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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.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzgavenes

 

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…

 

we

mes

 

with

su

 

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.

 

(-as)

to leave

išėiti

 

a policeman

policininkas

 

a client

klientas

 

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

 

(–is)

a youngster

vaikiūštis

 

a baby

kūdikis

 

a ticket

bilietas

 

a doughnut

spurga

 

a toy

žaislas

 

to play

žaisti

 

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

 

(–ys)

a teenager

paauglys

 

a town

miestelis

 

a schoolboy

mokinys

 

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

 

(–us)

an engineer

inžinierius

 

a conductor (of a train or bus)

konduktorius

 

a sculptor

skulptorius

 

a girlfriend

mergina

 

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

 

(–uo)

a dog

šuo

 

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!