(jis)

Vilius loves the child

Vilius myli vaiką

 

he loves the children

jis myli vaikus

 

he doesn’t love the child

jis nemyli vaiko

 

he doesn’t love the children

jis nemyli vaikų

 

(ji)

grandfather

senelis

 

she loves her grandfather

ji myli savo senelį

 

she loves her grandfathers

ji myli savo senelius

 

she doesn’t love her grandfather

ji nemyli savo senelio

 

she doesn’t love her grandfathers

ji nemyli savo senelių

 

(mes)

grandmother

senelė

 

we love our child

mes mylime savo vaiką

 

we love our children

mes mylime savo vaikus

 

we love Birutė

mylime Birutę

 

we love our grandmother

mylime savo senelę

 

we love our grandmothers

mylime savo seneles

 

we don’t love our grandmother

nemylime savo senelės

 

we don’t love our grandmothers

nemylime savo senelių

 

we don’t love Birutė

mes nemylime Birutės

 

(jūs)

why do you love the dog?

kodėl jūs mylite šunį?

 

why don’t you love the dog?

kodėl nemylite šuns?

 

(jie)

they love Lithuania (poetic)

jie myli Lietuvą

 

(jos)

singer

dainininkas

 

do the women love their husbands?

ar moterys myli savo vyrus?

 

the girls love the singer

mergaitės myli dainininką

 

the women don’t love their husbands

moterys nemyli savo vyrų

 

the girls don’t love the singer

mergaitės nemyli dainininko

 

imperatives

 

love! (tu)

mylėk!

 

let's love! (mes)

mylėkime!

 

love! (jūs)

mylėkite!

 

don't love! (tu)

nemylėk!

 

let's not love! (mes)

nemylėkime!

 

don't love! (jūs)

nemylėkite!

 

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