2nd Edition

Colloquial Lithuanian The Complete Course for Beginners

By Meilutė Ramonienė, Ian Press Copyright 2010

    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?

    • Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice
    • Clear – concise grammar notes
    • Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
    • Complete – including answer key and reference section

    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.

    Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

    Preface, Abbreviations, Introduction, A guide to the alphabet and pronunciation, 1 Naujas draugas - A new friend, 2 Ar tu kalbi lietuviškai? - Do you speak Lithuanian?, 3 Atsiprašau, kaip nueiti ? . . . ? - Excuse me, how do I get to . . . ?, 4 Kvietimas ? sve?ius - Inviting someone to come on a visit, 5 Sve?iuose - On a visit, 6 Pasivaikš?iojimas po Vilni? - A walk around Vilnius, 7 Pakeliaukime po Lietuv? - 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 Piet?s restorane - Dinner in a restaurant, 14 Važiuojame ? paj?r? - 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, Index


    Meilut? Ramonien? 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. Meilut? Ramonien? and Ian Press Vilnius and St Andrews, February 1996 and Vilnius and London, January 2010.

    ‘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