Every Lithuanian has to plant a tree, raise a child and build a house (namas). Learning Lithuanian house vocabulary will make you feel at home in Lithuania. Even if you're miles away from your home country, you will never feel homesick because Lithuanians will welcome you warmly.
Most of the people from around the world started working at home because of the pandemic. This is the reason why the terms learn from home (dirbti iš namų), and home office (namų biuras) became popular these years. In this blog/lesson, you will learn different Lithuanian house vocabulary. This will include the different rooms in the house and some words and phrases related to these rooms. So, sit back and feel at home with Ling App in this new language journey.
There's a saying that if you can't find happiness in your own house (namas), you can't find it anywhere. The Lithuanian word for house is namas. As we go further, you will learn the four common rooms in the house and some vocabulary related to that room. You can also see the English translation of the Lithuanian words, so it will be easier for you to understand. Please do not forget to learn the correct pronunciation of these Lithuanian words. You can visit Ling App for free lessons with audio recordings of the words.
Every room (kambarys) in the house is important to the people living there. So, are you ready to learn some Lithuanian house vocabulary? Then let's start!
The bedroom (miegamasis) is the place where we sleep (miegoti) and rest. ( pailsėti) It is the most private room in the house where strangers are usually not allowed to enter. Most people nowadays also have their study table inside to be free from distractions and noise.
On the other hand, there are different types of bedrooms. For example, there's the master's bedroom (meistro miegamasis) where the house owner sleeps and the guest room (svečių kambarys) where the guests and visitors sleep.
Now that you have learned how to say bedroom in Lithuanian, try learning these additional Lithuanian house vocabulary related to the bedroom (miegamasis):
|night table||naktinis staliukas|
|book case||knygų spinta|
|studijų lentelė||study table|
The next room that we're gonna talk about is the living room (svetainė). This is where we entertain guests and visitors. That is why it should be cleaned regularly. This is a good place to have conversations, drinks, and celebrations. That is why learning some basic greetings and basic words and phrases will be useful. You can also learn how to say Good Night in Lithuanian since we are talking about sleeping.
If you are invited to a Lithuanian's home, don't forget to bring something to give to the hostess. For example, you can bring flowers, wine, or sweets to show politeness and gratitude. But please remember that if you give flowers, give an odd number of flowers and do not give chrysanthemums because it's for the funeral.
After learning the Lithuanian word for the living room (svetainė), let us learn Lithuanian house vocabulary related to the living room (svetainė).
|floor||aukštas or grindys|
|kavos stalelis||coffee table|
|light switch||šviesos jungiklis|
After learning about the living room, let us proceed to the favorite room of food lovers, the dining room (valgomasis), and the kitchen (virtuvė). This is where people prepare and serve food to eat. This is also where the family shares a meal.
Because we are talking about dining, let's learn a bit about Lithuanian dining culture. When you are invited to a Lithuanian's home, make sure to keep your hands visible when eating. Your wrists should be resting on the edge of the table. If you are done eating, make sure to place your fork and knife across your plate. The prongs should face down, and the handles should face to the right.
When we talk about drinks, the host/hostess will initiate the first toast. Toasting is generally done with wine or liquor on hand so, if you want to learn more about how to say cheers in Lithuanian, check the blog entitled Here's To You: 5 Basic Ways To Say Cheers in Lithuanian.
I hope you will observe the simple etiquette that you have learned above. Here are some Lithuanian house vocabulary related to the dining room (valgomasis) and kitchen (virtuvė):
|plate||plokštė or lėkštė|
|table||lentelė or stalas (valgomasis)|
For maintaining proper hygiene, we have the bathroom (vonia). Because of this, the bathroom should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. The toilet (tualetas) can also be found in this room (kambarys).
So, if you want to know more Lithuanian house vocabulary related to the bathroom (vonia), here's a list of words:
|toilet paper||tualetinis popierius|
You have learned the major rooms in the house in Lithuanian. Now, you can learn more Lithuanian house vocabulary.
|I'm watching television||Aš žiūriu televizorių|
|I need to use the toilet||Man reikia pasinaudoti tualetu|
|This room is very big||Šis kambarys labai didelis|
|Can you close the door?||Ar gali uždaryti duris?|
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