027 Say Labas: Lithuanian Transport


Its freezing!! :) This past week we’ve been doing a lot of driving around in Lithuania, and after seeing truck upon truck upon truck we figured lets talk transport. So this weeks episode is dedicated to the fascinating world of Lithuanian transport. We will cover all of Lithuania’s exciting modes of transport from Cars to Ships, Planes to Bikes exciting right? :D We thought so…

Lithuanian Transport

Also in this episode we get an exclusive interview with Solveiga’s grandparents giving us a sneak peak into one of their favourite places in Lithuania and what they did with all those apples we picked in Episode 24… you will be shocked Tim sure was!

For the first time in Say Labas history our town of the week is also the same place where this very podcast was recorded. Molėtai is a small but very beautiful part of Lithuania with a long and fascinating history some of Lithuania’s most beautiful lakes can be found here have a listen to our town of the week section to find out more.

As alway here is this weeks transcript for spelling and translations:

Episode 27 - Transport
NoLithuanianEnglish
1MašinaCar
2SunkvežimisTruck
3AutobusasBus
4UostasPort
5TraukinysTrain
6TaksiTaxi
7Policijos mašinaPolice car
8AmbulanceGreitosios pagalbos mašina
9DegalinėPetrol station
10Trolley busTroleibusas
11DviratisBicycle
12MotociklasMotorbike
13ValtisBoat
14LaivasShip
15Kur aš galiu išsinuomuoti mašiną?Where can I rent a car?
16Ar degalinė yra toli nuo čia?Is petrol station far from here?

Below is this weeks dialog from time to talk… we hope you enjoy.

Example 1

Laba diena.
Laba diena.
Aš norėčiau išsinuomoti mašiną, kur galėčiau tai padaryti?
Geriausia Jum būtų tai padaryti oro uoste.
Labai ačiū.
Nėra už ką.

Example 2

Kiek kainuoja autobuso bilietas nuo Klaipėdos iki Vilniaus.
Mmm… Tiksliai nežinau, bet manau apie 60 litų.
Oho visai nepigu.
Manau geriau važiuoti su mašina.
Tikrai taip.

Summary of Today’s show:

  • Introduction
  • Towns/Cities of Lithuania
  • Lesson 27
  • Example Sentences
  • Talk Time
  • News of the week
  • Facts & History
  • Goodbye

Remember that you can get involved with any part of the show get in touch with us and we will make it happen, Solveiga’s news section is… well how do we put it different she tells us all about time in Lithuania why is that making news? Tim was wondering the same thing.

In our fun fact segment we hear all about knygnešys or book smugglers and how these people helped keep the Lithuanian language alive and why what they did plays a huge role in Lithuanian history, also remember to check out our recent blog post all about finding amber on the shores of the Baltic.

Last but not least we are excited to say that we are still sending out postcards to some of our listeners!! If you want one, let us know and we will be more than happy to make it happen get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook.

We are still in Lithuania for a few more weeks so if there is anything you would like us to see or visit while we are still here? Let us know in the comments section below..

Well thats all we have for you this time until next time.. Viso gero!

Tim & Solveiga.

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Background music credit goes to

Thatched Villagers | Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)