Sun, 30 December 2007
Hi there, I’m Jack, welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where I’m just learning the language but my wife, well, she’s 100% natural Lithuanian. Thanks so much to those of you who answered our request for reviews on iTunes. If you haven’t given us a review on iTunes and if you have a few extra minutes please consider writing one for us. We’d love to get some more. Today we’ll learn numbers greater than ten but first, here’s my brilliant wife Raminta via Skype, what do you have for us honey?
Today we’ll take another page out of Wikipedia. In episode 0029 we introduced you to Perkūnas, the Lithuanian god of thunder and the sky. Perkūnas has a daughter named Aušrinė. In English we call the planet Venus the Morning Star or the Evening Star depending on the time of day. So, the Morning Star isn’t actually a star, it’s a planet.
Aušrinė is the goddess Morning Star. Her father is Perkūnas and her mother is Saulė, the Sun Goddess. Aušrinė is the female goddess of beauty, youth and health. Aušrinė shows the sky-way for her mother Saulė, the sun. Aušrinė has many sisters. One is Vakarinė who makes her mother’s bed in the evening. Her mother is, of course, Saulė, the sun. Such a loving family, don’t you think? But, sometimes they do have problems. One time long ago Saulė was married to Mėnulis, the masculine hero, the Moon. They divorced and Mėnulis fell madly in love with Aušrinė, the Morning Star Goddess.
Mėnulis kidnapped Aušrinė and wanted to marry her but Perkūnas, Aušrinė’s father stopped the wedding by hitting an oak tree, splattering Aušrinė’s white clothes with the oak tree’s blood. Perkūnas punished Mėnulis by slicing him with his sword. So much for the wedding.
Thank you dear, that was great.
great, now here’s eleven through twenty, prašom pakartoti…please repeat…
now, the numbers twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, etcetera, are easy. Raminta will say the number in Lithuanian,
once more, repeat after Raminta…
the numbers between the tens are created easily as well. These numbers are made up of two words. We won’t repeat every number from one to one hundred but there are enough here for you to understand the system. Here, I’ll say the number in English and you try to say it in Lithuanian before Raminta. Good luck!
21 dvidešimt vienas
starting with the next lesson we’ll take a break from numbers for a few episodes to work on some other concepts. When we come back to numbers we’ll learn how to say two restrooms, three brothers, five people, etcetera. Next week’s lesson will be an intermediate level lesson and we think you’ll have fun with it.