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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 27, 2008

Hi there, this is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud.  Before we get on with today’s episode it’s time again for Agnė iš Vilniaus!

Agnė says the idea today is to repeat a sentence that has many similar hard to pronounce sounds as quickly as you can.  In English these are called tongue-twisters.

Thanks for sending us this contribution Agne!  It means a lot to us that you’re helping us out.  Take it away, Agne!

How quickly could you say that?

Geri vyrai geroj girioj gerą girą gėrė gerdami gyrė
The good men in a big good forest were drinking delicious kvass (Lithuanian national drink)

Geri vyrai geroj girioj gerą girą gėrė gerdami gyrė
It’s easy, isn’t it?  But, what about that?

Šešios žąsys su šešiais žąsyčiais
Six (female) geese with six goslings

Don’t worry if you don’t succeed the first time because most Lithuanians will say it like that…

It’s okay, you need just some more practice and soon you will be able to say it like this:

Šešios žąsys su šešiais žąsyčiais
Good luck!

Prašom, Mylimoji!  Hi there, I’m Raminta and I’m Raminta’s husband, Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.  Today we’re in the month of July which in Lithuanian is Liepa.

An old Lithuanian tradition says if you light anything with a candle, a sailor dies.   Why?  Long ago in winter months sailors didn’t have much of an income and some sold matches to make ends meet.  So, if you light something with a candle, you’re cheating a poor sailor out of his paycheck.

Have you ever heard of this, Dear?

pradėkime, let’s get started

In past episodes we practiced a lot of possession using the genitive case or kilmininkas such as the man’s name, vyro vardas or the dog’s water, šuns vanduo.

Today we’ll tackle the genitive in the plural such as the children’s dog, or a dog which belongs to many children, a children’s doctor, or a doctor who treats many children, a children’s book, the men’s restroom, the women’s team, women’s health.

You’ll be happy to know it’s easily learned with little study.  On this episode we’ll focus on masculine nouns, feminine nouns on a later episode.

Masculine nouns end like this…
-as changes to –ų
-is changes to –ių
-ys changes to –ių
-us changes to –ų
-ius changes to –ių
and
-uo changes to –enų

The most important thing to remember here is that the plural genitive always ends in -ų

Before we get started, here’s some new vocabulary. 
prašom pakartoti…

vocabulary
žodynas

when doing žodynas – once slow, once normal speed
(here Raminta accidently reads episode notes not meant for the audience)

basketball
krepšinis

basketball                   
krepšinis

health                         
sveikata

health                         
sveikata

music                         
muzika

the music                   
muzika

tradition                     
tradicija

tradition                     
tradicija

a male doctor             
gydytojas

the male doctor          
gydytojas

a culture                    
kultūra

the culture                 
kultūra

hospital                     
ligoninė

hospital                     
ligoninė

a territory                  
teritorija

the territory               
teritorija

a history                   
istorija

the history                
istorija

a system                   
sistema

a system                   
sistema

pie                           
pyragas

a pie                         
pyragas

juice                        
sultys

juice                        
sultys

group                       
grupė

group                       
grupė

a school                   
mokykla

school                      
mokykla

director                    
direktorius

director                    
direktorius

association                
asociacija

association                
asociacija

exhibition                  
paroda

exhibition                  
paroda

food                         
maistas

food                         
maistas

booth                        
kasa

booth                        
kasa

sanctuary                  
šventovė

sanctuary                  
šventovė

the flu                       
gripas

the flu                       
gripas

Keep in mind that ų nosinė and ū ilgoji sound the same; they both have the long -oo sound.  For plural genitive we use ų nosinė to be grammatically correct.

So, let’s go over some examples.  Don’t worry about learning every word.  We just want you to learn the genitive plural.

man                          
vyras

men                          
vyrai

a men’s restroom        
vyrų tualetas

men’s basketball         
vyrų krepšinis

men’s health              
vyrų sveikata

a child                       
vaikas

children                     
vaikai

the children’s dog        
vaikų šuo

a children’s doctor       
vaikų gydytojas

a children’s book         
vaikų knyga

a children’s hospital     
vaikų ligoninė

an American male       
amerikietis

the American males    
amerikiečiai

the American’s auto    
amerikiečių automobilis

the American’s music  
amerikiečių muzika

the American’s history 
amerikiečių istorija

a Lithuanian male       
lietuvis

the Lithuanians           
lietuviai

Lithuanian‘s history     
lietuvių istorija

Lithuanian‘s culture     
lietuvių kultūra

Lithuanian tradition    
lietuvių tradicija

train                          
traukinys

trains                         
traukiniai

trains’ station or the train station         
traukinių stotis

train system              
traukinių sistema

So, we think you get the idea.  Here are some more examples.

an apple                    
obuolys

apples                        
obuoliai

apple pie                    
obuolių pyragas

apple juice                 
obuolių sultys

an actor                     
aktorius

actors                        
aktoriai

the actors‘ group        
aktorių grupė

the actors‘ school       
aktorių mokykla

a museum                  
muziejus

museums                    
muziejai

the museums’ director 
muziejų direktorius

the museums’ association  
muziejų asociacija

a stone                         
akmuo

the stones                     
akmenys

the stones’ location       
akmenų vieta

the stones’ color           
akmenų spalva

the dog                        
šuo

the dogs                       
šunys

the dog exhibition         
šunų paroda

the dog park                
šunų aikštelė

automobile                   
automobilis

automobiles                 
automobiliai

the car club                  
automobilų klubas

the car museum            
automobilų muziejus

the ticket                      
bilietas

tickets                          
bilietai

ticket booth                  
bilietų kasa

ticket collector              
bilietų kontrolierius

ticket price                   
bilietų kaina

bus                              
autobusas

buses                           
autobusai

the bus station              
autobusų stotis

a bird                           
paukštis

birds                            
paukščiai

bird sanctuary               
paukščių šventovė

bird flu                         
paukščių gripas

Šaunu!  Great!  You made it to the end of another episode!  Nuostabu!  Wonderful!

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

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