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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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Oct 19, 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.  Today we’re in the month of October which in Lithuanian is spalis.

According to Radio Vilnius: News & Current Affairs, sales of bicycles are up in Lithuania.  There are government efforts towards creating bicycle lanes in cities.  However, bicycles are not so ingrained in the culture so as to make bike riding safe.  Cars still rule the roads.  The European Union gave Lithuania funds for creating a bicycle safe infrastructure but the program was stopped and 10 million litas will be returned.  Vilnius city officials say they’ll implement the program eventually in their own time but there are no plans to put this into motion.

Today we’ll go over the Lithuanian verb daryti – to do, to make, to open, to close.  Here are daryti and nedaryti conjugated in the present tense.

to do                  

I do                    
aš darau

you do (tu)          
tu darai

he does               
jis daro

she does              
ji daro

we do                 
mes darome

you do (jūs)        
jūs darote

you all do            
jūs darote

they do (jie)        
jie daro

they do (jos)       
jos daro

to not do              

I do not               
aš nedarau

you do not (tu)     
tu nedarai

he does not          
jis nedaro

she does not        
ji nedaro

we do not            
mes nedarome

you do not (jūs)   
jūs nedarote

you all do not       
jūs nedarote

they do not (jie)   
jie nedaro

they do not (jos)  
jos nedaro

namų darbai

namų ruošos darbai


I have to do homework                   
aš turiu daryti namų darbus

I have to do housework                
aš turiu daryti namų ruošos darbus 

she can do that                              
ji gali tai daryti

I do not have to do the homework
aš neturiu daryti namų darbų

I don’t have to do the housework  
aš neturiu daryti namų ruošos darbų

she cannot do that                        
ji negali to daryti

I do that in the mornings              
aš tai darau rytais

I do that in the afternoons            
aš tai darau dienomis

I do that in the evenings                
aš tai darau vakarais

I don’t do that in the mornings    
aš to nedarau rytais

I don’t do that in the afternoons  
aš to nedarau dienomis

I don’t do that in the evenings      
aš to nedarau vakarais


what are you doing tonight?          
ką tu darai šiandien vakare?

what are you doing in the morning? 
ką tu darai ryte?

what are you doing the day after tomorrow?                                     
ką tu darai poryt?

why do you not do anything?        
kodėl tu nieko nedarai? nežinau

you can do it, but you don’t do it
tu gali tai padaryti, bet tu to nedarai

you don’t do any miracles              
tu nedarai jokių stebuklų


what is he doing?                        
ką jis daro?

I don’t know what he’s doing        
nežinau ką jis daro

what is Jonas doing here?              
ką Jonas čia daro?

what is Marius doing and how?      
ką Marius daro ir kaip jis daro?

he doesn’t do any mistakes          
jis nedaro jokių klaidų

he doesn’t do anything                
jis nedaro nieko

he doesn’t do a lot                        
jis nedaro daug


she makes me happy                    
ji daro mane laimingą

she does that well                          
ji tai daro gerai

Raminta does everything              
Raminta daro viską

she doesn’t make you happy        
ji nedaro tavęs laimingo

she doesn’t do that well                
ji nedaro tai gerai

Raminta doesn’t do everything      
Raminta nedaro visko


don’t tell what we’re doing!          
nesakykite ką mes darome!

we all make mistakes                    
visi mes darome klaidas

we’re doing well                            
mes darome gerai

we’re not doing anything              
mes nedarome nieko

we’re not making mistakes            
mes nedarome klaidų

we’re not doing that                      
mes to nedarome


what do you do on vacation?        
ką jūs darote per atostogas?

what do you do at work?                
ką jūs darote darbe?

what do you do on the weekends?
ką jūs darote savaitgaliais?

you don’t do your job well  
nedarote savo darbo gerai

you’re not doing what you need to
nedarote to ką turite daryti

you’re not making mistakes          
nedarot klaidų


what are you all doing?                  
ką jūs darote?

how do you all do (it)?                    
kaip jūs darote?

how do you all make pizza?          
kaip jūs darote picą?

why don’t you do that?                  
kodėl jūs to nedarote?

of course, you never do that        
žinoma, jūs to niekada nedarote

you don’t do anything bad            
jūs nedarote nieko blogo


what are they doing?                    
ką jie daro?

why are they doing that?              
kodėl jie tai daro?

I don’t know what they are doing  
nežinau ką jie daro

what aren’t they doing?                
ko jie nedaro?

why don’t they do that?                
kodėl jie to nedaro?

they don’t do that well                  
jie nedaro tai gerai


what are they doing?                    
ką jos daro?

why are they doing that?              
kodėl jos tai daro?

I don’t know what they are doing  
nežinau ką jos daro

what aren’t they doing?                
ko jos nedaro?

why don’t they do that?                  
kodėl jos to nedaro?

they don’t do that well                  
jos nedaro tai gerai


do it! (tu)                                      

let’s do it!                                      

do it! (jūs)                                      

don’t do it! (tu)                              

let’s not do it!                                

don’t do it! (jūs)                            

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