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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)

May 5, 2012

LL0271 – Mes Su Narimantu Narimantas And I


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 the Wikipedia page, Užgavėnės, this is a traditional Lithuanian celebration that's held at the same time as Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Brazil's Carnival.  The celebration starts with the burning of Morė, an effigy of winter.  Participants wear costumes, folklore groups perform traditional plays, people dance and eat traditional foods.  Many of the costumes worn during the festival represent devils, witches, farm animals, the grim reaper, etcetera.


photo: Užgavėnės 14 February 2010

photographer: Andrius Petrucenia (Wikipedia)


Today we’ll go over how to say things like Raminta and I, Narimantas and I, or the dog and I.


The way you can express this idea in Lithuanian is different from the way English speakers do it.  Lithuanians can say roughly, “we with Daiva” to express, “Daiva and I” or “we with Romas” to express, “Romas and I.”


prašom pakartoti, please repeat…








Evaldas is eating a pizza

Evaldas valgo picą


Evaldas and I are eating a pizza

Mes su Evaldu valgome picą


Raminta is sleeping in the bed

Raminta miega lovoje


Raminta and I are sleeping in the bed

mes su Raminta miegame lovoje


when you see the word “su” you know it’s time to use the instrumental.  What we’ll do here is say something in English using vardininkas, then we’ll change the sentence using įnagininkas.



to leave



a policeman



a client



Narimantas is drinking wine

Narimantas geria vyną


Narimantas and I are drinking wine

mes su Narimantu geriame vyną


Antanas has to leave

Antanas turi išeiti


Antanas and I have to leave

mes su Antanu turime išeiti


Romas is eating

Romas valgo


Romas and I are eating

mes su Romu valgome


my husband has a flat

mano vyras turi butą


my husband and I have a flat

mes su mano vyru turime butą


the policemen are talking

policininkai kalba


the policemen and I are talking

mes su policininkais kalbame


the clients understand Lithuanian

klientai supranta lietuviškai


the clients and I understand Lithuanian

mes su klientais suprantame lietuviškai



a youngster



a baby



a ticket



a doughnut



a toy



to play



Kęstutis has a ticket

Kęstutis turi bilietą


Kęstutis and I have tickets

mes su Kęstučiu turime bilietus


Valdis has a doughnut

Valdis turi spurgą


Valdis and I have doughnuts

mes su Valdžiu turime spurgas


grandfather is eating lunch

senelis valgo pietus


grandfather and I are eating lunch

mes su seneliu valgome pietus


grandfathers and I are eating lunch

mes su seneliais valgome pietus


Emanuelis lives in Kaunas

Emanualis gyvena Kaune


Emanuelis and I live in Kaunas

mes su Emanualiu gyvename Kaune


Jurgis works in Amsterdam

Jurgis dirba Amsterdame


Jurgis and I work in Amsterdam

mes su Jurgiu dirbame Amsterdame


the youngster wants a toy

vaikiūštis nori žaislo


the youngster and I want toys

mes su vaikiūkščiu norime žaislų


the youngsters and I want toys

mes su vaikiūkščiais norime žaislų


the baby is playing

kūdikis žaidžia 


the baby and I are playing

mes su kūdikiu žaidžiame


the babies and I are playing

mes su kūdikiais žaidžiame



a teenager



a town



a schoolboy



the schoolboy is reading

mokinys skaito


the schoolboy and I are reading

mes su mokiniu skaitome


the schoolboys and I are reading

mes su mokiniais skaitome


Stasys is going to Vilnius

Stasys važiuoja į Vilnių


Stasys and I are going to Vilnius

mes su Stasiu važiuojame į Vilnių


the teenager is studying

paauglys studijuoja


the teenager and I study together

mes su paaugliu studijuojame kartu


the teenagers and I study together

mes su paaugliais studijuojame kartu


the schoolboy is writing

mokinys rašo


the schoolboy and I are writing

mes su mokiniu rašome


the schoolboys and I are writing

mes su mokiniais rašome



an engineer



a conductor (of a train or bus)



a sculptor



a girlfriend



the engineer is at the airport

inžinierius yra oro uoste


the engineer and I are at the airport

mes su inžinieriumi esame oro uoste


the engineers and I are at the airport

mes su inžinieriais esame oro uoste


Giedrius has an idea

Giedrius turi sumanymą


Giedrius and I have an idea

mes su Giedriumi turime sumanymą


Andrius has a girlfriend

Andrius turi merginą


Andrius and I have girlfriends

mes su Andriumi turime merginas


Paulius is in the club

Paulius yra klube


Paulius and I are in the club

mes su Pauliumi esame klube


the conductor is on the train

konduktorius yra traukinyje


the conductor and I are on the train

mes su konduktoriumi esame traukinyje


the conductors and I are on the train

mes su konduktoriais esame traukinyje


the sculptor is working

skulptorius dirba


the sculptor and I are working

mes su skulptoriumi dirbame


the sculptors and I are working

mes su skulptoriais dirbame



a dog



the dog loves to run

šuo mėgsta bėgioti


the dog and I love to run

mes su šuniu mėgstame bėgioti


the dogs and I love to run

mes su šunimis mėgstame bėgioti 


the dog and I are sailing in the boat

mes su šuniu plaukiame valtimi


the dogs and I are sailing in the boat

mes su šunimis plaukiame valtimi


the dog and I are going to the lake

mes su šunimi einame prie ežero


the dogs and I are going to the lake

mes su šunimis einame prie ežero 


the dog is hungry

šuo yra alkanas


the dog and I are hungry

mes su šunimi esame alkani


the dogs and I are hungry

mes su šunimis esame alkani


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