Mon, 1 December 2008
Hi there, this is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud. Today we’re in a new month! In Latin Decem means ten. December was the tenth month in the old Roman calendar. Later, when January and February were added it became the 12th month but retained its old name. In Lithuanian this month is gruodis from the word gruodas which roughly translates as “frozen mud clod.” In this month the mud choked dirt roads are made passable again as the ground freezes.
Photograph title: Pusiaužiemio išdaiga (midwinter's joke)
According to a Baltic Times article entitled, “City of Women,” there are 20% more women in Vilnius, Lithuania than men. This is due to suicides, alcoholism, and men going to other countries to find work. The article also states Lithuania has the highest number of road fatalities of all European countries.
norėtumėm staliuką dviems prašau
ne, tik du
bet reikės penkiolika minučių palaukti
koks Jūsų vardas?
Kšanytė, gerai mes pakviesim jus kai staliukas bus paruoštas
o gal turite vietos prie baro?
žinoma, Jūs galite atsisėsti prie baro ir jums nereikės laukti
puiku, mes taip ir padarysime ir išgersime taurę vyno
City of Women – Baltic Times
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Jack I note that you are now a link at the prestigeous London School of Slavonic and East European Studies. On their lithuanian resourceas page. I might have alerted the Lithuanina Language tutor about you. The other links are very helpfull. Enjoy. http://www.ssees.ac.uk/lithuan.htm