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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. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/pocketproductions/8916 Ft: Pocket (Richard Jankovich)

Jul 12, 2008

Hi there!  This is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud!  Well, a lot has been happening since our last show.  Before today’s episode I want to get you caught up with the latest news.  At least four news portals picked up a news article on Lithuanian Out Loud and we have many new listeners to our podcast.  Also, it looks like some magazines might be doing some stories as well.  Super!  Welcome to all our new listeners!

If you’d like to see the internet articles on Lithuanian Out Loud you can see the links on this episode’s notes on our blogpage.  A big thanks to Deimantė Doksaitė for interviewing Raminta and me and for writing the story.  Labai ačiū, Deimante!

(internet stories on Lithuanian Out Loud)

Lietuviams.com
http://www.lietuviams.com/index.php?user_sub_id=44&itemID=5290

Alfa.lt
http://www.alfa.lt/straipsnis/c79617

Delfi
http://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/emigrants/article.php?id=17653118

Anglija.lt
http://www.anglija.lt/straipsniai/naujienos/lietuviai_pasaulyje/nesu_
sutikes_lietuvio_kuris_man_butu_nepatikes.html

Remember the plug Bayram of Turkey gave us recently?  Well, he just sent me an email.  He was in Vilnius today in a coffee shop working on his computer and he heard a familiar voice.  He went up to the woman and asked her some questions and then gave her a big hug.  Raminta was really surprised someone had recognized her voice while she was chatting with a friend in a Vilnius coffee shop.  What a coincidence!  Thanks for the email Bayram!

Today we have a special guest on the show.  Someone who might be contributing something to Lithuanian Out Loud on a regular basis for a long time to come – I hope.  So, here is Agnė from Vilnius or Agnė iš Vilniaus and her first contribution to the show.

"čiau braške, susitiksim kompote"

Agnė says this phrase is used by a lot by children in Lithuania to say goodbye.  The literal translation isn’t really important, it’s better to learn this as a whole phrase, but for those of you who are curious it means, "goodbye, strawberry, see you in kompotas."  Kompotas is a Lithuanian stewed fruit drink – very yummy.

Here is it again, slowly…

čiau braške, susitiksim kompote

čiau braške, susitiksim kompote

čiau braške, susitiksim kompote

čiau braške, susitiksim kompote

Again, Agnė says children use this a lot but adults use it as a joke or in order to sound funny.  Try it on your Lithuanian friends.

Agnė has a few hundred ideas on future contributions to the show and we love having her enthusiasm in our community.  Thanks a million, Agne and welcome to the program!  It’s super having you here with us.

Okay, enough notes, let’s get on with today’s episode, enjoy!

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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 a new month!  July was named for Julius Caesar or Julijus Cezaris who was born in this month.  In Lithuanian this month is liepa, the linden tree, which flowers during this month.  The flowers scent the air, are used to make herbal teas and attract honeybees.  Pretty tree!

According to Wikipedia, Austėja is the ancient Lithuanian household goddess of bees. Austėja is a goddess of fertility, brides, and growing families. Austėja is the wife of Bubilas.

Bubilas is the household god of bees.  People may have sacrificed honey to Bubilas.  They believed that doing so would make bees swarm better.

pradėkime, let’s get started

Today let’s talk about work.  Here’s a Lithuanian proverb:

Kas skaito ir rašo, tas duonos neprašo.  He who learns to read and write will not beg for bread.

Most of the time a person’s job has the suffix –tojas or –toja, –ėjas or –ėja, and –ininkas or –ininkė.

Here we’ll list some infinitive verbs and then we’ll list the job title that follows it.

to work                     
dirbti

a male worker            
darbininkas

a female worker         
darbininkė

to farm                      
ūkininkauti

a male farmer             
ūkininkas

a female farmer         
ūkininkė

to sing                       
dainuoti

a male singer              
dainininkas

a female singer            
dainininkė

to cure                      
gydyti

a male doctor             
gydytojas

a female doctor          
gydytoja

to drive                      
vairuoti

a male driver              
vairuotojas

a female driver           
vairuotoja

to write                      
rašyti

a male writer              
rašytojas

a female writer           
rašytoja

to help                        
padėti

a male assistant           
padėjėjas

a female assistant         
padėjėja

to give or to serve       
paduoti

a male waiter              
padavėjas

a female waiter            
padavėja

to sell                         
parduoti

a salesman                  
pardavėjas

a saleswoman              
pardavėja

The last three professions we purposely put together because they look and sound so similar.  It’s  worth the effort to memorize these.

padėjėjas
padavėjas
pardavėjas

padėjėja
padavėja
pardavėja

Now some job titles that don’t follow these rules…

to lead                              
vadovauti

a male manager                 
vadovas

a female manager             
vadovė

to be a lawyer or barrister  
advokatauti

a male lawyer or barrister  
advokatas

a female lawyer/attorney     
advokatė

to control                          
kontroliuoti

a male controller                
kontrolierius

a female controller              
kontrolierė

to direct                            
direktoriauti

a male director                  
direktorius

a female director                
direktorė

Now, just before we finish, let’s combine some of these.  To do this we have to use kilmininkas.

a lawyer’s female assistant   
advokato padėjėja

an attorney’s male assistant  
advokato padėjėjas

a director’s female assistant  
direktoriaus padėjėja

a director’s male assistant     
direktoriaus padėjėjas

Puiku!  Excellent!  You made it to the end of another episode!  Puiku!

Alright!  That’s it for today!  Thanks for the download!  If you got anything out of this lesson please leave us a review on our iTunes page.
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I’m Jack and I’ve never met a Lithuanian I didn’t like.  Viso gero!  Sudie!

Austėja (wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lithuanian_gods

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