The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2010 – 480 pages
Series: Colloquial Series
Colloquial Lithuanian is easy to use and completely up-to-date!
Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Lithuanian. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
What makes Colloquial Lithuanian your best choice in personal language learning?
By the end of this rewarding course, you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Lithuanian in a broad range of everyday situations.
Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.
‘If you want to get to grips further with any of the [European] languages, Routledge’s Colloquial series is the best place you could start.’ Rough Guide to Europe
Preface. Abbreviations. Introduction. A guide to the alphabet and pronunciation. 1 Naujas draugas A new friend. 2. At tu kalbi lietuviškai? Do you speak Lithuanian? 3. Atsiprašau, kaip nueiti į…? Excuse me, how do I get to…? 4 Kvietimas į svečius Inviting someone to come on a visit 5. Svečiuose On a visit 6. Pasivaikščiojimas po Vilnių A walk around Vilnius 7. Pakeliaukime po Lietuvą Let’s travel around Lithuania 8. Teatre At the theatre 9. Skanaus! Bon appétit! 10. Koks oras Lietuvoje? What’s the weather like in Lithuania? 11. Geros sveikatos! The best of health! 12. Reikia pasipuošti Got to get smartly dressed 13. Pietūs restorane Dinner in a restaurant 14. Važiuojame į pajūrį We go to the seaside 15. Kaime In the countryside 16. Gamta, sportas, televizija Nature, sport, and television. Reference section. Key to the exercises. Lithuanian-English glossary. English-Lithuanian glossary. Grammatical index.
Meilute Ramoniene is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Lithuanian Studies, Vilnius University.
Ian Press was Professor in Slavonic and Comparative Linguistics at the University of London (1990-5) and Established Professor in Russian, with the extra specialism of Comparative Linguistics, at St Andrews University (1995-2008). He took early retirement in 2008 and is now Emeritus Professor in Russian at St Andrews.
Meilute Ramoniene and Ian Press Vilnius and St Andrews, February 1996 and Vilnius and London, January 2010.
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