Mar 27, 2008
Hi there! This is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where my wife Raminta and I offer the world the Lithuanian language. Before we get started I want to announce that in the future we’re going to do a catch-up episode. In previous episodes we taught you how to say what country you’re from and we’ve described nationalities for males and females. The list of nationalities listening to the podcast has grown since then and we want you to be able to say these things in Lithuanian about your own country. If you are from a nation that we have not mentioned on the podcast yet please let us know what that nation is. Just send us an email. The list of nationalities that we have so far are, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Croatia, Ireland, Russia, Egypt, Botswana, Nigeria, Brazil, United States, Australia, Angola, Indonesia, Malaysia, Belgium and this week we welcome Sweden! Hej! On the catch-up episode we want to include the nations we’ve missed in previous episodes. So, don’t let your nationality be left out, contact us and let us know to include your country in this show.
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The Roma, also known as gypsies, are groups of nomadic people who have a rich culture in many of today’s European countries. According to the webpage, “Review on Roma in Lithuania,” the Roma had the right to move from one place to another and to have self-government with an elected chief. The Roma used to live in Gypsy encampments, keeping to their traditional way of life. The Roma mostly live around Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, and Šiauliai. Lithuania is working hard to provide food, shelter and language lessons for the Roma to allow them to become fully integrated into Lithuanian society.
Great, now let’s say a friend calls you on the your cell phone and asks, where are you? Klausau is the way Lithuanians answer the phone. It comes from the verb klausyti, to listen. Klausau literally translates as, I’m listening.
hey, baby, where are
labas, mylimoji, kur esi?
I’m in the restaurant, where are
aš restorane, kur tu esi?
I’m in the car, I’m going to the restaurant
aš automobilyje, aš važiuoju į restoraną
here we’ll say a location in vardininkas and we’ll give you an opportunity to tell your friend on the phone where you are and to say it in vietininkas, the locative case. For example, we’ll say, restaurant or restoranas, and you reply, I’m in the restaurant or aš restorane. Here we go…
On an upcoming episode we’ll learn a new verb - eiti
Kur tu eini? Where are you going?
Šaunu! Great! You made it to the end of another episode! Šaunu!
The Roma in Lithuania
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