030 Say Labas: Money talks

This is Episode number 30!!! And this time round we are podcasting from a small mining town called Pilgrims Rest in the East of South Africa, which would explain why it took a little bit of time getting this episode out. ZERO Internet! Apologies for that…

Learn Lithuanian word for Money

The theme for this episode is money!!! love it or hate it, it’s all around us so we figured it would be a good topic for our 30th edition of the Say Labas show. Learn Lithuanian words and phrases lets talk money and all things related.

We find out what Solveiga and Tim have been up to on their African adventure and why South Africans are a little unsure where Lithuania is… In towns and cities of Lithuania we hear all about a place in Southern Lithuania called Alytus and how it dates back to an incredible 1377. (Pretty old eh?)

Below for those who like to see what they are hearing is todays transcript of the lesson. :)

Episode 30 - Money Talks
1MokėtiTo pay
2Kreditinė kortelėCredit card
7Grynieji pinigaiCash
10BankomatasCash machine
12Aš norėčiau išsikeisti pinigusI would like to exchange money.
13Ar čia galima atsiskaityti kreditine kortele?Can I pay by credit card here.

Below is this weeks dialogue from time to talk… we hope you find is helpful.

Example 1

Laba diena.
Laba diena.
Aš norėčiau išsikeisti pinigus.
Taip žinoma.
Norėčiau pakeisti svarus į dolerius.
Žinoma, minutėlę palaukite.

Example 2

Atsiprašau gal galėčiau gauti sąskaitą?
Žinoma, tuoj paskaičiuosiu.
Ar čia galima atsiskaityti kreditine kortele?
Labai atsiprašau bet šiuo metu galima atsiskaityti tik grynaisiais pinigais.
Viskas gerai.

Summary of Today’s show:

  • Introduction
  • Towns/Cities of Lithuania
  • Lesson 30
  • Example Sentences
  • Talk Time
  • News of the week
  • Facts & History
  • Goodbye

In news of the week, Lithuania and her Baltic cousins Latvia and Estonia win the Golden Victoria award in Berlin, Hear more on that in Solveiga’s news section, it certainly is a huge achievement and one we here at Say Labas are super proud about.

Finally we round up the show with Tim’s fun fact and sticking to the Money theme its all about the Litas and the History of currency in Lithuania.

Be sure to check out the blog called ManPatinkaLietuva by Michael for more awesome things about Lithuania and also if you want to know more about the history of its currency check out Michaels blog post on the subjects here.

We are on YouTube if you are in to that sort of thing check out our channel here or click the video below. :)

Well that’s episode number 30 we hope you enjoy it, remember if you want to get involved with the podcast or if you just want to say Hi or Labas! Please don’t be shy drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter. :D also don’t forget to check out our memrise course and follow along with the show over there

Until next time.. Viso gero!

Tim & Solveiga.




Background music credit goes to:

Thatched Villagers | Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)