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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. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/pocketproductions/8916 Ft: Pocket (Richard Jankovich)

Dec 17, 2008

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

Prašom...

According to the Wikipedia page entitled, Russians in Lithuania, most of the present-day Russians in Lithuania are migrants from the Soviet era and their descendants.

In Lithuania, Russian emmigration was resisted.  In Latvia and Estonia, less was done to stop it. By 1989 Russians made up 30% of the population in Estonia, while in Latvia, ethnic Latvians made up just 52% of the population. In contrast, in the last Soviet census in 1989, only 9 percent of Lithuania's population were ethnic Russians.

Russians who reside in Lithuania live mainly in urban areas. In Vilnius they make up 13% of the population, and 20% in Klaipėda. Kaunas has just 4% ethnic Russians. The town of Visaginas was built for workers at the Ignalina nuclear power plant and therefore has an ethnic Russian majority of 55%.

Alright, here is the first in a series of conversations Raminta recorded at a barbecue party.  In the background of these recordings you can hear music from the party, insects, frogs, dogs and passing cars.  These conversations are relaxed, spontaneous and unscripted.  First, you’ll hear the conversation between Raminta and Ingrida and then we’ll break it down using some examples. Then at the end we’ll play the conversation again.  Enjoy!  Enjoy!
Viskas….Labas vakaras, Ingrida!

Labas vakaras, Raminta!

Pirmų pirmiausia paklausiu klausimą ar sutinkate būti įrašyta ir ar informacija gali būti panaudota internete?

Gali

…projekte “Lithuanian Out Loud”

Prašau

Ačiū, tai va, Ingrida, kaip manai, kas gyvenime yra laimingesni – vyrai ar moterys?

Aš galvoju, kad laimingesnės vis tik moterys yra gyvenime.

Moterys? Kodėl taip manot?

Todėl, kad jos gali pasiekti daugiau negu vyrai kartais, jos yra išradingesnės, subtilesnės, jautresnės, įdomesnės daugumoje, aišku yra ir vyrų įdomių, na ir daug daugiau tų privalumų yra ištikrųjų, tik reikia būti moteriai protingai, protas nugali viską.

Šaunu, ištikrųjų šaunu

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Raminta:
Viskas….Labas vakaras, Ingrida!
That’s it…Good evening, Ingrida!

Ingrida:
Labas vakaras, Raminta!
Good evening, Raminta

Raminta:
Pirmų pirmiausia paklausiu klausimą ar sutinkate būti įrašyta ir ar informacija gali būti panaudota internete?
First of all I will ask a question do you agree to be recorded and can the information be used on the internet?

Ingrida:
Gali
It can

Raminta:
…projekte “Lithuanian Out Loud”
…in the project “Lithuanian Out Loud”

Ingrida:
Prašau
“Go right ahead”

Raminta:
Ačiū, tai va, Ingrida, kaip manai, kas gyvenime yra laimingesni – vyrai ar moterys?
Thanks, so, Ingrida, what do you think, who in life is happier - men or women?

Ingrida:
Aš galvoju, kad laimingesnės vis tik moterys yra gyvenime.
I think that happier, nevertheless, women are in life.

Raminta:
Moterys? Kodėl taip manot?
Women? Why do you think so?

Ingrida:
Todėl, kad jos gali pasiekti daugiau negu vyrai kartais, jos yra išradingesnės, subtilesnės, jautresnės, įdomesnės daugumoje, aišku yra ir vyrų įdomių, na ir daug daugiau tų privalumų yra ištikrųjų, tik reikia būti moteriai protingai, protas nugali viską.
Because they can achieve more than men sometimes, they are more inventive, more subtle, more sensitive, more interesting in the majority, clearly there are interesting men, and there are many more qualities to tell the truth, only it’s necessary for women to be clever, intelligence conquers all.

