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Lithuanian Out Loud is a podcast series designed for fans of the Lithuanian language. Come along with native Lithuanian author/lawyer Raminta and her North-American husband, Jack. They'll teach you Lithuanian along with tidbits about the history and culture of Raminta's homeland - Lietuva!

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Jan 11, 2012

LL0259 – Jie Atvyko Motociklais They Arrived On Motorcycles

 

Hi everybody! Jack is back. It’s been so long since I last published an episode, you must have wondered if you were ever going to hear a new one.

 

2011 was an amazing year and I was so busy I couldn’t even think of putting together any new episodes. In the past I think we did a pretty good job of not telling you where we were. Did you ever figure it out? I don’t think we gave out many clues. We were recording in Longmont, Colorado in the United States. Longmont is a small town about 35 miles north of Denver.

 

After a 30-year career as an air traffic controller, I finally retired from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An air traffic control company hired me and I was whisked off to Kansas City, Missouri, then Columbia, South Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Istanbul, Turkey, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and finally Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

I controlled air traffic in Kabul for only three months before I had to leave. That was a really tough assignment and I didn’t like it very much at all.

 

Then I spent a month brushing up on my Spanish in Guadalajara, Mexico before arriving where I am now. I’ve finally settled down, hopefully for a few years, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I love it here. I’ve finished training and just got back from a vacation in Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. I even spent a couple of days in the middle of the street riots near Tahrir Square. It was quite an experience.

 

Raminta and I have decided to separate. We’re still good friends, we get along great, we talk almost every  day. The divorce is amicable, we’re just going in different directions with our lives. So, I’ll have to try to find another co-host some day. For now, I’ll just grab any native Lithuanian speaker I can find.

 

Fortunately, before we went off the air one year ago, I was able to record many episodes. I have about 40 on my computer. All I have to do is clean them up and post them. If I can’t find a Lithuanian to help me do future episodes, we should start to run into trouble after episode 300 or so. I wonder if there are any Lithuanians in Abu Dhabi.

 

So, that’s about it for now. My time is still very tight, but I’ll try to keep the episodes coming.

 

Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoy more lessons for some time to come.

 

Okay, here we go, enjoy.

 

 

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

 

According to the website, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Lithuania held its final execution in 1995 and capital punishment was abolished in Lithuania in 1998.

 

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

http://www.ncadp.org/todayInHistory.cfm

 

In previous episodes we went over the instrumental case or įnagininkas.  Today we’ll go through a few examples of the plural instrumental.  

This episode is large so we’ll break it up.  This is the first part.

 

Here is how the different word endings are declined:

 

-as changes to -ais

-is changes to -iais

-ys changes to -iais

-us changes to -umis

-a changes to -omis

-ė changes to -ėmis

-uo as in šuo/sesuo/akmuo changes to –imis

-ė as in duktė changes to –imis

 

Here are some examples using the Lithuanian plural instrumental broken down by suffixes.  

First, we'll give you the vocabulary and then we'll give you an example using the plural instrumental.

 

-as

a passenger 

keleivis

 

passengers 

keleiviai

 

an airplane 

lėktuvas

 

airplanes 

lėktuvai

 

to travel 

keliauti

 

are you traveling using airplanes? 

ar keliauji lėktuvais?

 

I travel from one country to another using airplanes 

keliauju iš vienos šalies į kitą lėktuvais

 

a bridge 

tiltas

 

bridges 

tiltai

 

you can sleep under the bridges 

gali miegoti po tiltais

 

a couple 

pora

 

a young couple 

jaunuolių pora

 

a motorcycle 

motociklas

 

motorcycles 

motociklai

 

to arrive 

atvykti

 

a young couple arrived on two motorcycles 

jaunuolių pora atvyko dviem motociklais

 

he and his friend arrived using motorcycles 

jis su draugu atvyko motociklais

 

a male teenager       

paauglys

 

male teenagers 

paaugliai

 

the teenagers travel via motorcycles 

paaugliai važiuoja motociklais

 

a girl 

mergina

 

girls 

merginos

 

a phone 

telefonas

 

phones 

telefonai

 

to communicate / to interact 

bendrauti

 

the girls communicate using phones 

merginos bendrauja telefonais

 

grass                

žolė

 

a slope 

šlaitas

 

a thicket 

tankumynas

 

a swamp 

pelkė

 

a path 

takas

 

paths 

takai

 

today we are walking trails through swamps, thickets, and grassy slopes  

šiandien mes einame takais, pelkėmis, tankumynais, ir žolės šlaitais

 

a building 

pastatas

 

buildings 

pastatai

 

a cellar 

rūsys

 

cellars 

rūsiai

 

under the buildings are cellars 

po pastatais yra rūsiai

 

a leaf         

lapas

 

leaves 

lapai

 

to stand 

stovėti

 

to cool, to chill 

aušinti

 

we stood under the leaves 

mes stovėjome po lapais

 

it's cooler under the leaves 

tai aušintuvas po lapais

 

to order / to tell 

liepti

 

to hide 

slėptis

 

a table 

stalas

 

tables 

stalai

 

Simas told everyone to hide under the tables 

Simas liepė visiems slėptis po stalais

 

a puppy 

šuniukas

 

puppies 

šuniukai

 

to play 

žaisti

 

the puppies are playing under the tables 

šuniukai žaidžia po stalais

 

spaghetti              

spageti / spagečiai

 

a tomato 

pomidoras

 

tomatoes 

pomidorai

 

a chicken 

višta

 

chicken meat 

vištiena

 

an onion 

svogūnas

 

onions 

svogūnai

 

sweet 

saldus / saldi

 

a pepper 

pipiras

 

peppers 

pipirai

 

spaghetti with tomatoes 

spagečiai su pomidorais

 

chicken with tomatoes 

vištiena su pomidorais

 

an omelette with onions and sweet peppers 

omletas su svogūnais ir saldžiaisiais pipirais

 

