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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)


Sep 22, 2008

Hi there, this is Jack, Raminta and I would like to welcome you back to another episode of Lithuanian Out Loud.

Today we’ll continue working on numbers combined with nouns.  This episode covers numbers that end in the number zero.  On the next episode we’ll take a break from numbers and explore the verb žiūrėti – to look at and nežiūrėti – to not look at.

Back in May of 2008, Ola Halvorsen, a listener from Oslo, Norway wrote us saying he loved to view the show notes for our episodes in iTunes.  But, after episode 42 or so, they disappeared.  Well, it took a few months to get it all done, but we tore down all the episodes that didn’t have show notes in the lyrics section, there were about 60 of them, added the show transcripts and put the mp3s back up.

So now, if you download the episodes using iTunes, you can right click on the episode, then click on “info” and you’ll see the episode’s show notes.  You can even modify them for your own needs if you like. 
Now, here’s another awesome installment of Agnė iš Vilniaus, take it away Agne!

Sveiki, aš Agnė.  Today we'll learn how to say you don't like something or you want to say, that something is disgusting. If your Lithuanian friend asks you, "what do you think about the weather?” And you don't like it for any reason, you could say, "baisus kaip gyvenimas..." - literally - as awful as life.
Let's translate the words

baisus, baisi              
terrible, awful



ką manai apie...?           
what do you think about...




Now let's say it one time slowly
baisus kaip gyvenimas  
as awful as life

Now let's see some examples:
What do you think about the weather?
Ką manai apie orą? - Baisus kaip gyvenimas

What do you think about this house?    
Ką manai apie šį namą? - Baisus kaip gyvenimas

If the object you are asking about is feminine, you will say not baisus, but baisi:

What do you think about this advertising?
Ką manai apie šią reklamą? - Baisi kaip gyvenimas

What about the dress in this old photo?       
Ką manai apie suknelę šioje senoje nuotraukoje? - Baisi kaip gyvenimas

Try this expression out on your Lithuanian friends and see, how it works. I'm Agnė and I'll see you next week when we'll do some more Lithuanian from Vilnius.  Ate!

keturiasdešimt arklių - forty horses

Hi there, I’m Raminta and I’m Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.  Today we’re in the month of September which in Lithuanian is  -  rugsėjis.

According to Wikipedia, Russia and Belarus have what are called Special Purpose Police Squads or OMON (Russian: Отряд милиции особого назначения; Otryad Militsii Osobogo Naznacheniya).  Their motto is "We know no mercy and do not ask for any."  In May 1991 the Soviet Union still hadn’t recognized Lithuania’s independence and the OMON assaulted the Krakūnai border post.  Approximately 30 Lithuanian officers were attacked and wounded including Gintaras Žagunis who was killed.  Two months later the OMON unit stationed in Riga attacked the Medininkai border crossing near the Vilnius-Minsk highway on 31 July.  Seven Lithuanian officers, Mindaugas Balavakas, Algimantas Juozakas, Juozas Janonis, Algirdas Kazlauskas, Antanas Musteikis, Stanislovas Orlavičius and Ričardas Rabavičius were shot and killed.  These men were unarmed and they were all shot in the head execution style.  Customs officer Tomas Šernas barely survived and today is disabled.

The men responsible for these cold-blooded murders are now in Russia.  The Russian government refuses to hand them over to Lithuanian authorities.

pradėkime, let’s get started

Today we’ll continue combining numbers with nouns.  In this episode we’ll focius on numbers that end in zero.  If a number ends in zero, such as ten, twenty, 140 or 1,000, we use the plural genitive.

prašom pakartoti…please repeat…

an armchair    

the armchair       


the armchairs      

a horse              

the horse           


the horses         

Now let’s combine some nouns with some numbers

10 sisters           
dešimt seserų

20 daughters       
dvidešimt dukterų

30 uncles           
trisdešimt dėdžių

40 horses           
keturiasdešimt arklių

50 televisions      
penkiasdešimt televizorių

60 days              
šešiasdešimt dienų

70 glasses           
septyniasdešimt taurių

80 countries       
aštuoniasdešimt šalių

90 tables            
devyniasdešimt stalų

100 songs          
šimtas dainų

110 women         
šimtas dešimt moterų

120 armchairs      
šimtas dvidešimt fotelių

150 museums     
šimtas penkiasdešimt muziejų

200 bowls           
du šimtai dubenių

220 people         
du šimtai dvidešimt asmenų

250 people         
du šimtai penkiasdešimt žmonių

300 hotels          
trys šimtai viešbučių

330 letters          
trys šimtai trisdešimt laiškų

350 birds             
trys šimtai penkiasdešimt paukščių

370 objects         
trys šimtai septyniasdešimt dalykų

400 bicycles        
keturi šimtai dviračių

440 trees            
keturi šimtai keturiasdešimt medžių

450 pigeons        
keturi šimtai penkiasdešimt balandžių

500 songs           
penki šimtai dainų

550 pizzas          
penki šimtai penkiasdešimt picų

560 things          
penki šimtai šešiasdešimt daiktų

600 armchairs     
šeši šimtai fotelių

650 televisions    
šeši šimtai penkiasdešimt televizorių

660 horses          
šeši šimtai šešiasdešimt arklių

700 days            
septyni šimtai dienų

750 glasses          
septyni šimtai penkiasdešimt taurių

770 countries        
septyni šimtai septyniasdešimt šalių

800 tables           
aštuoni šimtai stalų

850 songs           
aštuoni šimtai penkiasdešimt dainų

880 women         
aštuoni šimtai aštuoniasdešimt moterų

900 museums      
devyni šimtai muziejų

950 bowls           
devyni šimtai penkiasdešimt dubenų

990 people          
devyni šimtai devyniasdešimt žmonių

1,000 people       
vienas tūkstantis žmonių

1,010 hotels        
vienas tūkstantis dešimt viešbučių

1,050 letters        
vienas tūkstantis penkiasdešimt laiškų

1,150 birds          
vienas tūkstantis vienas šimtas penkiasdešimt paukščių

2,000 bicycles      
du tūkstančiai dviračių

2,760 pizzas        
du tūkstančiai septyni šimtai šešiasdešimt picų

2,340 trees          
du tūkstančiai trys šimtai keturiasdešimt medžių

3,550 pigeons      
trys tūkstančiai penki šimtai penkiasdešimt balandžių

4,000 armchairs   
keturi tūkstančiai fotelių

5,240 songs         
penki tūkstančiai du šimtai keturiasdešimt dainų

6,000 things        
šeši tūkstančiai daiktų

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Soviet OMON assaults on Lithuanian border posts
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