Lithuanian Basics: Lesson 18

The word for that (as in that thing) is…:

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If you change it a bit by replacing t with k (which is such a question-letter) you get the word for who. Guess how you say who in Lithuanian:

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If you want to ask who somebody is, you simply say “Who you are” with a rising intonation (you don’t change the word order as English does). Try asking it informally:

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What about:

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Remember the last lesson and say it with emphasizing “it”.

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You already know that almost everything that applies to tas also applies to taip. So, if tas means like that and k is the question letter… can you guess what kaip? means:

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We will be getting back to this later. Now, let’s concentrate on kas.

You will need to ask people formally. Use jūs and ask who you are?

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You see how it works: you don’t change the word order for questions in Lithuanian so you just put kas in front. Try this with it is. First, say:

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Now, say:

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Do you remember how to say he does:

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Ask:

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What about:

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You can also ask things like:

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Lithuanians would sometimes phrase that sentence as:

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As you see, kas is a very useful word. There is a lot more to how it can be used but we need to learn some other important things before we can do that. We’re going to put that off to a future lesson for now.

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