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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!

Music: Vieux Farka Toure - Ana {Pocket Remix} by pocketproductions (c) copyright 2007 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license. Ft: Pocket (Richard Jankovich)


Dec 17, 2012

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 Wikipedia, the online free dictionary, The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania resulted in the near total destruction of Lithuanian Jews living in the Nazi-controlled Lithuanian territories. Out of approximately 208,000 to 210,000 Jews, an estimated 195,000–196,000 were murdered before the end of World War II.  The Holocaust resulted in the largest ever loss of life in so short a space of time in the History of Lithuania.


The Holocaust in Lithuania


today we begin a series of episodes focused on pronouns and how they are declined


this is a very big topic, so we'll do one episode per pronoun


this episode will cover manęs, the next episode will cover tavęs, etcetera


we’ll start off with the most common declension, vardininkas or the nominative case, and what the pronouns look like


we’ve used these hundreds of times so it should be easy by now


aš, tu, jis, ji, mes, jūs, jie, jos


some quick examples;


the nominative case



I eat

aš valgau


you understand (tu)

tu supranti


he has

jis turi


she can

ji gali


you are (jūs)

jūs esate


we talk

mes kalbame


you all don’t understand (jūs)

jūs nesuprantate


they live (jie)

jie gyvena


they want (jos)

jos nori


by now, those should be easy


now, the genitive case or kilmininkas and the same pronouns


aš changes to manęs

tu changes to tavęs

jis changes to jo

ji changes to jos

jūs changes to jūsų

mes changes to mūsų

jūs changes to jūsų

jie changes to jų

jos changes to jų


before we get to our examples, here are some prepositions that require the genitive case or kilmininkas

keep in mind that some of these prepositions can have entirely different meanings with other cases,

of course, here we're only looking at the genitive case







near, next to



on, on top of






behind, beyond


above, over



near, close, close by



by, near, next to



according to, in the words of   



according to



near, beside, by



not far or close by



because of, on account of



to, until, as far as



from, off






a preposition we've added to the bottom of this list is "po"


you'll remember we used po quite a bit with the instrumental case where it meant, "under"


in the genitive case, po translates as "after"


in the genitive case, or kilmininkas, the pronoun aš changes to manęs


laukti, like many other verbs, requires the genitive case


to wait for              



are you waiting for me?

ar lauksi manęs?


wait for me! (formal)

palaukite manęs!


wait for me! (informal)

palauk manęs!


paradise is waiting for me

rojus manęs laukia


ieškoti, like many other verbs, requires the genitive case


to find          



come find me!

eik manęs ieškoti!


I saw him, but he did not see me 

aš jį mačiau, o jis manęs nematė


don’t yell at me!

neklausk manęs!


to hate (plus genitive)



she hates me    

ji manęs nekenčia


don't wait for me!

nelauk manęs!


now, here are some examples of manęs combined with the prepositions we just listed





without me you can’t do it

be manęs negalite tai daryti


live with me or without me

gyvenk su manim ar be manęs


what would you do without me?

ką darytum be manęs?


go without me

eik be manęs


are you happy without me?

ar laiminga be manęs?


be happy without me   

būk laiminga be manęs




what do you want from me?

ko tu nori iš manęs?


what do you expect from me?

ko tu iš manęs tikiesi?


he stole from me   

jis pavogė iš manęs


what do you need from me?

ko tau iš manęs reikia?


near, next to



come next to me

ateik prie manęs


stop smoking near me!

nustok rūkyti prie manęs!


Gintarė ran next to me

Gintarė prie manęs pribėgo


some big guy came up next to me, totally drunk

prie manęs priėjo kažkoks didelis vaikinas, visiškai girtas


in English we can say, "he is angry at me," or "I am angry at her."

in Lithuanian we say, "he is angry on me," or "I am angry on her."


on, on top of




piktas / pikta


don't be angry with me

nepykite ant manęs


he is angry at me and I am angry at her

jis pyksta ant manęs ir esu piktas ant jos


What to do?  My girlfriend got angry with me

Ką daryti? Draugė ant manęs supyko





between me and you

tarp manęs ir jūsų


between me and Viktorija

tarp manęs ir Viktorijos


a dialogue between me and him

dialogas tarp manęs ir jo


between me and you

tarp manęs ir tavęs


between me and brother there is a difference

tarp manęs ir brolio yra skirtumas


behind, beyond


is there somebody behind me?

