Understanding Lithuanian cases. Complete course in plain English

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!


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