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Oct 10, 2010

LL0253 – Mylėti To Love


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


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today we’ll go over the Lithuanian verb mylėti – to love


you wouldn’t use mylėti in the same way you’d use “to love” in English


in general, only use mylėti for animate objects


you wouldn’t say, I love my car, I love football, or I love this shirt


sometimes, mylėti is used for inanimate objects, but only in a romantic or poetic way


mylėti is a transitive verb so it requires the accusative case or galininkas


nemylėti requires the genitive case - kilmininkas


here are mylėti and nemylėti conjugated in the present tense


to love



I love

aš myliu


you love (tu)

tu myli


he loves

jis myli


she loves

ji myli


we love

mes mylime


you love (formal)

jūs mylite


you all love

jūs mylite


they love (mm/mf)

jie myli


they love (ff)

jos myli


to not love



I do not love

aš nemyliu


you do not love (tu)

tu nemyli


he does not love

jis nemyli


she does not love

ji nemyli


we do not love

mes nemylime


you do not love (formal)

jūs nemylite


you all do not love

jūs nemylite


they do not love (mm/mf)

jie nemyli


they do not love (ff)

jos nemyli


here are some examples of mylėti in the infinitive


I’m trying to love Stasys 

bandau mylėti Stasį 


they know how to love

jie moka mylėti


people can love 

žmonės gali mylėti


I can only say, to love is very hard

galiu tik pasakyti, kad mylėti labai sunku 


I’m learning to love

aš išmokau mylėti


together we're learning to love again

mes kartu išmoktume mylėti 


a man has to love his wife

vyras turi mylėti savo žmoną


I try to love my family

bandau mylėti savo šeimą



the sea



the sun



the stars



I love the sea (poetic only)

myliu jūrą


I love the sun (poetic only)

myliu saulę


I love the stars (poetic only)

aš myliu žvaigždes



do you love Antanas?

ar myli Antaną?


do you love Eglė?

ar myli Eglę?


do you love your dog?

ar myli savo šunį?


do you love your dogs?

ar myli savo šunis?


do you love the girl?

ar myli mergaitę?


do you love the girls?

ar myli mergaites?


why don’t you love your wife?

kodėl nemyli savo žmonos?


why don’t you love your husband?

kodėl nemyli savo vyro?


why don’t you love your dog?

kodėl nemyli savo šuns?


why don’t you love your dogs?

kodėl nemyli savo šunų?


why don’t you love the girls?

kodėl nemyli mergaičių?



Vilius loves the child

Vilius myli vaiką


he loves the children

jis myli vaikus


he doesn’t love the child

jis nemyli vaiko


he doesn’t love the children

jis nemyli vaikų






she loves her grandfather

ji myli savo senelį


she loves her grandfathers

ji myli savo senelius


she doesn’t love her grandfather

ji nemyli savo senelio


she doesn’t love her grandfathers

ji nemyli savo senelių






we love our child

mes mylime savo vaiką


we love our children

mes mylime savo vaikus


we love Birutė

mylime Birutę


we love our grandmother

mylime savo senelę


we love our grandmothers

mylime savo seneles


we don’t love our grandmother

nemylime savo senelės


we don’t love our grandmothers

nemylime savo senelių


we don’t love Birutė

mes nemylime Birutės



why do you love the dog?

kodėl jūs mylite šunį?


why don’t you love the dog?

kodėl nemylite šuns?



they love Lithuania (poetic)

jie myli Lietuvą






do the women love their husbands?

ar moterys myli savo vyrus?


the girls love the singer

mergaitės myli dainininką


the women don’t love their husbands

moterys nemyli savo vyrų


the girls don’t love the singer

mergaitės nemyli dainininko




love! (tu)



let's love! (mes)



love! (jūs)



don't love! (tu)



let's not love! (mes)



don't love! (jūs)



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