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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)


Sep 11, 2007

In Lithuania make sure you don't point with your index finger, it's considered by some to be rude.  If you really need to point at something just put all your fingers together and motion gently with your hand towards what you want someone to see. 

Labas, aš Douglas (Dennis).                      
Hi, I'm Douglas (Dennis).

Labas, aš Raminta, malonu.                       
Hi, I'm Raminta, my pleasure.

Taip pat malonu, kaip gyveni?                  
My pleasure too, how are you?  (tu)

Labai gerai, ačiū, o tu?                             
Very good, thanks, and you?

Aš taip pat labai gerai, ačiū.                       
I'm also very good, thanks.

labai = very

o = and ("o" generally indicates a change in subject or the introduction of a new idea into a conversation)

labai malonu                                            
very nice to meet you.

Aš Dennis, laba diena.                               
I'm Dennis, good day ("hello").

Aš Raminta, labai malonu.                        
I'm Raminta, very nice to meet you.

Taip pat labai malonu, kaip jūs gyvenate?  
It's also nice to meet you, how are you?

Labai gerai, ačiū, o kaip jūs?                      
Very good, thanks, and how are you?

Aš taip pat labai gerai, ačiū.                       
I'm also very good, thank you.

Thanks to:, ditto ditto, and Vieux Farka Touré for allowing us to use the music for this podcast.

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