Introduction to Lithuanian: 23

This is where it gets a bit tricky. Whenever you have a verb coming together with an infinitive (for example, want to have, have to have] and so on), you always look at the infinitive in order to determine whether tai changes into to or not.

For example, the sentence aš noriu tai turėti (I want to have it) still uses tai despite the presence of noriu. That is because the behaviour of tai is governed by the infinitive (i.e. by turėti).

Thus how would you say:

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