Raminta:
Šaunu, ištikrųjų šaunu
Great, really great

vocabulary                                            
žodynas

all or everything                                   
viskas

first                                                       
pirmas

first of all…                                            
pirmiausia…

to ask                                                    
paklausti

I will ask…                                             
paklausiu…

a question                                              
klausimas

or                                                          
ar, arba

to meet or to agree                              
sutikti

to be                                                      
būti

to record                                                
įrašyti

information                                            
informacija

to be able (can)                                      
galėti

can be                                                   
gali būti

to make use of                                       
panaudoti

the internet                                             
internetas

on or in the internet                              
internete

project                                                   
projektas

in the project                                         
projekte

so, …where are you from?                    
tai va…iš kur jūs esate?

sooo, …let’s get started!                        
tai va…pradėkim!

so, …how are you?                                
tai va…kaip sekas?

to think                                                 
manyti

life                                                        
gyvenimas

in life                                                    
gyvenime

a man                                                    
vyras

men                                                      
vyrai

a woman                                             
moteris

women                                                  
moterys

happy (masculine singular)                    
laimingas

happy (masculine plural)                        
laimingi

happy (feminine singular)                      
laiminga

happy (feminine plural)                        
laimingos

happier (masculine singular)                  
laimingesnis

happier (masculine plural)                    
laimingesni

happier (feminine singular)                    
laimingesnė

happier (feminine plural)                      
laimingesnės

a happy man                                          
laimingas vyras

a happier man                                      
laimingesnis vyras

happy men                                            
laimingi vyrai

happier men                                          
laimingesni vyrai

a happy woman                                    
laiminga moteris

a happier woman                                  
laimingesnė moteris

happy women                                         
laimingos moterys

happier women                                       
laimingesnės moterys

to think                                                 
galvoti

I think                                                   
galvoju

always, still                                             
vis

only                                                       
tik

why do you think so?                            
kodėl taip manot?

why                                                      
kodėl

therefore, so, that is why                      
todėl

that                                                       
kad

they (women)                                        
jos

to reach, to attain, to achieve              
pasiekti

more                                                     
daugiau

than                                                      
negu

sometimes                                             
kartais

inventive                                               
išradingas

more inventive (feminine plural)            
išradingesnės

subtle                                                    
subtilus

more subtle (feminine plural)                
subtilesnės

sensitive, delicate, tactful                      
jautrus

more sensitive (feminine plural)            
jautresnės

interesting                                              
įdomus

more interesting                                    
įdomesnės

majority                                                
dauguma

in the majority                                       
daugumoje

clear                                                     
aiškus

clearly                                                   
aišku

clearly there are interesting men          
aišku yra vyrų įdomių

clearly there are interesting men          
aišku yra ir vyrų įdomių

note that here “ir” is used for emphasis

now…well…                                           
na…

so, why?                                                
na, kodėl?

well, I think that he is happy                
na, aš manau, kad jis yra laimingas

oh, I don’t know                                    
na, aš nežinau

many                                                     
daug

more                                                     
daugiau

that, this                                                 
tas

necessary, indespensable                      
privalus

quality, merit                                         
privalumas

that quality or merit                              
tas privalumas

many qualities or merits                        
daug privalumų (plural genitive)

to tell the truth, really…                        
ištikrujų…

to need, to require                                
reikėti

it is necessary                                        
reikia

mind, intelligence, wit, intellect            
protas

clever, sensible                                    
protingas

an intelligent male cat, clever cat          
protingas katinas

a clever female cat                                
protinga katė

to overcome, to conquer, to defeat      
nugalėti

intelligence conquers all                        
protas nugali viską

intelligence conquers everything          
protas nugali viską

beauty conquers all                              
grožis nugali viską

truth conquers all                                  
tiesa nugali viską

Viskas….Labas vakaras, Ingrida!

Labas vakaras, Raminta!

Pirmų pirmiausia paklausiu klausimą ar sutinkate būti įrašyta ir ar informacija gali būti panaudota internete?

Gali

…projekte “Lithuanian Out Loud”

Prašau

Ačiū, tai va, Ingrida, kaip manai, kas gyvenime yra laimingesni – vyrai ar moterys?

Aš galvoju, kad laimingesnės vis tik moterys yra gyvenime.

Moterys? Kodėl taip manot?

Todėl, kad jos gali pasiekti daugiau negu vyrai kartais, jos yra išradingesnės, subtilesnės, jautresnės, įdomesnės daugumoje, aišku yra ir vyrų įdomių, na ir daug daugiau tų privalumų yra ištikrųjų, tik reikia būti moteriai protingai, protas nugali viską.

Šaunu, ištikrųjų šaunu

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I’m Jack and I’ve never met a Lithuanian I didn’t like.  Viso gero!  Sudie!

Russians in Lithuania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Russians_in_Lithuania

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