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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!

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Music: Vieux Farka Toure - Ana {Pocket Remix} by pocketproductions (c) copyright 2007 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/pocketproductions/8916 Ft: Pocket (Richard Jankovich)

Nov 28, 2007

Hello everybody, this is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where you learn Lithuanian along with me, the beginner, and where my wife Raminta keeps us all in line.  Now, if you’ve been following the last few episodes you know that Raminta’s on the road right now and, honestly, when we started the...


Nov 26, 2007

Beginning at the age of 40, Grand Duke, or High King, Gediminas was ruler of Lithuania from 1316 to 1341. He became the monarch of the Lithuanians 80 years after the Battle of the Sun.  Gediminas ruled for 25 years and he inherited lands that included what is now Lithuania as well as parts of Belarus. Gediminas was very...


Nov 25, 2007

Approximately every fifth lesson will be a quick response lesson.  We’ll say the word or phrase in English and you say it in Lithuanian  -  Out Loud!  This time we have so much to review, we’re breaking it up into two episodes.  Sorry, no more questions, the exam starts...


Nov 25, 2007

Approximately every fifth lesson will be a quick response lesson.  We’ll say the word or phrase in English and you say it in Lithuanian  -  Out Loud!  This time we have so much to review, we’re breaking it up into two episodes.  Sorry, no more questions, the exam starts...


Nov 19, 2007

Who are the Samogitians?  According to the Wikipedia page entitled, Samogitia, Samogitia or Žemaitija in Lithuanian, is one of five ethnographic regions in Lithuania.  It’s primarily the western third of Lithuania.  The Samogitians were a key factor during the Battle of the Sun.
In 1236, the invading Livonian...