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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)

Dec 17, 2007

Hey! Hey! Hey!  This is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where Raminta is the native speaker and I’m the beginner.  Today we’ll learn numbers one through ten.  On the episode after this we’ll learn some more ways of saying thank you for things and on the episode after that we’ll start working on numbers from eleven on up.  But before we get to any of that, here’s a message from Eglė in the port city of Klaipėda, Lithuania.

Hello everybody, this is Eglė from Klaipėda, you’re listening to Lithuanian Out Loud with Raminta and Jack, enjoy!

Thank you very much Eglė, that was very sweet of you to say that for the show.  Ačiū labai!  In case you weren’t aware of it, eglė is the Lithuanian word for “fir tree."

Now, here’s a lesson that Raminta and I recorded a few weeks ago.  Enjoy!

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Hello everybody!  This is Jack and I’m Raminta and you’re listening to Lithuanian Out Loud, the world’s first Lithuanian language lessons in a podcast series! 

According to the World Health Organization, of the ten nations who have the highest rate of suicide, Finland comes in at 10th place.  Number nine, Kazakhstan, eight, Ukraine, seven, Slovenia.  Coming in at sixth place is Hungary, at fifth, Estonia and at fourth place is Latvia. 
I think you see where I’m going with this. 
Now the final three nations with the highest suicide rate.  In third place is Belarus, in second is Russia and the number one nation with the highest suicide rate in the world is…Lithuania.  What’s up with that?

According to the World Health Organizaton statistics, in the year 2000, 75 men and 16 women of every thousand people kill themselves in Lithuania.  Evidently a number of health organizations are studying the problem but no solution as of yet.

Now let’s spend a few lessons talking about numbers.  Yep, you knew it was coming sooner or later!

Unfortunately, we have both masculine and feminine numbers.  Now, don’t get depressed, once you learn them you can show off to your friends.  Here we go!  Let’s do masculine numbers first.

please repeat 
out loud
prašom pakartoti

nulis   
zero

nulis   
zero

vienas 
one

vienas 
one

du       
two

du      
two

trys    
three

keep in mind this number is spelled with the letter “y" or y

ilgoji, so it has the long ‘eee’ sound, not the short “i" sound.

trys       
three

keturi    
four

keturi    
four

penki    
five

penki    
five

šeši       
six

šeši       
six

septyni  
seven

septyni  
seven

aštuoni  
eight

aštuoni  
eight

devyni    
nine

devyni    
nine

dešimt    
ten

dešimt   
ten

keep in mind, dešimt is the same in masculine or feminine numbers

now the feminine numbers, please say them out loud

nulis        
zero

nulis       
zero

viena       
one

viena      
one

dvi         
two

dvi         
two

trys         
three

trys         
three

keturios  
four

keturios  
four

penkios   
five

penkios   
five

šešios      
six

šešios      
six

septynios 
seven

septynios 
seven

aštuonios 
eight

aštuonios 
eight

devynios  
nine

devynios  
nine

dešimt      
ten

dešimt      
ten

Okay, Raminta, let’s hear you count - one to ten really fast!

Labai gerai, ačiū, labanakt – labanakt