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Sep 14, 2010

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

 

In August of 2010, the chief of the Vilnius Mounted Police was arrested in Belarus after illegal drugs were found in his car.  Chief of Police, Laimonas Bankauskas, claims the drugs were planted by the KGB in order to recruit him as a spy. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has asked leaders in Belarus for a prompt and impartial investigation into the case.

 

 

KGB Releases Lithuanian Police Officer

http://democraticbelarus.eu/node/9600

today we’ll go over the Lithuanian verb bandyti – to try, to try to do something

 

bandyti requires the accusative case or galininkas

 

nebandyti requires the genitive case

 

here are bandyti and nebandyti conjugated in the present tense

 

to try 

bandyti

 

I try 

aš bandau

 

you try (tu) 

tu bandai

 

he tries 

jis bando

 

she tries 

ji bando

 

we try 

mes bandome

 

you try (formal) 

jūs bandote

 

you all try 

jūs bandote

 

they try (mm/mf) 

jie bando

 

they try (ff) 

jos bando

 

to not try 

nebandyti

 

I do not try 

aš nebandau

 

you do not try (tu) 

tu nebandai

 

he does not try 

jis nebando

 

she does not try 

ji nebando

 

we do not try 

mes nebandome

 

you do not try (formal) 

jūs nebandote

 

you all do not try 

jūs nebandote

 

they do not try (mm/mf) 

jie nebando

 

they do not try (ff) 

jos nebando

 

infinitive

 

of course, it's better to attempt it 

žinoma, geriau tai bandyti

 

I think it's better to try    

galvoju geriau bandyti

 

it's better to try something else 

geriau bandyti ką nors kita

 

it's better not to try! 

geriau nebandyti!

 

the worst is to not try 

blogiausia – nieko nebandyti

 

is it better to not attempt? 

ar geriau nebandyti?

 

fatal             

lemtingas / lemtinga

 

it can be fatal, so it's better not to attempt it at all 

tai gali būti lemtingas, todėl geriau nebandyti visiškai

 

I’m trying 

aš bandau

 

I’m trying to remember 

aš bandau prisiminti

 

I’m trying to speak with my father 

aš bandau kalbėti su savo tėvu

 

I’m trying to speak Lithuanian 

aš bandau kalbėti lietuviškai

 

always, continually, still 

vis

 

I'm always trying to understand you 

aš vis bandau tave suprasti

 

I'm trying to work at home 

bandau dirbti namuose

 

I'm also trying 

aš taip pat bandau

 

I'm trying to get thin 

aš bandau plonėti

 

I'm not trying to thin down, I'm just not hungry 

aš nebandau plonėti, aš tik nealkanas

 

I'm not trying to hide anything 

aš nebandau ką nors slėpti

 

I don't try because I'm afraid 

nebandau, nes bijau

 

tu

are you trying to help? 

ar tu bandai padėti?

 

are you trying to help me? 

ar tu bandai man padėti?

 

valuable                

vertingas / vertinga

 

are you trying to say that dance music is worthless? 

ar tu bandai pasakyti, kad šokių muzika nevertinga?

 

are you trying to kill us? 

ar tu bandai mus užmušti? 

 

to distract             

išblaškyti

 

are you trying to distract me? 

ar tu bandai mane išblaškyti?

 

jis

he is trying to call Vitalija by telephone 

jis bando paskambinti Vitalijai telefonu

 

he's trying to sleep           

jis bando miegoti

 

to win         

laimėti

 

he's trying to win a trip 

jis bando laimėti kelionę

 

to influence          

paveikti

 

Andrius is trying to inluence his mother and father       

Andrius bando paveikti motiną ir tėvą

 

to forget 

užsimiršti

 

Antanas is trying to forget 

Antanas bando užsimiršti

 

Voldemaras is not trying to do that 

Voldemaras nebando to daryti

 

ji

she is trying different things, for example, not eating meat 

ji bando įvairius dalykus, pavyzdžiui, nevalgyti mėsos

 

she is trying to understand 

ji bando suprasti

 

what is she trying to tell me? 

ką ji bando man pasakyti? 

 

to create               

kurti

 

Viktorija is trying to create songs   

Viktorija bando kurti dainas

 

she is not trying to talk with mom 

ji nebando pasikalbėti su mama

 

Lina is not trying to have children 

Lina nebando turėti vaikų

 

mes

we are trying to create music 

mes bandome kurti muziką

 

to find          

rasti

 

happiness, luck, fortune 

laimė

 

little by little 

po truputį

 

little by little, we're trying to find happiness 

po truputį, mes bandome rasti laimę

 

to circumvent, bypass, evade 

apeiti

 

we're not trying to avoid problems 

mes nebandome apeiti problemų

 

to change          

pakeisti

 

the world 

pasaulis

 

we're not trying to change the world 

mes nebandome pakeisti pasaulio

 

jūs

to carry out, perform, do, execute, effect 

atlikti

 

and what are you trying to do?      

ir ką jūs bandote atlikti?

 

to find, discover, search out  

surasti

 

are you trying to find something? 

ar jūs bandote surasti ką nors?

 

justice, truth          

teisybė

 

you are not trying to understand the truth 

jūs nebandote suprasti teisybės

 

jie

to steal 

pavogti

 

the till, the cash box, the cash register 

kasa

 

they are trying to steal the church cash box 

jie bando pavogti bažnyčios kasą

 

they try to be together              

jie bando būti kartu

 

they are trying to find an answer to the question 

jie bando ieškoti atsakymo į klausimą

 

they are not trying again         

jie nebando dar kartą

 

jos

rarely, seldom 

retai

 

to combat, fight, struggle, contend 

kovoti

 

an obstacle 

kliūtis

 

very rarely they try to deal with obstacles 

labai retai jos bando kovoti su kliūtimis

 

a cave                     

urvas

 

Aldona and Giedrė see a witch in the cave and they try to run away 

Aldona ir Giedrė mato urve ragana ir jos bando pabėgti

 

it can't be said that they didn't try 

negalima sakyti, kad jos nebando

 

to observe, follow, watch, see, supervise 

stebėti

 

to change                  

keisti

 

however 

tačiau

 

the government and the Lithuanian bank are just monitoring the situation, however, they do not attempt to change it 

vyriausybė ir Lietuvos bankas tik stebi situaciją, tačiau jos nebando keisti

 

here are the imperatives

 

try! 

bandyk!

 

let's try!      

bandykime!

 

try!         

bandykite!

 

don't try!      

nebandyk!

 

nebandyk to daryti! (don't try to do that!)

 

let's not try!   

nebandykime!

 

don't try!   

nebandykite!

 

try to eat!

bandyk valgyti   

 

try to work!

bandyk dirbti! 

 

don't try to change me

nebandyk pakeisti manęs 

 

don't try to come back

nebandyk grįžti 

 

Šaunu!  You made it to the end of another episode! Fainai! Cool!