Lithuanian Basics: Lesson 18
The word for that (as in that thing) is…:
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:
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:
Remember the last lesson and say it with emphasizing “it”.
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:
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?
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:
Do you remember how to say he does:
You can also ask things like:
Lithuanians would sometimes phrase that sentence as:
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.Next lesson >