-is

 

a sidewalk 

šaligatvis

 

if you want to stroll, walk via the sidewalks 

jei norite pasivaikščioti, eikite šaligatviais

 

a car 

automobilis

 

cars 

automobiliai

 

winter 

žiema

 

this winter, we want to drive to Munich using cars 

šią žiemą norime važinėti automobiliais į Miuncheną

 

an egg 

kiaušinis

 

eggs 

kiaušiniai

 

lettuce or salad 

salota

 

a green salad with eggs 

žaliosios salotos su kiaušiniais

 

hot sandwiches with eggs and tomatoes  

karšti sumuštiniai su kiaušiniais ir pomidorais

 

keep in mind, the unstrumental case also describes something changing into another thing

 

a homeless male                 

benamis

 

a homeless female 

benamė

 

to become 

tapti

 

as we know, people are becoming homeless 

kaip žinome, žmonės tampa benamiais

 

a valley 

slėnis

 

valleys 

slėniai

 

a mountain 

kalnas

 

mountains 

kalnai

 

we're traveling via mountain valleys 

mes važiuojame kalnų slėniais

 

a bicycle 

dviratis

 

bicycles 

dviračiai

 

we want to cycle to work 

norime važiuoti į darbą dviračiais

 

a camel 

kupranugaris

 

camels 

kupranugariai

 

also 

taip pat

 

to view 

pažiūrėti

 

only 

tik

 

territory 

teritorija

 

also, you can view the territory using only camels 

taip pat, galima pažiūrėti teritoriją tik su kupranugariais

 

-ys

 

an elephant 

dramblys

 

elephants 

drambliai

 

a lion 

liūtas

 

lions 

liūtai

 

to ride 

pajodinėti

 

to swim 

paplaukioti

 

here you will be able to take a walk with lions, ride or swim with elephants 

čia galėsite pasivaikščioti su liūtais, pajodinėti ar paplaukioti su drambliais

 

to like 

mėgti

 

to travel 

keliauti

 

a train 

traukinys

 

trains 

traukiniai

 

do you like to travel using trains? 

ar patinka keliauti traukiniais?

 

in Europe many travel via trains 

Europoje daugelis keliauja traukiniais

 

Renata and her friend Liudas travel via trains through Europe 

Renata su draugu Liudu keliavo traukiniais po Europą

 

a teenager (male) 

paauglys 

 

a teenager (female) 

paauglė

 

teenagers 

paaugliai

 

the best 

geriausia

 

everything 

viskas

 

it's best to talk with teenagers about everything 

geriausia kalbėtis su paaugliais apie viską

 

a basket 

krepšys

 

baskets 

krepšiai

 

to pick berries 

uogauti

 

to pick mushrooms 

grybauti

 

with baskets he went to pick berries and mushrooms 

su krepšiais jis eidavo uogauti ir grybauti

 

soldier 

karys

 

soldiers, troops 

kariai

 

government 

vyriausybė

 

to support 

remti

 

to grapple, to skirmish 

susiremti

 

Afghanistan 

Afganistanas

 

in Afghanistan 

Afganistane

 

NATO forces in Afghanistan clashed with government troops 

NATO pajėgos Afganistane susirėmė su vyriausybės kariais

 

NATO 

NATO

 

fisherman 

žvejys

 

with fishermen 

su žvejais

 

constantly 

pastoviai

 

I work constantly with fishermen 

aš dirbu pastoviai su žvejais

 

-us

 

sugar 

cukrus

 

this morning 

šį rytą

 

to make 

gaminti 

 

white 

baltas / balta

 

brown 

rudas / ruda

 

this morning I make coffee with white and brown sugars 

šį rytą gaminu kavą su baltu ir rudu cukrumis

 

Šaunu, you made it to the end of another episode! 

 

Turėtum jaustis kaip ant sparnų! You should feel like you're on wings!

 


Alan
over nine years ago

Labas Jack! Regards from chilly London. I'm glad to hear you are continuing as I'd just come back to the page after a long spell away. Look forward to following more. Sad to hear about your marriage though, best wishes to you both.
Linkejimai!
- Alan.

lithuanianoutloud@earthlink.net
over nine years ago

Labas, Michelle,
Thanks for the post and thanks for the well-wishes. Hopefully soon you'll be in Lithuania. I think you'll love it! Good luck with the Lithuanian! Jack :)

Michelle
over nine years ago

Labas Jack! I am so glad you are back! I am very sorry to hear about you and Raminta, but happy to hear that you are on good terms with each other. I hope it doesn't sound weird to say that I have listened to so many episodes of your programs that the two of you almost feel like friends. I wish you both the best. I have never commented before, but I want to let you know how much I appreciate your program. It is helping me to fulfill a promise to my grandmother. She was a daughter of Lithuanian immigrants and Lithuanian was her first Language. She had told me in the last years of her life that she wished she had passed down more knowledge of her Lithuanian heritage and language to her children and grandchildren. I promised her that I would learn to speak Lithuanian and I hope to travel there someday to see the land where my great-grandparents were born. Your podcasts, in combination with the Lithuanian classes I am taking are helping me to reach my goal. I am so glad that you have decided to continue the podcasts. Labai ačiū! -Michelle