Lithuanian language resources – Language Links Database

Lithuanian – is the official state language of Lithuania and is recognized as one of the official languages of the European Union. It is a Baltic language, closely related to Latvian, although they are not mutually intelligible. It is written in a Latin alphabet. The Lithuanian language is often said to be the most conservative living Indo-European language, retaining many features of Proto-Indo-European now lost in other Indo-European languages.

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Native speakers: ~4.1 million (2014)

Official language in: Lithuania, European Union


Lithuanian Grammar and Pronunciation



  • Utexas.edu - Lithuanian and Old Lithuanian grammar
  • Learn101 - All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists.
  • MyLanguages - Courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises
  • Oneness.vu.lt - an interactive, online course
  • ILanguages - This site is designed to teach you and help you learn Lithuanian for free through vocabularyphrasesgrammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Debeselis.net -  Pronunciation, Lessons, Grammar, Phrases, Vocabulary, Links, Forum
  • Slic.org.au - Basic grammar and pronunciation in easy and fun flash lessons
  • Babaev.tripod.com - The Historical Grammar of Lithuanian language
  • Garsiai.lt - Write any text in Lithuanian and hear it pronounced
  • Wikipedia - Lithuanian grammar
  • Lituanus.org - Lots of linguistic articles regarding Lithuanian
  • Cooljugator.com - Online Verb Conjugator
  • Slic.org.au - 24 lessons introducing common phrases & grammar with audio and pictures
  • Lithuanian.libsyn.com - Online course
  • Thelithuanians.com - Audio and Text Lessons


Digitized Grammar Books



  • Archive.org Lithuanian etymological index by Harold Bender (1921)
  • Google Books Colloquial Lithuanian: The Complete Course for Beginners by Meilutė Ramonienė,Ian Press (1996)(view only)


Lithuanian Vocabulary



  • Wiktionary - A 207-word frequency list
  • TravLang - Vocabulary for travelers
  • Lithuanian.lituanien.free.fr - Thematic vocabulary (on the left)
  • Webapp.lt - Random verbs (and test)
  • Parleremo - Thematic vocabulary (and quiz)
  • Parleremo - Flashcards
  • Loecsen - Basic words and useful phrases you will need for your trip (with audio and pdf)
  • DigitlDialects - Language Learning Games
  • SurfaceLanguages - Learn phrases – these cover a wide variety of topics, including the numbers, days of the week, greetings and the months. The phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
  • Uebersetzung.at - Tongue Twisters
  • Cram.com - Hundreds of flashcards
  • Quizlet.com - Lessons and thousands of flashcards
  • Linguanaut - Phrases
  • Dicts.info - Database containing about 2000 most important meanings organized into topics
  • Dicts.info - Flashcards. A simple game allowing you to learn Lithuanian vocabulary.
  • Dicts.info - Learn vocabulary – an application which allows you to learn Lithuanian vocabulary
  • Dicts.info - Vocabulary trainer. A simple game allowing you to train your knowledge of vocabulary.


Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books



  • Archive.org Lithuanian self-instruction: vocabulary by topics, by Joseph Laukis (1908)


Lithuanian Reading Materials




Lithuanian Dictionaries




Digitized Dictionaries



  • Google Books Lithuanian Dictionary: English-Lithuanian, Lithuanian-English by Bronius Piesarskas (1995)(view only)
  • Google Books Lithuanian-English, English-Lithuanian Dictionary and Phrasebook by Jurgita Baltrušaitytė (2004)(view only)


Lithuanian Listening and Video Resources



PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS



  • ITunes Lithuanian Out Loud is a podcast series designed for students of the Lithuanian language. Come along with native Lithuanian speaker and author Raminta and her North-American husband Jack. They’ll teach you Lithuanian in beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons along with tidbits about the history and culture of Raminta’s homelan. 298 lessons.
  • Saylabas.com The Say Labas Podcast. Learn some interesting facts and history as well as we hear about what Tim and Solveiga have been up to. We also try to find the tools, resources, and tricks you can use to learn not only Lithuanian but about also how to get around Lithuania its places to visit and its best kept secrets.
  • Forvo - Over 11000 words pronounced by native speakers


TV / VIDEO / MOVIES



  • MyEasyTV - A list of 6 TV stations
  • SquidTV - A list of 12 TV stations
  • Tv.15min.lt - Watch Lithuanian TV shows
  • YouTube - A list of YT video lessons
  • Reddit - 2 movies (with links and English subtitles)
  • Lrt.lt - The official website of the Lithuanian national radio and television. You will find an archive of radio and TV shows there.


RADIO



  • Rad.io - A list of over 20 radio stations


MUSIC




Lithuanian In Other Languages



  • Lituania.italietuva.com - Grammar (in Italian)
  • Cahiers-lituaniens.org - Lithuanian-French vocabulary
  • Archive.org Die slavischen Fremdwörter im litauischen by Aleksander Brückner (1877)
  • Google Books Wörterbuch der littauischen Sprache by Georg Nesselmann (1851)
  • Archive.org Litauisches Lesebuch mit Grammatik und Wörterbuch by August Leskien (1919)
  • Archive.org Litauisches Elementarbuch by Maxim Vælkel (1900)
  • Archive.org Grammatik der littauischen Sprache by Friedrich Kurschat (1876)
  • Archive.org Handbuch der Litauischen Sprache by Ausgust Schleicher (1856)
  • Archive.org Die Wortfolge im Litauischen by Ernst Schwentner (1922)

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