Introduction to Lithuanian: 19

You already can produce sentences like ji turi (she has), jis kalba (he speaks). However, ideally, you want to say what you are talking about. You can do that because you already know the word for it, which is tai.

Just a small caveat: the word for it tends to sneak in the middle so you have she it has instead of she has it. Try that:

Whenever you have two verbs in the same sentence (as in I can have it), the word tai sneaks in the middle between these two verbs. Thus you can say:

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