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Lithuanian Out Loud is a podcast series designed for fans of the Lithuanian language. Come along with native Lithuanian author/lawyer Raminta and her North-American husband, Jack. They'll teach you Lithuanian along with tidbits about the history and culture of Raminta's homeland - Lietuva!

Music: Vieux Farka Toure - Ana {Pocket Remix} by pocketproductions (c) copyright 2007 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license. Ft: Pocket (Richard Jankovich)


Aug 30, 2007

Did you know some famous NFL players are Lithuanian?  How about Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears?  Or Joe Jurevicius?  How about Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts?  Some more basic words we can use in every day conversation are;

lietuviškai (lietuviškai is not...

Aug 29, 2007

Every fifth episode will be a quick response lesson.  We'll say the word or phrase in English and you say the Lithuanian Out Loud as fast as you can.  Keep repeating the lesson until you ace it all.  Good luck! 

good morning               
labas rytas

cute hello                     
labuka or...

Aug 29, 2007

The president of Lithuania is a Lithuanian American from Chicago, Valdas Adamkus.  In today's lesson we explain how Lithuanian families name their members. 

Stasys Nutautas and Ona Nutautien─Ś had a daughter named Alma Nutautait─Ś.

Alma married Valdas Adamkus and changed her name to Alma Adamkien─Ś. 

Words on today's...

Aug 28, 2007

If you ever visit the home of a Lithuanian family we have some etiquette here for you.  Don't drink too much during your visit or you'll end up like Jack.

Vytautas the Great was a 15th century Grand Duke of Lithuania and is considered a hero in present day Lithuania.

laba diena                     
good day or good...

Aug 28, 2007

Lithuanian is a very old language and the ability to speak it is a point of pride for any linguist.  The most popular sport in Lithuania is basketball.  Watch the Lithuanians at the next Summer Olympics.  Sooner or later they'll bring home the gold! 

labas rytas