- Learn Lithuanian
Translation / Essentials
|Good evening||Labas vakaras|
|See you later||Iki|
|Thanks a lot||Labai ačiū|
|Thank you for your help||Dėkoju u jūsų pagalbą|
|Don't mention it||Nėra u ką|
|How much is it?||Kokia kaina?|
|I don't understand||A nesuprantu|
|I get it||A supratau|
|I don't know||A neinau|
|Excuse me, where are the toilets?||Kur yra tualetas?|
|Happy New Year!||Gerų metų!|
|Happy birthday!||Su gimtadieniu!|
|Happy holiday!||Gerų venčių!|
How to learn Lithuanian by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day. And it will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in Vilnius, in Kaunas or elsewhere in Lithuania, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.
Why speak Lithuanian while traveling?As a member of the European Union, the Schengen Area and the Eurozone, this Baltic State has many lakes, forests and national parks well worth visiting. When visiting the country, do not miss out on major tourist attractions such as the Curonian Spit, the Hill of Crosses and Trakai Island Castle, the latter being the location of films such as Dungeons & Dragons and Highlander.
If you are interested in the history of Northern and Central Europe, Lithuania could be the perfect destination for a voyage of discovery, as its cultural heritage is strongly influenced by the history and culture of Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Finland and Romania in many aspects, including gastronomy, to name but one.
Make a success of your stay in LithuaniaWhether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.
How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?Spoken by more than 3 million people around the world, Lithuanian is written with the Latin alphabet, enriched by the use of diacritics and diagrams. The accents can be used to indicate the length of the vowels or the accent of the word. The language also has a pitch accent which distinguishes two mobile intonations, one rough and the other soft.
With 12 vowels and 20 consonants, the pronunciation of Lithuanian is clear and vocalic, closer to Slavic or Romance languages than to Germanic ones owing to a lack of aspiration. It is a language of three accents: ascending, descending and long.