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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. Ft: Pocket (Richard Jankovich)


Aug 26, 2008

Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Raminta and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.

According to the Wikipedia page, List of Lithuanian Gods; Teliavelis was a powerful smith who made the sun and threw it into the sky. This myth survived in folk tales up to the beginning of 20th century.

In the last few episodes we learned how to use the accusative plural and genitive plural in conjunction with a transitive verb – valgyti – to eat.  But, we only did masculine nouns.

Today we’ll use some feminine nouns.  Feminine nouns are declined in the plural accusative like this:

words that end in –a change to –as
words that end in –ė change to –es

now let’s go over some examples…

a carrot          


I am eating a carrot          
aš valgau morką

I eat the carrots                
aš valgau morkas

I am not eating a carrot      
aš nevalgau morkos

I am not eating the carrots  
aš nevalgau morkų

a sausage                                  


you are eating a sausage (tu)        
tu valgai dešrą

you eat the sausages                  
valgai dešras

you are not eating a sausage       
nevalgai dešros

you do not eat the sausages        
nevalgai dešrų

a pizza                                      


they are eating a pizza                
jie valgo picą

they eat the pizzas                      
jie valgo picas

they are not eating a pizza          
jie nevalgo picos

they are not eating the pizzas       
jie nevalgo picų

a potato                                     


he is eating a potato                    
jis valgo bulvę

he is eating the potatoes              
jis valgo bulves

he is not eating a potato              
jis nevalgo bulvės

he is not eating the potatoes        
jis nevalgo bulvių

a vegetable                                


she is eating a vegetable              
ji valgo daržovę

she eats vegetables                    
ji valgo daržoves

she is not eating a vegetable        
ji nevalgo daržovės

she is not eating the vegetables    
ji nevalgo daržovių

(now a conversation on whether or not people should eat squirrels - voverės)

keep in mind when you say aš valgau, you’re saying I eat or I am eating, jis valgo, he eats or he is eating, mes valgome, we eat or we are eating.

Also, if this all seems difficult, don’t worry, we plan to do hundreds or even thousands of examples using many, many verbs to make this easier for you.

Puiku!  Excellent!  You made it to the end of another episode!  Puiku!

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