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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 20, 2012

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 website "Musical Instruments," the kanklės is an ancient, traditional stringed musical instrument of Lithuania.  The kanklės was carved from a single piece of wood and it was played during sacrifices to the gods or as protection from evil or to keep death away.  The best kanklės were made from old growth forests and the best time to cut wood for a new instrument was between a person's death and burial.

 

Lithuanian kanklės

http://ausis.gf.vu.lt/eka/instrum/chordoph.html

 

Here is the second half of some more practice with the instrumental case.

 

Now that you’ve learned how to say, “mes su” we’re going to show you another option.  You can also say, I with the dog, aš su šuniu, but then you have to conjugate the verb to the first person.  Let’s use the verb to sleep, miegoti.

 

I sleep

aš miegu

 

the dog and I sleep in the bed

mes su šuniu miegame lovoje

 

the dog and I sleep in the bed

aš su šuniu miegu lovoje

 

the dogs and I sleep in the bed

mes su šunimis miegame lovoje

 

the dogs and I sleep in the bed

aš su šunimis miegu lovoje

 

So, you see you can say, for example, mes su Raminta miegame, Raminta and I sleep.  If you use this form – mes – then you have to conjugate the verb miegoti for mes.  If you want to say, aš, then you have to conjugate the verb miegoti for aš.  

 

Aš su Raminta miegu - Raminta and I sleep.

 

(–a)

 

to keep in touch

bendrauti

 

a disco, as in a nightclub

diskoteka

 

a saleswoman

pardavėja

 

a waitress

padavėja

 

a young woman

mergina

 

the wife and I met in a disco

mes su žmona susitikome diskotekoje

 

I return in April

grįžtu balandžio mėnesį

 

Ana and I return in April

mes su Ana grįžtame balandžio mėnesį

 

Rūta and I keep in touch with the Internet

mes su Rūta bendraujame internetu

 

Rūta and I keep in touch

aš su Rūta bendrauju

 

I don’t want to work today

nenoriu šiandien dirbti 

 

Viktorija and I don’t want to work today

mes su Viktorija nenorime šiandien dirbti 

 

the young woman speaks Italian

mergina kalba itališkai

 

the young woman and I speak Italian

mes su mergina kalbame itališkai

 

the young woman and I speak Italian

aš su mergina kalbu itališkai

 

the young women and I speak Italian

mes su merginomis kalbame itališkai

 

the saleswoman is chatting with him

pardavėja su juo šnekučiuojasi

 

the saleswoman and I are chatting

aš su pardavėja šnekučiuojuosi

 

the saleswoman and I are chatting

mes su pardavėja šnekučiuojamės

 

the saleswomen and I are chatting

mes su pardavėjomis šnekučiuojamės

 

the waitress is cleaning the table

padavėja valo stalą

 

the waitress and I are cleaning the tables

mes su padavėja valome stalus

 

the waitress and I are cleaning the tables

aš su padavėja valau stalus

 

the waitresses and I are cleaning the tables

mes su padavėjomis valome stalus

 

(-ė)

 

the moon

mėnulis

 

a television

televizorius

 

a star

žvaigždė

 

stars

žvaigždės

 

a female student

studentė

 

a female teenager

paauglė

 

a female friend

draugė

 

I am looking at the moon

žiuriu į mėnulį

 

Kamilė and I are looking at the moon

mes su Kamile žiurime į mėnulį

 

Kamilė and I are looking at the moon

aš su Kamile žiuriu į mėnulį

 

I am watching television

žiuriu televizorių

 

Rožė and I are watching television

mes su Rože žiūrime televizorių

 

Rožė and I are watching television

aš su Rože žiūriu televizorių

 

I am looking at the stars

žiūriu į žvaigždes

 

Svajonė and I are looking at the stars

mes su Svajone žiurime į žvaigždes

 

Svajonė and I are looking at the stars

aš su Svajone žiuriu į žvaigždes

 

my friend has a husband

mano draugė turi vyrą

 

my friend and I have husbands

mes su drauge turime vyrus

 

my friend and I have husbands

aš su drauge turiu vyrus

 

my friends and I have husbands

mes su draugėmis turime vyrus

 

the baby is sleeping

kūdikis miega

 

the baby and I are sleeping

mes su kūdikiu miegame

 

the babies and I are sleeping

mes su kūdikiais miegame

 

the student cannot sleep

studentė negali miegoti

 

the student and I cannot sleep

mes su studente negalime miegoti

 

the student and I cannot sleep

aš su studente negaliu miegoti

 

the students and I cannot sleep

mes su studentėmis negalime miegoti

 

sister is having coffee

sesuo geria kavą

 

sister and I are having coffee

mes su seseria geriame kavą

 

sister and I are having coffee

aš su seseria geriu kavą

 

the sisters and I are having coffee

mes su seserimis geriame kavą

 

sister is working in Kaunas

sesuo dirba Kaune

 

sister and I are working in Kaunas

mes su seseria dirbame Kaune

mes su seseria dirbam Kaune

 

sister and I are working in Kaunas

aš su seseria dirbu Kaune

 

the sisters and I are working in Kaunas

mes su seserimis dirbam Kaune

 

I work with the authors

dirbu su autoriais

 

sister and I work with the authors

mes su seseria dirbam su autoriais

 

the sisters and I work with the authors

mes su seserimis dirbam su autoriais

 

she lives at home

ji gyvena namuose

 

she lives at home with her sister

ji gyvena namuose su seseria

 

she lives at home with her sisters

ji gyvena namuose su seserimis

 

daughter is eating

duktė valgo

 

daughter and I are eating

aš su dukteria valgau

 

daughters and I are eating

mes su dukterimis valgome

 

daughter and I are singing

mes su dukteria dainuojam

 

daughter and I are singing

aš su dukteria dainuoju

 

daughters and I are singing

mes su dukterimis dainuojame

 

daughter and I are eating

mes su dukterimi valgom

 

daughter and I are eating

aš su dukterimi valgau

 

daughters and I are eating

mes su dukterimis valgom

 

daughter and I are singing

mes su dukterimi dainuojame

 

daughters and I are singing

mes su dukterimis dainuojame

 

daughters and I work in Vilnius

mes su dukterimis dirbame Vilniuje

 

the daughters and I like to play

mes su dukterimis mėgstame žaisti

 

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

 

Užgavėnės

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