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Feb 6, 2021

LL0298 – Be Tavęs Without You
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Hi there, I’m Jack, and I’m Raminta, and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.
It’s good to see you!
It’s good to be seen!
It’s good to have you back on the show again!
Oh, welcome back! Pleasure to be back! 
According to the online article,"RELATIONS BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN LITHUANIAN FOLKLORE," Death took the form of Giltinė, a goddess who looked like a human skeleton who wore a white cloak and prowled Lithuania with a scythe in hand. She could kill by stinging you with her long tongue, or she could strangle you, or she might strike you down using her scythe. Sneaking around the homes of sick people, she could be detected if dogs barked when no one was around, the sound of a hoot owl at night, creaking beams, doors opening or closing themselves or if you heard three knocks at the window or at the door when no one was there. Of course, the very ill could see her with their own eyes.
Yeah, so a quick story, my grandpa who died almost a hundred years old, if he was sick, in the morning he would say, “Giltinė came to visit me tonight, but she left and I’m still alive”. Wow! That’s amazing. Yeah, so it’s real. It is real! That’s a cool story. Very nice. 
In today's episode, we'll go over some examples of the pronoun "tu" declined in kilmininkas or the genitive case
in the genitive case – the pronoun tu changes to tavęs
first, here are some examples using tavęs without a preposition
I miss you
aš tavęs pasiilgau
I miss you too
aš tavęs irgi pasiilgau
I’m waiting for you            
aš tavęs laukiu
I'm afraid of you!
aš tavęs bijau!
I don’t love you
aš tavęs nemyliu
I've been looking for you for so long
aš tavęs taip ilgai ieškojau
I don’t see you
aš tavęs nematau
to hate (plus genitive)
I hate you
aš tavęs nekenčiu
hate you                         
nekenčiu tavęs
I haven't seen you for so long        
aš taip ilgai tavęs nemačiau
do you know how I want you?
ar tu žinai kaip aš tavęs noriu? 
without you I would die            
be tavęs aš numirčiau
I would also die without you        
aš taip pat be tavęs numirčiau
without you I am not me            
be tavęs aš - ne aš
I will stay without you
pasiliksiu be tavęs
without you living is hard
be tavęs sunku gyventi
I would not live without you
negyvenčiau be tavęs
I shall no longer be without you
aš nebemoku būti be tavęs
how do I survive without you?        
kaip man be tavęs išgyventi?
I'm very sad without you (male speaking)
aš labai liūdnas be tavęs
I'm very sad without you (female speaking)
aš labai liūdna be tavęs
I want too much from you
noriu iš tavęs per daug
that's all I want from you
tai viskas, ko aš noriu iš tavęs
I want more from you, much more
aš noriu iš tavęs daugiau, daug daugiau
I no longer know, what I need from you
nebežinau, ko man iš tavęs reikia
near, next to
let me touch you
leisk prisiliesti prie tavęs
Mindaugas, you have no idea how I want to cuddle next to you
Mindaugai, tu neįsivaizduoji kaip aš noriu prisiglausti prie tavęs
I want to cuddle next to you        
aš noriu prisiglausti prie tavęs
oh, how I like being next to you        
oi, kaip man patinka būti šalia tavęs
I don't want to sit next to you        
aš nenoriu atsisėsti prie tavęs
on, on top of                
one cannot be angry at you        
negalima pykti ant tavęs
I'm angry at you                    
aš pykstu ant tavęs
I'm angry at you and I will never forgive you                               
aš pykstu ant tavęs ir niekada neatleisiu
if the wife is angry at you, ignore her and don't speak        
jei žmona pyksta ant tavęs, ignoruok ją ir nekalbėk
a complaint        
the next phrase translates as; I believe you have done me wrong and I want to complain or, I have a bone 
to pick with you...
aš parašysiu skundą ant tavęs
between you and I
tarp tavęs ir manęs
remember, that between you and I there is no longer anything
atsimink, kad tarp tavęs ir manęs nieko nebėra
an employer  
is there a conflict between you and your employers?            
ar yra konfliktas tarp tavęs ir tavo darbdavių?
is there a problem between you and your mom?                
ar yra problemų tarp tavęs ir tavo mamos?
