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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!

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Dec 31, 2007

Hi there, I’m Jack, welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where I’m just learning the language but my wife, well, she’s 100% natural Lithuanian.  Thanks so much to those of you who answered our request for reviews on iTunes.  If you haven’t given us a review on iTunes and if you have a few extra minutes please consider writing one for us.  We’d love to get some more.  Today we’ll learn numbers greater than ten but first, here’s my brilliant wife Raminta via Skype, what do you have for us honey?

Today we’ll take another page out of Wikipedia.  In episode 0029 we introduced you to Perkūnas, the Lithuanian god of thunder and the sky.  Perkūnas has a daughter named Aušrinė.  In English we call the planet Venus the Morning Star or the Evening Star depending on the time of day.  So, the Morning Star isn’t actually a star, it’s a planet.

Aušrinė is the goddess Morning Star.  Her father is Perkūnas and her mother is Saulė, the Sun Goddess.  Aušrinė is the female goddess of beauty, youth and health.  Aušrinė shows the sky-way for her mother Saulė, the sun.  Aušrinė has many sisters.  One is Vakarinė who makes her mother’s bed in the evening.  Her mother is, of course, Saulė, the sun.  Such a loving family, don’t you think?  But, sometimes they do have problems.  One time long ago Saulė was married to Mėnulis, the masculine hero, the Moon.  They divorced and Mėnulis fell madly in love with Aušrinė, the Morning Star Goddess.

Mėnulis kidnapped Aušrinė and wanted to marry her but Perkūnas, Aušrinė’s father stopped the wedding by hitting an oak tree, splattering Aušrinė’s white clothes with the oak tree’s blood.  Perkūnas punished Mėnulis by slicing him with his sword.  So much for the wedding.

Thank you dear, that was great.
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As I said today we’ll work on numbers larger than ten.  First, let’s quickly review one through ten…

vienas
du
trys
keturi
penki
šeši
septyni
aštuoni
devyni
dešimt

great, now here’s eleven through twenty,

prašom pakartoti
please repeat

vienuolika    
eleven

vienuolika    
eleven

dvylika        
twelve

dvylika        
twelve

trylika          
thirteen

trylika          
thirteen

keturiolika     
fourteen

keturiolika    
fourteen

penkiolika     
fifteen

penkiolika     
fifteen

šešiolika       
sixteen

šešiolika       
sixteen

septyniolika  
seventeen

septyniolika  
seventeen

aštuoniolika  
eighteen

aštuoniolika   
eighteen

devyniolika    
nineteen

devyniolika   
nineteen

dvidešimt      
twenty

dvidešimt      
twenty

now, the numbers twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, etcetera, are easy.  Raminta will say the number in Lithuanian, then I’ll say the number in English,

prašom pakartoti

okay, so I am counting…

dvidešimt           
twenty

trisdešimt           
thirty

keturiasdešimt     
forty

penkiasdešimt     
fifty

šešiasdešimt        
sixty

septyniasdešimt  
seventy

aštuoniasdešimt  
eighty

devyniasdešimt   
ninety

šimtas                
one hundred

once more, repeat after Raminta…

dvidešimt
trisdešimt
keturiasdešimt
penkiasdešimt
šešiasdešimt
septyniasdešimt
aštuoniasdešimt
devyniasdešimt
šimtas

the numbers between the tens are created easily as well.  These numbers are made up of two words.  We won’t repeat every number from one to one hundred but there are enough here for you to understand the system.  Here, I’ll say the number in English and you try to say it in Lithuanian before Raminta.  Good luck! 

21   
dvidešimt vienas

22   
dvidešimt du

23   
dvidešimt trys

34   
trisdešimt keturi

35   
trisdešimt penki

36   
trisdešimt šeši

47   
keturiasdešimt septyni

48    
keturiasdešimt aštuoni

49   
keturiasdešimt devyni

51   
penkiasdešimt vienas

52    
penkiasdešimt du

53    
penkiasdešimt trys

64   
šešiasdešimt keturi

65   
šešiasdešimt penki

66   
šešiasdešimt šeši

77   
septyniasdešimt septyni

78    
septyniasdešimt aštuoni

79   
septyniasdešimt devyni

81   
aštuoniasdešimt vienas

82   
aštuoniasdešimt du

83    
aštuoniasdešimt trys

94    
devyniasdešimt keturi

95    
devyniasdešimt penki

101  
šimtas vienas

102  
šimtas du

103  
šimtas trys

starting with the next lesson we’ll take a break from numbers for a few episodes to work on some other concepts.  When we come back to numbers we’ll learn how to say two restrooms, three brothers, five people, etcetera.  Next week’s lesson will be an intermediate level lesson and we think you’ll have fun with it.