Tue, 9 December 2008
Hi there, this is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud. On previous episodes Raminta and I went over the nationalities of some of our listeners. We named the countries, named nationalities and drank toasts to the countries. Since then we’ve added many listeners from many nations around the world. Today we want to catch up our listeners from these nations by doing the same for them. Just so you know, we recorded this a few weeks ago and since then some more listeners in other nations joined us. So, we pasted some more recordings into this episode. Because of that the audio might sound a little bit odd here and there but, hey, what are you gonna do? Enjoy!
Photograph: Lithuanians in the Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament)
Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Raminta and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.
Today we’re in the month of December which in Lithuanian is…gruodis.
Why is 16 February Lithuanian Independence Day? The Act of Independence was signed by the Council of Lithuania 16 February 1918. It was during World War I and German troops were still in control of Lithuania. The German Empire prohibited the printing of the Act in Lithuanian newspapers. After Germany lost World War I, Lithuania established its independence for the first time in the 20th Century. Of course, after the Soviet Union invaded and occupied Lithuania in 1944, Lithuanians had to wait until 11 March 1990 to declare independence again.
pradėkime, let’s get started
If we leave off any nationalities you’d like to see here, just let us know. Here are the names of some countries in Lithuanian.
Now let’s say, for example, I’m from Kenya or I’m from Indonesia.
I’m from China aš iš Kinijos
Now we’ll describe our nationality such as I am Croatian or I am Portuguese, etcetera.
I’m Chinese aš kinas
Now let’s go over some of the languages spoken in these countries…
Chinese kinų kalba
Now let’s learn how to toast these nations over drinks…
for China! už Kiniją!
In this section while Raminta was recording her voice someone was trying to make her laugh. I decided to keep the laughter in.
for Romania! už Rumuniją!
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