Word for the Travel Wise (01/01/07)

FlagOkay, so after watching the comical yet sad video below out of Lithuania where a poor man tries crawling across the street after a night of too much drinking (Thanks Neil) it made picking today’s word easy. My hope is that no one started their New Year’s off this way. Its one thing to have a few drinks, but being in a state like the fellow below is just plain scary.

Today’s word is a Lithuanian word used in Lithuania:

alus – beer

First and foremost the best guide to the Baltics seems to be City Paper. They were the only ones who even offered a small list of commonly used Lithuanian words. The paper states you’ll be okay if you know a little Russian and the Lithuanian lingo is closely related to the now extinct Old Prussian. Otherwise finding resources on this one were pretty hard and um, weird. This afoto site lets you learn the parts of the face and hair by clicking on a picture of a young girl. Something about this felt awkward, but it works, I guess. Ominglot has their usual written language guide and Orbislingua has a few audio and reading recommendations. To purchase talking dictionaries click here.

Past Lithuanian words: viesbutis, gatve, skanaus