Sun, 16 December 2007
Hey! Hey! Hey! This is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where Raminta is the native speaker and I’m the beginner. Today we’ll learn numbers one through ten. On the episode after this we’ll learn some more ways of saying thank you for things and on the episode after that we’ll start working on numbers from eleven on up. But before we get to any of that, here’s a message from Eglė in the port city of Klaipėda, Lithuania.
Hello everybody, this is Eglė from Klaipėda, you’re listening to Lithuanian Out Loud with Raminta and Jack, enjoy!
Thank you very much Eglė, that was very sweet of you to say that for the show. Ačiū labai! In case you weren’t aware of it, eglė is the Lithuanian word for “fir tree."
Now, here’s a lesson that Raminta and I recorded a few weeks ago. Enjoy!
Hello everybody! This is Jack and I’m Raminta and you’re listening to Lithuanian Out Loud, the world’s first Lithuanian language lessons in a podcast series!
According to the World Health Organization, of the ten nations who have the highest rate of suicide, Finland comes in at 10th place. Number nine, Kazakhstan, eight, Ukraine, seven, Slovenia. Coming in at sixth place is Hungary, at fifth, Estonia and at fourth place is Latvia.
keep in mind this number is spelled with the letter “y" or y
ilgoji, so it has the long ‘eee’ sound, not the short “i" sound.
keep in mind, dešimt is the same in masculine or feminine numbers
Now the feminine numbers, please say them Out Loud
Okay, Raminta, let’s hear you count - one to ten really fast!
Labai gerai, ačiū, labanakt – labanakt