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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)

Sep 24, 2007

Hey!  It's our first ever intermediate lesson!  What's the name of the largest city on Lithuania's west coast?  Do you pronounce it right?  Raminta's in stitches interviewing Jonas about cars.  Jonas likes the color red as much as he likes Soviet people.  Hmmm, does that mean he likes or dislikes red? 

Raminta:
Labas, pas tave...............ai, žodžiu neišeina.  :)

Raminta:
Labas, planuoju pirkti automobilį, norėjau pasiteirauti ką pasiūlytum?
Hi, I’m planning to buy an automobile, I wanted to inquire, what do you advise?

planuoti                                                        
to plan

pirkti                                                            
to buy

norėti                                                           
to want

pasiteirauti                                                    
to inquire, to ask

pasiūlyti                                                        
to advise

Jonas:
Nu tai mašinų daug yra, daug yra visokių kaip sakant, visokių rūšių, o kokios tu norėtum?
Well, there are a lot of cars, there are many types, like so to say, various grades, so what would you like?

nu – well... what... (a used to fill time while forming a thought)

visoks                                                          
sorts, types

kaip sakant… taip sakant…                            
“so to say..."

pirma rūšis, pirmos rūšies                               
first rate

Raminta:
Norėčiau sportinio automobilio.
I would like a sports car.

Jonas:
Nu sportiniai, aišku, geros mašinos, bet ką aš apie jas galvoju, nu mano amžiui tai jos perkietos yra, bet jaunimui važinėti gal ir yra smagu.  O kokios markės tu norėtum pirkt?
Oh well sport cars, clearly, good cars, but what I think about them, well for my age they are too hard, but for youngsters to ride, maybe it’s cool.  So which brands would you like to buy?

aišku                                                     
clearly

galvoti                                                   
to think of, to think about

kietas                                                     
hard

jaunimas                                                
youth, young people

važinėti                                                  
to drive around, to ride about

smagus                                                   
pleasant, pleasing

Raminta:
Porsche automobilio, Porsche Carrera.
A Porsche automobile, Porsche Carrera.

Jonas:
Porsche labai brangios yra.
Porsche is very expensive.

brangus                                                       
dear, expensive, costly

Raminta:
Brangios, o kokios sportinės mašinos yra pigios?
Expensive, so what sport cars are cheap?

pigus                                                            
cheap, low-priced

Jonas:
Nu yra, gal amerikietiškos yra, o pontiakai mačiau yra, yra mazdos, yra tojotos, jos neamerikietiškos, jos japoniškos yra, bet gal jų kokybė kiek geresnė.
Oh well, maybe American (cars) are, Pontiacs I saw are, Mazdas are, Toyotas are, they are not American, they are Japanese, but maybe their quality is better.

matyti                                                          
to see

kokybė                                                        
quality

geresnis                                                       
better

Raminta:

Nežinau, ir dar galvoju apie spalvą, man patinka balta ir smėlio spalva, bet nežinau.  Kokios spalvos tau patinka?
I don't know, and I’m also thinking about color, I like white and sand color, but I don't know.  What colors do you like?

nežinoti                                                      
to not know

spalva                                                        
color

patikti                                                         
to be pleased, to like

baltas                                                         
white

smėlis, smėlys                                             
sand

Jonas:
Man tai kaip tarybiniam žmogui patinka raudona spalva.
As much as a soviet person I like the color red.

tarybinis                                                      
soviet

raudonas                                                     
red

raudona spalva                                            
red color

žmogus                                                       
person

Raminta:
Raudona spalva, oi, o man raudona nepatinka, nes visą vaikystę turėjau raudonus automobilius.
Red color, oh, I don't like red color, because my entire childhood I had red automobiles.

nepatikti                                                   
to not be pleased, to not like

vaikystė                                                    
childhood

Jonas:
Nu tai reikia pirkt kokia patinka.
So then you need to buy what you like.

Raminta:
Gerai, ačiū už konsultaciją.
Okay, thanks for the consultation.

konsultacija                                              
consultation

Jonas:
Nėra už ką.                                         
It's nothing.

Notes - phone conversation between Raminta and Jack

Planuoju pirkti namą                            
I’m planning to buy a house

Aš planuoju pirkti butą                         
I’m planning to buy a flat

Aš planuoju važiuoti į Dominikos Respubliką    
I’m planning to travel to the Dominican Republic

Planuoju vakarėlį                                
I’m planning an evening party

Planuoju eiti į mokyklą                        
I’m planning to go to school

Planuoju važiuoti į Maskvą                  
I’m planning to go to Moscow

Aš planuoju studijuoti Lietuvoje           
I’m planning to study in Lithuania

Aš planuoju dirbti Kaune                     
I’m planning to work in Kaunas

Aš planuoju gyventi Klaipėdoje           
I’m planning to live in Klaipėda

Man patinka balta...                           
I like white...

Man patinka žalia ir geltona spalva      
I like green and yellow color

Man patinka mėlyna ir ruda spalva      
I like blue and brown color

Ačiū už pagalbą                                 
Thanks for the help

Ačiū už viską                                      
Thanks for everything

To see Raminta's book, go here:

http://www.versus.lt/Pub/default.aspx?Page=BookDetails&ID=364

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