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Introduction to Lithuanian: 20

There is a problem with the word tai: it is ne-incompatible. Ne dislikes the word tai and it refuses to go in the same sentence with it. Thus there is another version for the word tai which you use when you have ne before the verb in the sentence!

The ne-compatible word for it in Lithuanian is to.

The position of the word it does not change, but whenever you have ne to deny something, the word tai itself changes to to.

So how would you say:

  1. Remember to change "tai" to "to", and keep it in the middle. Also remember that "ne" is joined together with the verb as one word.
  2. Again, remember to change "tai" to "to", and keep it in the middle. Also remember that "ne" is joined together with the verb as one word.
  3. Keep "ne" joined with the verb.
  4. "To speak" was "kalbėti".
  5. Keep "ne" together with the verb, and think whether the word in the middle is "tai" or "to" in this case.
  6. Remember how "norėti" treats "tai".
  7. Remember that "tai" is normally between the first and the second verb.
  8. "Want to" is one word in Lithuanian. "To speak" is "kalbėti".
  9. It should be split into "I have to" + "it" + "not to have". Then "have to" is one word, and so is "not to have". Also remember the rule about "tai" changing to "to".
  10. You say questions as statements, except raising your intonation.
  11. Remember the word "studijuoja" and work out its "tu" form through following the ultimate rule.
  12. The order is as follows: "what you there study?"
  13. The order is "what you have?"
  14. "To have" is "turėti".
  15. Remember that "ten" is usually in the middle.
  16. The order in this sentence would be "what you there work?"
  17. "And" is "ir", right?
  18. "Where" is "kur", and you just ask "where bank?"
  19. Simply "there". Not extremely polite, but good enough.
  20. Literally this would be: "hi. where park? there?"
  21. The word for "not" is "ne". While "ne" does join verbs (becoming "neturėti"), it does NOT join nouns, thus you will be saying literally "it not park".
  22. The word order in this one is "from where you?"
  23. Remember to change the ending of "Amerika".
  24. Remember the words "dirba" and "studijuoja", and work out their "tu" form through following the ultimate rule. Also, no need to repeat the "tu".
  25. You remember that "and" is "ir", right?
  26. It's "daktaras" (some vowel change)!
  27. Remember that "I have to" is "turiu".
  28. Still remember the word "dirba"? Also remember that "ne" goes together with verbs.
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