I don't want to stand between you and Jonas                    
aš nenoriu stovėti tarp tavęs ir Jono
is there a difference between you and them?                
ar yra skirtumas tarp tavęs ir jų? 
do you know what the difference is between you and her? No, what?    
ar žinai koks skirtumas tarp tavęs ir jos? - ne, o koks?
remember that už can be used as the word "for," as in,
thank you for everything        
ačiū už viską
thank you for the reply
ačiū už atsakymą
thank you for the question
ačiū už klausimą
but, that's the accusative case or galininkas
let's look at some examples using kilmininkas, the genitive case
behind, beyond
there is someone behind you        
kažkas yra už tavęs
to hide                    
I'll hide behind you            
aš pasislėpsiu už tavęs
who is that behind you?            
kas ten yra už tavęs?
above, over
who lives above you?
kas gyvena virš tavęs?
is that the guy who lives above you?
ar tai tas vyras, kuris gyvena virš tavęs? 
I like the poster above you
man patinka plakatas virš tavęs
near, close, close by
I like being close to you
man patinka būti arti tavęs
I like to sleep near you
man patinka užmigti arti tavęs
she wants to be close to you
ji nori būti arti tavęs
why is she sitting very close to you?
kodėl ji sėdi labai arti tavęs?
by, near, next to
I will stay by you
liksiu šalia tavęs
I will always be close to you
aš visada busiu šalia tavęs 
I want to be near you
noriu būti šalia tavęs
I will be by you, forever
būsiu šalia tavęs, amžinai
according to, in the words of  
who, according to you, is the best? (speaking about a male)
kas, anot tavęs, yra geriausias?
who, according to you, is the best? (speaking about a female)
kas, anot tavęs, yra geriausia?
to be afraid              
I'm afraid
aš bijau
to glance, to give a look    
the truth
according to you, I'm afraid to look truth in the eye(s)
anot tavęs, aš bijau pažvelgti tiesai į akis
that, according to you, is the truth?    
tai, anot tavęs, yra tiesa?
according to                
but, according to you, it's not the same thing                
bet, pasak tavęs, tai nėra tas pats
according to you, this is my fault?    
pasak tavęs, tai mano kaltė?
to trick, to deceive, to cheat        
according to you, they only cheat people                    
pasak tavęs, jie tik apgauna žmones
and what, according to you, is happiness?
o kas, pasak tavęs, yra laimė?
near, beside, by
he is next to you
jis greta tavęs
I want to be next to you
aš noriu būti greta tavęs
next to you I feel better            
greta tavęs aš jaučiuosi geriau
not far or close by            
is there a school near you?        
ar yra mokykla netoli tavęs?
is there a store near you? 
ar yra parduotuvė netoli tavęs?
not far from you lives my cousin, or you live near my cousin (male)            
netoli tavęs gyvena mano pusbrolis
not far from you lives my cousin, or you live near my cousin (female)            
netoli tavęs gyvena mano pusseserė
because of, on account of        
to swim across, to sail across        
for you, I would swim across the sea    
dėl tavęs aš perplaukčiau jūrą
for you, I can                            
dėl tavęs aš galiu
only for you                
tik dėl tavęs
I can do everything for you        
aš galiu viską padaryti dėl tavęs
to, until, as far as
toward, towards  
step, pace, footstep
one other step towards happiness and to you
dar vienas žingsnis link laimės ir iki tavęs
until you, with you and after you there were many women
iki tavęs, su tavim ir po tavęs buvo daug moterų
to deliver
I will deliver it to you
pristatysiu tai iki tavęs
from me to you only twenty minutes
nuo manęs iki tavęs tik dvidešimt minučių
from, off
to flee, to escape
I'm running away from you
aš bėgu nuo tavęs 
I'm running farther away from you
aš bėgu tolyn nuo tavęs 
I'm not running away from you
aš nebėgu nuo tavęs
I'm running from everything, I'm running from you
aš bėgu nuo visko, aš bėgu nuo tavęs
who will stay here after you?
kas liks čia po tavęs? 
I’ll jump, but only after you
aš šoksiu, bet tik po tavęs
we eat after you              
valgome po tavęs
after you there were many women    
po tavęs buvo daug moterų
I was born after you            
aš gimiau po tavęs
Tikras stebuklas! You made it to the end of another episode! Nepaprasta! :)