ar kas nors yra už manęs?


close the door behind me, I'm going

uždaryk už manęs duris, aš išeinu


I don't like it when she sits behind me

aš nemėgstu, kai ji sėdi už manęs


I feel that someone is behind me 

jaučiu kad kažkas už manęs


above, over



she lives above me

ji gyvena virš manęs


he sat close by and leaned over me

jis atsisėdo šalia ir pasilenkė virš manęs


the airplane flew over me  

lėktuvas skrido virš manęs


I hear footsteps directly over me

girdžiu žingsnius tiesiai virš manęs


near, close, close by



Richard stood very close to me

Ričardas stovėjo labai arti manęs


don't be so near me!  

nebūk taip arti manęs!


when you're near me, I'm strong

kai tu arti manęs, aš esu stipri


Evaldas sat next to me  

Evaldas sėdėjo arti manęs


suddenly, he was really close to me!

staiga, jis buvo taip arti manęs!


by, near, next to



sit down next to me

atsisėsk šalia manęs


she ate next to me

ji valgė šalia manęs


come near me!

eik šalia manęs!


can you sit next to me?

ar gali atsisėsti šalia manęs?


(Here Gintarė helps Jack with the word for “better” - gėriau. There is also a grandfather clock chiming in the background)


according to   



according to me, this is not true

anot manęs, šitas ne teisingas


according to me, that is the best

anot manęs, tai yra geriausia


according to me, that is the worst

anot manęs, tai yra blogiausia


according to



according to me, the novel is good

pasak manęs romanas yra geras


(Here Gintarė refers to her imminent departure back to Lithuania leaving Jack without a Lithuanian to record more episodes. Jack disagrees with her suggestion that he can teach Lithuanian without help)


this novel is too childish, according to me

šis romanas yra per daug vaikiškas, pasak manęs


according to me, this novel is about love

pasak manęs, šis romanas yra apie meilę


near, beside, by



sit next to me

sėsk greta manęs


a car stopped beside me

automobilis sustoja greta manęs


today, next to me on the bus, sat two Polish girls

šiandien greta manęs autobuse sėdėjo dvi lenkaitės


not far or close by



they live not far from me

jos gyvena netoli manęs


he lives in a suburb close by me

jis gyvena priemiestyje netoli manęs


the shade                



in the shade                



the police car stopped in the shade not far from me

policijos automobilis sustoja pavėsyje netoli manęs 


because of



mind, understanding, reason



that girl goes crazy for me

ta mergina eina iš proto dėl manęs


do your best for me!  

pasistenk dėl manęs!


love me, just for me

mylėk mane tik dėl manęs


I can't imagine what I'd do without my parents, they're very helpful with what I'm going through

neįsivaizduoju, ką daryčiau be savo tėvų, jie labai padėda ir dėl manęs išgyvena


to, until



an idea or thought



that's one good thought that came to me from the song

tai viena gera mintis, kuri iki manęs atkeliavo iš dainos


no one came up to me!

iki manęs niekas neatėjo!


he came up to me  

jis atėjo iki manęs


from, since           



leave me alone! 

atstok nuo manęs!


leave me alone! 

atsikabink nuo manęs!


why doesn't a man want a child from me?

kodėl vyras nenori nuo manęs vaiko?


happiness is so distant from me    

laimė taip toli nuo manęs


let's say you're next to someone who's talking on the phone and you want to pass on a hello to whomever is on the other line


greetings from me                 

linkėjimai nuo manęs


greetings from me to them    

linkėjimai jiems nuo manęs


best wishes and congratulations to all of you from me

linkėjimai ir sveikinimai Jums visiems nuo manęs


regards to all from me

linkėjimai visiems nuo manęs


regards to all from me

visiems linkejimai nuo manes


once again, greetings from me

dar kartą linkejimai nuo manes


big greetings from me    

dideli linkėjimai nuo manęs


big, big greetings from me    

dideli, dideli linkėjimai nuo manęs


lots of different ways to say greetings here


if you only take one of these away, then memorize, "linkėjimai nuo manęs," I use this almost every day





you were born after me

tu gimei po manęs


who will stay here after me?

kas liks čia po manęs? 


jump after me  

šok po manęs


he leaves after me

jis išeina po manęs


she sings after me

ji dainuoja nuo manęs


Tikras stebuklas! You made it to the end of another episode! nepaprasta!