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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)

Feb 27, 2008

Do you have time for this short lesson now, on žinoma?  Sure!  Žinoma!

Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Raminta and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.  We’re not teachers, but we do the best we can.  Don’t we dear?  We do.  We do…

Dangus is the Lithuanian word for the sky or heaven.  Dievas is the word for a god.  According to the article, “Lithuanian Mythology” written by Gintaras Beresnevičius of the Lithuanian Institute of Culture and Arts, the Lithuanian God of the sky was Dangaus Dievas.

Long ago Dangaus Dievas gave Perkūnas his powers of thunder and lightning and afterwards Dangaus Dievas fades into the background and becomes an inactive deity.  Perkūnas is pictured as a middle-aged man.  He has a large axe and arrows.  Perkūnas rides on a two-wheeled chariot pulled by a team of goats, similar to the Norwegian God Thor.

Very nice, nicely done, very good!  Well done!

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In lesson 0046 we learned, galima and negalima, one can or one cannot.  Another word that can be extremely useful is the word for, of course! Žinoma!

prašom pakartoti
please repeat…

of course!                            
žinoma!

of course!                            
žinoma!

of course not!                       
žinoma ne!

of course not!                      
žinoma ne!

can I pet your dog?

of course!                            
žinoma!

can I be honest with you?

of course!                             
žinoma!

can I have another hug, please?

of course!                            
žinoma!

do you get mail delivery on Sunday?

of course not!                      
žinoma ne!

can I borrow your car?

of course not!                      
žinoma ne!

can I keep an elephant in my house?

žinoma ne! of course not!

can I?                                  
galima?

of course!                            
žinoma!

can I?                                  
galima?

of course not!                       
žinoma ne!

really?                                  
tikrai?

really!                                   
tikrai!

Sveikinu!  Congratulations for making it through another episode!  Sveikinu!

Alright, that’s it for today, we’d like to thank you very much for listening, we appreciate it.

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I’m Jack and I’ve never met a Lithuanian I didn’t like.  Viso gero!  Sudie!

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LITHUANIAN MYTHOLOGY
GINTARAS BERESNEVIČIUS
Lithuanian Institute of Culture and Arts
http://www.crvp.org/book/Series04/IVA-17/chapter_iv.htm