Lithuanian, a Baltic language, can seem quite scary to learn. Lithuania itself is a melting pot of languages and cultures, all blending together in this fascinating language of 3+ million native speakers. Because of this, it’s often overlooked in language-learning resources.
But you are different, you wish to learn a lesser-known language, and cement yourself as an awesome language-learning savant. In this article, we will talk about body parts in Lithuanian. In addition, we will explore expressions related to body parts. So if you’re traveling there, and you’ve hurt yourself, or want to impress a Lithuanian love interest, then it’s important for you to know this vocabulary!
In addition to body parts, learn some Lithuanian expressions related to body parts used in daily life. Some may surprise you, or make you giggle! Okay, let’s begin the lesson!
Why Should You Learn Body Parts In Lithuanian?
#1: Good To Know To Give Out Compliments
Do you have a Lithuanian partner, or do you want a Lithuanian partner? Imagine complimenting their eyes, or physique in their native tongue. I’m sure it would make them blush, and definitely score points in your favor, and to make sure you’re on the same page!
#2: Good To Know In Case You Need Medical Assistance
You never want to be sick while traveling, but unfortunately, it happens. If you know basic body parts, you can better communicate to medical staff and feel more assured in your health & care.
#3: Good To Know To Become More Fluent
If you want to master Lithuanian, or at least become better in the language, then it’s important to know expressions and vocabulary. You wouldn’t think it outright, but body parts and body language are brought up in daily conversations.
#4: Good To Know For Lithuanian Expressions & Idioms
So many expressions use body parts, so if you know the right vocab, you’ll be a star in funny idioms & expressions. Language is so much more than just memorizing vocabulary … It’s also about learning the expressions & little tidbits that make that language unique! It’s fun to add humor to language, and I know any Lithuanian person you speak to would enjoy it as well.
Body Parts In Lithuanian
Lithuanian Vocabulary For Parts Of The Face
These vocab words are good to know if you want to compliment your Lithuanian sweetheart. Lithuanians are considered very beautiful people, so you better start practicing to try and impress one!
Lithuanian people have a high population of people with light features (blue or green eyes and blonde hair).
One thing to note: Make sure to keep your hands visible while eating. This means keeping your wrists resting on the edge of the table. This is considered polite in Lithuanian culture.
Lithuanian Vocabulary For Parts Of The Mouth
You never know when you may need to fill in a cracked tooth or filling at the dentist’s office. Let’s hope you don’t have to, but just in case, here is vocabulary for parts of the mouth in Lithuanian.
Lithuanian Vocabulary For The Torso & Lower Body
Lithuanians tower over most people from other countries, as they are considered some of the tallest people in the world. This explains why lots of famous basketball stars hail from Lithuania! Keep this in mind as you’re complimenting their lean, long legs & arms.
|Penis||Penis / Varpos / Varpa|
|Vagina||Vagina / Makštis|
Lithuanian Vocabulary For Arms & Hands
Here are the singular and plural forms for parts of the arms & hands. In Lithuanian, you usually add either an ‘os’ or ‘i’ to make a noun plural.
|Arm/Arms||Ranka / Rankos|||
|Elbow/Elbows||Alkūnė / Alkūnės|||
|Finger/Fingers||Pirštas / Pirštai|||
|Hand/Hands||Ranka / Rankos|||
|Nail/Nails||Nagas / Nagai|
|Thumb/Thumbs||Nykštys / Nykščiai|
|Upper arm||Viršutinė rankos dalis|
Lithuanian Vocabulary For Legs & Feet
Do you want to ‘show where your legs come from?‘ This popular Lithuanian expression uses legs & feet vocabulary, and you never know when you’ll need to bust it out in conversation!
|Ankle/Ankles||Kulkšnis / Kulkšnys|||
|Knee/Knees||Kelio / Keliai|||
|Shin / Calf||Blauzda|
Lithuanian Vocabulary For Body Hair
“Marozas”, or a person characterized by their shaved head and sports suit clothing, are to be stayed away from in Lithuania. Other than than ‘marozas’, body hair, and facial hair for men, is common in Lithuania.
|Arm hair||Rankų plaukai|||
|Ear hair||Ausų plaukai|||
|Eyebrow hair||Antakių plaukai|||
|Hair (on head)||Plaukai|
|Leg hair||Kojų plaukai|
|Nose hair||Nosies plaukai|
7 Hilarious Lithuanian Expressions Related To Body Parts
#1: To Hang Pasta On The Ears
English Translation: To lie.
Lithuanian Translation: kabinti makaronus
Next time you have pasta for dinner in Lithuania, try hanging it on your partner’s ears to see if they’re lying to you about something!
#2: To Swallow With Your Eyes
English Translation: To enjoy the beautiful view.
Lithuanian Translation: ryti akimis
Picture this: You’re on a stunning mountaintop vista in Lithuania, when a local says they want to swallow this with their eyes. It’s quite a graphic description, but you can’t help but agree!
#3: Eyeballs Pop Out Of Your Forehead
English Translation: To be surprised.
Lithuanian Translation: akys ant kaktos iššoko
This Lithuanian expression is similar to an idiom in the English language (‘eyeballs popping out of your head’). Maybe you recognize this silly image being depicted in American cartoons?
#4: Can’t See Further Than Your Nose
English Translation: To be indifferent.
Lithuanian Translation: toliau nosies nematyti
If you ‘can’t see further than your nose,’ you simply don’t care enough to look!
#5: To Show You Where Legs Grow From
English Translation: To give you a lecture.
Lithuanian Translation: iš kur kojos dygsta
Oh no! Your parents caught you sneaking in after curfew. They are now sure to ‘show you where legs grow from’ … Good luck!
#6: To Roll The Muscles
English Translation: To work out, to get in shape.
Lithuanian Translation: užsikočioti raumenis
Time to roll the muscles in this new year! Lithuanians, who’s with me?
#7: A Person’s Face Unharmed By Intellect
English Translation: To spot a fool.
Lithuanian Translation: intelekto nesužalotu veidu
To say a ‘person’s face is unharmed by intellect’, you’re being sarcastic to say that they’re stupid! It’s a nice phrase disguised with cruel intent. But it’s quite funny in my opinion!
What’s Your Favorite Idiom?
Learning idioms is a fun, informative way to become a more balanced and fluent Lithuanian speaker. Take a break from difficult grammar tenses and instead start practicing the following silly phrases & vocabulary to bust out in conversation! By the way, my favorite Lithuanian idiom from this lesson is ‘to swallow with your eyes!’
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