Wed, 25 June 2008
Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Raminta and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language. Today we’re in the month of June which in Lithuanian is birželis.
Labai ačiū. O, prašom labai – with all my heart!
A Danish company distributes a popular beer in Lithuania known as Kalnapilis. Do you like this beer? A lot! No! No, I don’t like beers. I’m not a beer person. Me either. But, I heard that it’s a good beer. Better is Švyturys. Švyturys? Švyturys. Kas yra? (what is it?) Švyturys is the company making beer – Lithuanians.
In 2006 this company found itself in the middle of a controversy after it began an advertising campaign featuring Rūpintojėlis wearing headphones and listening to music. Did you see this ad? No, I didn’t sorry! Oh, you missed out. I know, what a loss. Many Lithuanians found the commercialization of a traditional Lithuanian icon to be troubling. After receiving a flood of complaints the advertisements were removed.
pradėkime, let’s get started. Okay, I’m ready.
Previously we learned how to use the verb turėti – to have. For example, I have a passport – aš turiu pasą, or she has a car – ji turi automobilį. In these examples we have to use the accusative case. Neturėti is the verb – to not have.
Here is neturėti conjugated:
I don’t have aš neturiu
Dėmesio! Attention! This is an important point. When we negate a transitive verb we don’t use the accusative, we use the genitive case or kilmininkas. Let’s do some examples, prašom pakartoti…labai gerai.
a passport pasas
a question klausimas
a problem problema
a wife žmona
a husband vyras
a female friend draugė
a house namas
a male friend draugas
the room kambarys
a male doctor gydytojas
a female doctor gydytoja
Oh, how sad. That is sad.
Naturally, we can combine neturėti with an infinitive verb…
I don’t have to work aš neturiu dirbti
Puiku! Excellent! You made it to the end of another episode! Puiku!
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Are you aware of the opening of \"The Singing Revolution\" about the Estonian (and Baltic) move to Freedom that is opening soon? I found out from my daughter who lived in Lithuania for a few months this year. Go to www.singingrevolution.com According to my daughter\'s blog, \"The New York Times made the film a coveted \'NYT Critics’ Pick\' and alludes to Casablanca when describing The Singing Revolution: http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/12/14/movies/14revo.html