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FluentFiction - Latvian

Are you ready to supercharge your Latvian listening comprehension? Our podcast is the perfect tool for you. Studies show that the key to mastering a second language is through repetition and active processing. That's why each episode of our podcast features a story in Latvian, followed by a sentence-by-sentence retelling that alternates between Latvian and English. This approach not only allows you to fully understand and absorb the vocabulary and grammar but also provides a bilingual support to aid your listening comprehension. But we don't stop there. Research in sociolinguistics highlights the importance of culture in language learning, which is...

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Recent Episodes of FluentFiction - Latvian


Overcoming Stage Fright: A Heartwarming Tale of Confidence

Overcoming Stage Fright: A Heartwarming Tale of Confidence

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: Overcoming Stage Fright: A Heartwarming Tale of Confidence
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Gimnāzija bija pilna ar dzīvību.
En: The gymnasium was full of life.

Lv: Bērni un jaunieši skraidīja apkārt, gatavojoties talantu šovam.
En: Children and young people were running around, preparing for the talent show.

Lv: Rūta stāvēja stūra, vērojot notiekošo.
En: Rūta stood in the corner, obs...

Episode 18 July 2024 16m and 56s


The Eccentric Saga: From Scientist to Mouse and Back

The Eccentric Saga: From Scientist to Mouse and Back

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: The Eccentric Saga: From Scientist to Mouse and Back
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Vidus vasarā, slepenā laboratorijā, mirdzošas lampas liepām deva siltumu.
En: In the middle of summer, in a secret laboratory, glowing lamps provided warmth to the linden trees.

Lv: Ansis, mazliet traks, bet vienmēr ziņkārīgs latviešu zinātnieks, stāvēja pie sava pēdējā izgudrojuma.
En: Ansis, a slightly eccentric but always curious Latvian...

Episode 17 July 2024 17m and 18s


Rainy Day Serendipity: How A Tea Shop Sparked Love and Creativity

Rainy Day Serendipity: How A Tea Shop Sparked Love and Creativity

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: Rainy Day Serendipity: How A Tea Shop Sparked Love and Creativity
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Rīgā, skaistā vasaras dienā, Elīna ieiet mazā tējas veikalā vecpilsētā.
En: In Riga, on a beautiful summer day, Elīna enters a small tea shop in the old town.

Lv: Lietus sāk gāzt no debesīm kā spainis izlietu.
En: Rain begins to pour from the sky as if it were being dumped from a b...

Episode 16 July 2024 15m and 51s


Strawberries and Snapshots: A Love Story in the Heart of Riga

Strawberries and Snapshots: A Love Story in the Heart of Riga

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: Strawberries and Snapshots: A Love Story in the Heart of Riga
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Visa Rīga Centrāltirgus bija dzīvs un krāsains.
En: Riga Central Market was alive and colorful.

Lv: Vasaras saule sildīja paviljonus un tirgotāji smaidīja saviem pircējiem.
En: The summer sun warmed the pavilions and the vendors smiled at their customers.

Lv: Emīls, vietējais maiznieks, pastaigājās starp stendi...

Episode 15 July 2024 18m and 5s


Ambitions and Farewells: Karlis' Journey Abroad

Ambitions and Farewells: Karlis' Journey Abroad

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: Ambitions and Farewells: Karlis' Journey Abroad
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Karstais Rīgas vasaras rīts.
En: A hot summer morning in Riga.

Lv: Mākoņi šļakstās debesīs, un saule lēj savas zeltainās gaismas pār Vecpilsētas jumtiem.
En: Clouds splashed across the sky, and the sun poured its golden light over the rooftops of the Old Town.

Lv: Kaimiņos, rožu dārzos un mazos pagalm...

Episode 14 July 2024 16m and 52s


The Last-Minute Ingredient: A Gastronomist's Market Challenge

The Last-Minute Ingredient: A Gastronomist's Market Challenge

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: The Last-Minute Ingredient: A Gastronomist's Market Challenge
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Rīgas Centrāltirgus bija pilns ar cilvēkiem.
En: The Riga Central Market was full of people.

Lv: Saulains vasaras rīts.
En: It was a sunny summer morning.

Lv: Māris pastaigājās starp stendiem.
En: Māris strolled between the stalls.

Lv: Viņš bija jauns gastronomists ar lieliem sapņiem.
En: He was a young...

Episode 13 July 2024 16m and 7s


Rekindling Roots: Latvian Tradition and Self-Discovery

Rekindling Roots: Latvian Tradition and Self-Discovery

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: Rekindling Roots: Latvian Tradition and Self-Discovery
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Zaļas pļavas un senas koka mājas ieskāva Latvju Etnogrāfisko Brīvdabas muzeju.
En: Green meadows and old wooden houses surrounded the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum.

Lv: Vasaras saules staros zaļie koki mirdzēja.
En: In the rays of the summer sun, the green trees shimmered.

Lv: Jāņi, latviešu mīļotie svētki, tika svinēti ar dzi...

Episode 12 July 2024 17m and 8s


Friendship Blossoms: A Field Trip to Discover Golden Secrets

Friendship Blossoms: A Field Trip to Discover Golden Secrets

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: Friendship Blossoms: A Field Trip to Discover Golden Secrets
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Saulainā vasaras dienā Centrālajā parkā Rīgā bija pilns ar skolēniem, kuri bija ieradušies mācību ekskursijā.
En: On a sunny summer day, Central Park in Riga was teeming with students who had come for an educational field trip.

Lv: Parkā ziedēja krāšņas puķes un zaļoja koku lapas.
En: The park was full of blooming fl...

Episode 11 July 2024 17m and 16s


A Stolen Masterpiece: The Riga Market Mystery Unveiled

A Stolen Masterpiece: The Riga Market Mystery Unveiled

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: A Stolen Masterpiece: The Riga Market Mystery Unveiled
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Saulainā dienā Rīgas Centrāltirgū valdīja dzīvība.
En: On a sunny day at the Riga Central Market, there was life bustling all around.

Lv: Tirgotāji pārdeva svaigus dārzeņus, amatnieki izrādīja savus darbus, un tūristi staigāja pa stalēm.
En: Vendors were selling fresh vegetables, artisans were showcasing their work, and tourists were...

Episode 10 July 2024 17m and 3s


Returning to Roots: A Summer Reunion of Heart and Heritage

Returning to Roots: A Summer Reunion of Heart and Heritage

Fluent Fiction - Latvian: Returning to Roots: A Summer Reunion of Heart and Heritage
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Story Transcript:

Lv: Centrāltirgus Rīgā plaukstēja vasaras dienā.
En: The Central Market in Riga flourished on a summer day.

Lv: Tirgoņi piedāvāja preces, smaržoja svaigi cepta rudzu maize, un cilvēki smējās un sarunājās.
En: Vendors offered goods, the scent of freshly baked rye bread filled the air, and people laughed and conversed...

Episode 9 July 2024 16m and 2s

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