Lithuanian Adjectives

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Lithuanian Adjectives

Learning the Lithuanian Adjectives displayed below is vital to the language. Lithuanian Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence.

Grammar Tips:

While in English an adjective doesn’t change when the noun changes, in Lithuanian an adjective should agree in gender and number with the noun. For example:

a)    Masculine to feminine example:

Čia mano mažas sūnus (this is my little son) – becomes -- Čia mano maža duktė (this is my little daughter)

As you can see from the example above, the adjective takes the feminine form.

b)    Singular to plural example:

Masculine: Čia mano baltas katinas (this is my white cat (male)) – becomes – Čia mano balti katinai (these are my white cats (male)).

Feminine: Čia mano balta katė (this is my white cat (female)) – becomes – Čia mano baltos katės (these are my white cats (female)).

As you can see from the example above, the adjective takes the plural form and keeps gender of noun.

For adjective in Lithuanian we have third gender - neuter:

baltas katinas, balta katė, visa yra balta (everything is white). You can see feminine and neuter form looks the same, but it reads different. In feminine form accent is on the ending bal-‘ta, and in neuter in the root: ‘bal-ta (we have something like long “ah” sound in the root).


Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesLithuanian Adjectives
adjectivesbūdvardžiai
a green treežalias medis
a tall buildingaukštas pastatas
a very old manlabai senas žmogus (vyras)
the old red housesenas raudonas namas
a very nice friendlabai malonus/mielas draugas

Notice the structure of the Adjectives in Lithuanian.

List of Adjectives in Lithuanian

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Lithuanian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Lithuanian vocabulary.

English AdjectivesLithuanian Adjectives
colorsspalvos
blackjuoda
bluemėlyna
brownruda
graypilka
greenžalia
orangeapelsinas
purplevioletinė
redraudona
whitebalta
yellowgeltona
sizesdydžiai
bigdidelis
deepgilus
longilgas
narrowsiauras
shorttrumpas
smallmažas
tallaukštas
thickstoras
thinplonas
wideplatus
shapesformos
circularapvalus/apskritas
straighttiesus/tiesė/tiesi linija
squarekvadratinis/keturkampis
triangulartrikampis
tastesskoniai
bitterkartus
freshšviežias
saltysūrus
sourrūgštus
spicyaštrus
sweetsaldus
qualitiessavybės
badblogas
cleanšvarus
darktamsus
difficultsunkus
dirtypurvinas
drysausas
easylengvas
emptytuščias
expensivebrangus
fastgreitas
foreignužsienio
fullpilnas
goodgeras
hardsunkus/kietas/smarkus
heavyit is for weight
inexpensivenebrangus
lightlengvas; šviesa is noun
localvietinis
newnaujas
noisytriukšmingas
oldsenas
powerfulgalingas
quietramus
correctteisingas
slowlėtas
softminkštas
verylabai
weaksilpnas
wetšlapias
wrongblogas, neteisingas, netikslus
youngjaunas
quantitieskiekiai
fewkeletas
littlefor uncountable nouns
manyfor countable nouns
muchfor uncountable nouns
partdalis
somekažkiek, kažkoks, kažkuris
a fewno more than 3 - 4
wholevisas/visa

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