Introduction to Lithuanian: 24

We now have two categories of verbs: i-ending-verbs and a-ending-verbs (remember, you always look at the jis/ji form for the ending).

We know that how to derive , tu and jis/ji forms for i-ending-verbs. We simply add another u in the case of , or we leave the word as it is for tu and jis.

Then we know that for a-verbs we use the UltImAte rule.

Let’s learn a couple more a-verbs so that we can talk about more things. The easy one first.

Lithuanian for she studies is ji studijuoja.

You can apply the UltImAte rule to say:

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