Hello, my dear friend,
Today I am not going to talk about politics, morality or something like that. No, today I am going to teach you.
I was born in family with three mother tongues. ( So, sorry for my broken English). Of one them is Lithuanian with 3,0 million native speakers and spoken in Baltic region. If you are interested to learn more about this language history, click here.
But now, let’s study.
First of all, Lithuanian alphabet has 32 letters. To see all of them and to hear the pronunciation you can in this video from youtube.
But it is not the most important thing, because Lithuanian phonetics is not so killing as English. And to learn to introduce yourself is more useful. So, let’s try.
My – mano [ mano:], name – vardas [ vardas], is – yra [ i:ra]
So, the sentence My name is Victoria sounds as – Mano vardas yra Viktorija.
How it could be seen, we pronounce how it is written. Then.
I am Victoria is Aš esu Viktorija. ( The word I – aš, we say as
[ aʃ ])
How to say Hi:
Good morning – labas rytas
Good evening – labas vakaras
Good night – labanakt
In Lithuanian we have Good day – laba diena. ( Between morning and evening.)
Hi – sveikas
Hello – labas
Welcome – sveikas atvykęs ( in the word atvykęs ęs you pronounce as in the word cat.)
How are you? – Kaip sekasi?
Good – gerai
Bad – blogai
Not bad – neblogai
WE DO NOT SAY I AM GOOD OR I AM BAD. WE USE ONLY GERAI OR BLOGAI.
Thank you – dėkui, ačiū
You are welcome – prašau
at home – namie; home – namas
where? – kur?; in the school – mokykloje, in the garden – sode. ( we use grammatical case, but about it later if you would be interested, my dear friend.)
To – į ( as in the word key); to the school – į mokyklą, to the job – į darbą ( grammatical case again)
From – iš as [ iʃ ]) fro airport – iš oro uosto, from train station – iš autobusų stoties ( grammatical case again.)
Some more words:
Country – šalis, city – miestas, street – gatvė
a job – darbas, a school – mokykla, a student – studentas
First – pirmas, second – antras, third – trečias
A bag – kuprinė, minute – minutė, a desk – suolas
Can you reapeat? – Ar gali pakartoti?
How to write this? – Kaip tai parašyti?
Where is it? – Kur tai yra/ randasi? ( if we talk about place)
What is your name? – Koks tavo vardas?
How ols are you? – Kiek tau metų?
DO NOT FORGET, NMY DEAR FRIEND, WE DO NOT MISS LETTERS. WE PRONOUNCE AS IT IS WRITTEN.
So, I think, for today it is enough. I know, I am not the best teacher, but if you would be interested to know something more, write to me.
For the end I leave one Lithuanian song here. It was made for children, so just take fun.
I have to finish my black tea. So, have a nice day, my lovely friend.