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Mar 28, 2010

Kokia Bjauri Diena What A Nasty Day

 

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

 

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pradėkime, let’s get started

 

In episode 0017 we learned the word ką?  As in, what?  Or, what did you say?

 

When you use koks or kokia you’re asking for the characteristics of something; you’re asking for a description of something.  Kokia tavo profesija?  What is your profession or what are the characteristics of your profession?  Kokia tavo nuomonė?  What is your opinion?  What are the characteristics of your opinion?

 

As we saw previously, koks is used with masculine nouns and kokia is used with feminine nouns.

 

Koks or kokia can also be used not as a question word but more as an expression of surprise or exclamation.  You can say things like;

 

what a nasty day!                                                

kokia bjauri diena!

 

what an ugly storm!                                            

kokia bjauri audra!

 

what an ugly car!                                               

kokia bjauri mašina!

 

profession                                                             

profesija

 

what’s your profession?                                     

kokia tavo profesija?

 

what type of profession do you have?          

kokia jūsų profesija?

 

 

opinion                                                                

nuomonė

 

what’s your opinion? (tu)                               

kokia tavo nuomonė?

 

what’s your opinion? (jūs)                               

kokia jūsų nuomonė?

 

last name                                                             

pavardė

 

surname                                                             

pavardė

 

what’s your last name? (tu)                              

kokia tavo pavardė?

 

what sort of last name do you have? (jūs) 

kokia jūsų pavardė?

 

vocabulary - žodynas

 

mother                                                               

motina

 

tea                                                                       

arbata

 

life                                                                       

gyvenimas

 

meaning                                                               

prasmė

 

soup                                                                       

sriuba

 

a bun                                                                     

bandelė

 

doughnut                                                             

spurga

 

photograph                                                          

nuotrauka

 

family                                                                    

šeima

 

storm                                                                   

audra

 

a cat                                                                       

katė

 

a downpour                                                        

liūtis

 

a night                                                                   

naktis

 

a fish                                                                     

žuvis

 

a duck                                                                   

antis

 

a dress                                                                   

suknelė

 

a hat                                                                       

skrybėlė

 

a diet                                                                      

dieta

 

nature                                                                    

gamta

 

an audience                                                           

publika

 

a statue                                                                   

statula

 

a sculpture                                                           

skulptūra

 

a display                                                               

paroda

 

a bug                                                                     

blakė

 

a boat                                                                  

valtis

 

bread                                                                      

duona

 

a slice                                                                    

riekė

 

a slice of bread                                                    

duonos riekė

 

a doll                                                                    

lėlė

 

a crowd                                                                 

minia

 

a group                                                                  

grupė

 

now let’s do some examples…

 

which color?                                                     

kokia spalva?

 

which color do you like? (jūs)                       

kokia spalva jums patinka?

 

which color do you like? (tu)                       

kokia spalva tau patinka?

 

of course, we can use koks or kokia to express surprise or exclamation

 

ugly                                                                     

bjauri

 

what a nasty day!                                               

kokia bjauri diena!

 

what an ugly storm!                                          

kokia bjauri audra!

 

what an ugly car!                                             

kokia bjauri mašina!

 

what an ugly cat!                                               

kokia bjauri katė!

 

what an ugly color!                                           

kokia bjauri spalva!

 

what an ugly downpour!                                 

kokia bjauri liūtis!

 

what an ugly night!                                            

kokia bjauri naktis!

 

what an ugly castle!                                           

kokia bjauri pilis!

 

what an ugly fish!                                               

kokia bjauri žuvis!

 

what an ugly duck!                                           

kokia bjauri antis!

 

what an ugly dress!                                             

kokia bjauri suknelė!

 

what an ugly hat!                                               

kokia bjauri skrybėlė!

 

delicious                                                             

skani

 

whoa, what a tasty doughnut!                          

oi, kokia skani spurga!

 

what a tasty pizza!                                          

kokia skani pica!

 

wow, what a tasty soup, sweetheart!              

oi, kokia skani sriuba, brangioji!

 

what a tasty tea!                                                 

kokia skani arbata!

 

whoa, what a tasty bun!                                     

oi, kokia skani bandelė!

 

what a tasty bread!                                             

kokia skani duona!

 

whoa, what a tasty coffee!                                 

oi, kokia skani kava!

 

what a tasty sausage!                                         

kokia skani dešra!

 

what a tasty and healthy soup!                        

kokia skani ir sveika sriuba!

 

what a tasty and healthy bread!                        

kokia skani ir sveika duona!

 

what a tasty and healthy diet!                        

kokia skani ir sveika dieta!

 

beautiful                                                             

graži

 

how beautiful is nature!                                    

kokia graži gamta!

 

how beautiful Aistė is!                                       

kokia graži yra Aistė!

 

what a beautiful day!                                         

kokia graži diena!

 

what a beautiful photograph!                           

kokia graži nuotrauka!

 

oh, how beautiful you are, sweetheart!            

oi, kokia tu graži, mylimoji!

 

how beautiful you are, my love!                     

kokia tu graži, mano meile!

 

how beautiful you are today!                           

kokia tu šiandien graži!

 

how beautiful you are today, sweetheart!      

kokia tu šiandien graži brangioji!

 

how beautiful you are today, mom!                 

kokia graži tu šiandien mama!

 

big                                                                         

didelė

 

what a big cathedral!                                        

kokia didelė katedra!

 

what a big pizza!                                                  

kokia didelė pica!

 

what a big car!                                                    

kokia didelė mašina!

 

what a big country!                                           

kokia didelė šalis!

 

what a big audience!                                           

kokia didelė publika!

 

what a big statue!                                                

kokia didelė statula!

 

what a big family!                                               

kokia didelė šeima!

 

what a big sculpture!                                          

kokia didelė skulptūra!

 

what a big party! (political)                              

kokia didelė partija!

 

what a big party! (social)                                   

kokia didelė kompanija!

 

what a big display!                                             

kokia didelė paroda!

 

small                                                                      

maža

 

what a small bug!                                                

kokia maža blakė!

 

what a small boat!                                               

kokia maža valtis!

 

what a small slice of bread!                             

kokia maža duonos riekė!

 

what a small cafe!                                               

kokia maža kavinė!

 

what a small doll!                                                

kokia maža lėlė!

 

what a small family!                                           

kokia maža šeima!

 

what a small crowd!                                            

kokia maža minia!

 

what a small group!                                           

kokia maža grupė!

 

and now some miscellaneous examples…

 

what a shame!                                                     

kokia gėda!

 

what a fantasy!                                                    

kokia fantazija!

 

what a hot day!                                                   

kokia karšta diena!

 

what a color!                                                        

kokia spalva!

 

what an interesting girl!                                     

kokia idomi mergaitė!

 

what a charming lady!                                        

kokia žavinga moteris!

 

what a calm sea!                                                  

kokia rami jūra!

 

what an excellent day!                                        

kokia puiki diena!

 

what a rainy day!                                               

kokia lietinga diena!

 

Šaunuoliai!  Great!  You made it to the end of another episode!  Nuostabu!

 

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