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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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Jun 30, 2008

Hi there, I’m Raminta and I’m Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud.

One fascinating location in Vilnius, Lithuania is the Green Bridge or Žaliasis tiltas not far from Pilies gatvė in the old town or senamiestis.  There are four old Soviet statues on the bridge, two on the north end, two on the south end.  Each statue has a unique theme, peace, youth, agriculture and industry.  It’s a great place for a photo.

pradėkime, let’s get started

Today we do unusual plural nouns.  Remember masculine nouns have to be matched to masculine numbers and feminine nouns have to be matched to feminine numbers.

sūnus is the Lithuanian word for son and it’s a masculine noun

a son              
sūnus

one son           
vienas sūnus

two sons         
du sūnūs

three sons       
trys sūnūs

five sons         
penki sūnūs

eight sons        
aštuoni sūnūs

žmogus is the Lithuanian word for person and it’s a masculine noun

a person          
žmogus

one person       
vienas žmogus

two people      
du žmonės

three people     
trys žmonės

six people       
šeši žmonės

nine people     
devyni žmonės

The word for uncle is unusual – dėdė.  This word looks feminine because it has a feminine ending but it’s masculine.

an uncle         
dėdė

one uncle       
vienas dėdė

two uncles      
du dėdės

six uncles       
šeši dėdės

four uncles     
keturi dėdės

three uncles     
trys dėdės

stotis is the word for station, as in bus station or train station.  This noun is unusual because it ends in the letter –s which makes it look masculine but it’s feminine.

the station       
stotis

one station      
viena stotis

two stations     
dvi stotys

three stations    
trys stotys

nine stations    
devynios stotys

four stations     
keturios stotys

moteris is the Lithuanian word for woman, it‘s unusual because it ends in the letter –s and it‘s feminine

the woman     
moteris

one woman    
viena moteris

two women    
dvi moterys

five women    
penkios moterys

six women      
šešios moterys

four women    
keturios moterys

duktė is the word for daughter

a daughter         
duktė

one daughter    
viena duktė

two daughters   
dvi dukterys

three daughters  
trys dukterys

six daughters     
šešios dukterys

four daughters  
keturios dukterys

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Thanks to Eglė Ribalkaitė from Klaipėda, Lithuania for reviewing this episode for errors.

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