Prepositions with dative case Exercises in Lithuanian language

Mastering the use of prepositions with the dative case in Lithuanian can significantly enhance your fluency and comprehension of the language. Prepositions in Lithuanian often govern specific cases, and understanding which prepositions require the dative case is essential for proper sentence construction. This grammatical aspect can initially seem daunting, but with practice, you will find it becomes second nature. Our exercises are designed to help you identify and correctly use dative prepositions, enriching your ability to convey nuanced meanings and relationships between objects and actions. In Lithuanian, the dative case often indicates the indirect object of a verb, showing to whom or for whom something is done. Prepositions such as "pas" (to/at someone's place), "ant" (on/upon), and "prieš" (before/against) frequently require the dative case, transforming the meaning of sentences in context. By practicing with these targeted exercises, you'll gain confidence in recognizing and applying these prepositions correctly. Whether you are a beginner or looking to refine your skills, these exercises are structured to progressively build your understanding and proficiency, helping you achieve greater linguistic accuracy and depth in Lithuanian.

Exercise 1

<p>1. Jis padėjo knygas ant stalo *mokytojui* (someone who teaches).</p> <p>2. Vaikai nunešė gėles *mamai* (a parent).</p> <p>3. Aš parodžiau nuotraukas *draugui* (a close companion).</p> <p>4. Ji rašė laišką *močiutei* (an elderly female relative).</p> <p>5. Mes išsiuntėme dovaną *vaikui* (a young person).</p> <p>6. Jis paskolino pinigus *broliui* (a male sibling).</p> <p>7. Jie padovanojo žaislą *mergaitei* (a young female).</p> <p>8. Aš padėjau maišą *seneliui* (an elderly male relative).</p> <p>9. Jis paskambino *tėvui* (a male parent).</p> <p>10. Mes parašėme sveikinimą *draugei* (a close female companion).</p>

Exercise 2

<p>1. Ji padeda vaikui *su* namų darbais (preposition for assistance).</p> <p>2. Mes einame *pas* gydytoją rytoj (preposition for visiting a person).</p> <p>3. Aš kalbu *su* draugu telefonu (preposition for communication).</p> <p>4. Jie važiuoja *į* miestą (preposition for direction).</p> <p>5. Jis ateina *pas* senelį vakarienei (preposition for visiting a person).</p> <p>6. Vaikai žaidžia *su* kamuoliu kieme (preposition for interaction).</p> <p>7. Mokytoja aiškina taisyklę *su* pavyzdžiais (preposition for using something).</p> <p>8. Ji eina *pas* kirpėją kirpti plaukų (preposition for visiting a professional).</p> <p>9. Aš kalbu *su* kolega apie projektą (preposition for discussion).</p> <p>10. Jie keliauja *į* kitą miestą (preposition for destination).</p>

Exercise 3

<p>1. Jis eina *pas* draugą (preposition to indicate direction towards someone).</p> <p>2. Mes susitinkame *prie* kavinės (preposition indicating proximity or location near something).</p> <p>3. Ji dovanojo gėles *savo* mokytojai (preposition indicating possession or belonging).</p> <p>4. Jis važiuoja *link* miesto centro (preposition indicating direction towards a place).</p> <p>5. Aš kalbėjau *su* savo draugu (preposition indicating accompaniment or interaction with someone).</p> <p>6. Jis eina *į* parduotuvę (preposition indicating movement into a place).</p> <p>7. Mes gyvename *šalia* parko (preposition indicating proximity or location next to something).</p> <p>8. Jis padovanojo knygą *savo* sesei (preposition indicating possession or belonging).</p> <p>9. Ji sėdi *ant* kėdės (preposition indicating position on top of something).</p> <p>10. Mes vaikštome *per* miestą (preposition indicating movement across or through a place).</p>

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