Nouns

5 November 2014 by Pigmalijonas

Level: B2
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Like in many other languages, the Lithuanian noun posseses two genders (masculine and feminine) and two numbers (singular and plural). However it has five declensions, what means lots of endings to memorize.

There are seven cases in Lithuanian:

  • Nominative (vardininkas)
  • Genitive (kilmininkas)
  • Dative (naudininkas)
  • Accusative (galininkas)
  • Instrumental (įnagininkas)
  • Locative (vietininkas)
  • Vocative (šauksmininkas)

You are going to come across them occasionally, so it would be good to get acquainted with them. Cases might seem hard for English speakers and for those whose native language does not have cases, but actually they are not as hard as they look, so do stick with them.

Let's get to know what cases really are.
If you're completely sure what cases are, then you may skip them and see the five declensions of nouns.

Comments:

Jezbr 30 March 2016 11:15
How important is it that I know the lithuanian words for the cases?
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Erikas 12 April 2016 16:04
Very important, because verbs need objects of a specific case
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Pigmalijonas 20 July 2016 09:23
You don't have to know them, but have a note somewhere because later you are likely to use Lithuanian grammar references which use the Lithuanian terms.
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tihotapec 20 November 2016 20:35
A web game for Lithuanian language learners: http://baltoslav.eu/hulnia/lit.php?mova=en
Learn new Lithuanian words and have fun
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