Understanding Lithuanian cases
Why cases are so hard to understand
Understanding Lithuanian cases is definitely a challenge.
The problem is that for example English does not have cases so the case itself is a foreign concept.
It takes time to understand the logics of cases and memorizing all the different case endings is also not a walk in the park.
That’s why I decided to create a course that focuses exclusively on Lithuanian cases to help Lithuanian learners master them.
This time I wrote all the grammar explanations in English so you can understand the theory easier.
About Lithuanian case system
What makes Lithuanian hard is that Lithuanian has 7 cases:
- vardininkas – nominative;
- kilmininkas – genitive;
- naudininkas – dative;
- galininkas – accusative;
- įnagininkas – instrumental;
- vietininkas – locative;
- šauksmininkas – vocative.
Let’s take nouns as an example. Each noun can have 7 different endings depending on a noun’s function in the sentence.
Furthermore, there are 5 noun declensions. Declension defines a pattern how a particular noun changes its endings in different cases.
So, the numbers are mind blowing at first because 5 declensions times 7 cases is a lot.
But don’t get discouraged. I cover each case individually and provide a lot of exercises to drill the endings as well as to understand the case usage.
What’s inside the course?
- 62-page e-book:
- case usage explanations (in English) with examples;
- declension tables (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, numbers, participles);
- numerous exercises to practice case endings;
- answer sheet to check your answers.
- 5 recorded dialogues and their transcripts;
- 260 flashcards with words from the course;
- access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions.
Is there a preview of the course?
Yes, for sure! Have a look here:
How do I get the course?
Go to the course page and click on the Buy now button. “Understanding Lithuanian cases” course will be delivered straight to your inbox!