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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)

Dec 28, 2012

LL0275 – Mokėti To Know How 

 

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Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Gintarė and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.

 

In a previous episode we described the knygnešiai, the Lithuanian book smugglers.

 

In 1905 Russian authorities recognized the book ban policy...


Dec 17, 2012

Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Gintarė and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.

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According to Wikipedia, the online free dictionary, The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania resulted in the near total destruction of Lithuanian Jews living in the Nazi-controlled...


Jul 23, 2012

Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Gintarė and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.

 

Every summer the port city of Klaipėda holds Jūros šventė - The Sea's Festival.  Šventė is the Lithuanian word for holiday, feast, or festival.  Jūra is the word for the sea.

 


Jul 20, 2012

Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Gintarė and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.

 

According to the website "Musical Instruments," the kanklės is an ancient, traditional stringed musical instrument of Lithuania.  The kanklės was carved from a single piece of wood and...


May 5, 2012

LL0271 – Mes Su Narimantu Narimantas And I

 

Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Gintarė and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.

 

According to the Wikipedia page, Užgavėnės, this is a traditional Lithuanian celebration that's held at the same time as Mardi Gras in...