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Lithuanian phrasebook

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Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania and is spoken by about 4 million native speakers. The language belongs to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family. Researchers of Indo-European languages say Lithuanian is the most archaic of all the living Indo-European tongues. In this respect it compares to the earliest Indo-European texts written 2500-3000 years ago. The Commission of the Lithuanian Language is the official regulating organization of the language.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Stress[edit]

Stress in Lithuanian is not fixed; the stress can fall almost anywhere on any word. If you are even seriously considering to study the language intensively, the best way to learn the language is to learn it word by word. When speaking Lithuanian, you won't know which word to stress (unless you know for sure), but you will still get understood, even if you get it wrong.

Stress on syllable of a word is variable. It can occur on any syllable, and it's important to try to stress the right one because not only the exact meaning of the word may vary depending on which syllable is stressed, but there may be identically spelled words with totally different meaning which depends on different stress.

There are three types of stress tone: one short and two prolonged (acute and circumflex). This part is rather difficult even for native Lithuanians, therefore, for the sake of simplicity, in this phrasebook only the stressed syllable is typed in caps, the tone is not indicated.

Vowels[edit]

In the Lithuanian vowels, you shall find both long and short vowel sounds.

A a 
(Short) Like “u” in “but”, (long) like “a” in “car”
Ą ą 
Similar as Lithuanian “a”, like “u” in “but” (short), sometimes like “a” in “car”
E e 
(Short) Like “e” in “set”, (long) like “a” in “amber”
Ę ę 
Similar as Lithuanian “e”, like “e” in “set” (short), sometimes like “a” in “sad”
Ė ė 
Like “e” in “bed”, but longer / more like “e” in German “mehr”
I i 
Like “i” in “sit”
Į į 
Similar as Lithuanian “i”, like “i” in “sit” (short), sometimes like “ee” in “feet”
Y y 
(Long only) Like “ee” in “keep”
O o 
(short) like "o" in "pod", (Long) Like “aw” in “paw”
U u 
Like “u” in “put”
Ų ų 
Similar as Lithuanian “u”, like “u” in “put” (short), sometimes like “oo” in “pool”
Ū ū 
(Long only) like “oo” in “pool”

Consonants[edit]

B b 
Like "b" in "bat".
C c 
Like "ts" in "cats".
Č č 
Like "ch" in "cheese".
D d 
Like "d" in "dad".
F f 
Like "f" in "food".
G g 
Like "g" in "good".
H h 
Like "h" in "hat".
J j 
Like "y" in "you".
K k 
Like "k" in "keep".
L l 
Like "l" in "look".
M m 
Like "m" in "mud".
N n 
Like "n" in "no".
P p 
Like "p" in "pat".
R r 
Like "r" in "run" but trilled.
S s 
Like "s" in "sat".
Š š 
Like "sh" in "sheet".
T t 
Like "t" in "top".
V v 
Like "v" in "very".
Z z 
Like "z" in "zebra".
Ž ž 
Like "s" in "treasure".

Common digraphs[edit]

ai 
(Short) Like "i" in "kite", (long) like "y" in "Kyle" or "ply"
au 
(Short) Like "ou" in "house", (long) like "ow" in "scowl".
ei 
Like "ay" in "play"
ia 
Soft "a", similar as Germanic umlaut "ae" ("ä"), the letter "i" is a soft sign and not pronounced.
Note: when pronounced separately (like in a word Australia) the both letters are always separated with the "j", for example Australija.
ie 
Like "ia" in the Spanish word "fria"
io 
Soft "o", similar as Germanic umlaut "oe" ("ö"), the letter "i" is a soft sign and not pronounced
iu 
Soft "u" like "ew" in "few", similar as Germanic umlaut "ue" ("ü"), the letter "i" is a soft sign and not pronounced
ui 
Like "ui" in the Spanish word "fui".
uo 
Like "wa" in "water" or "war".
ch 
Similar to "h" in "halva", but not an exact equivalent; like "kh" in "Mikhail"; same as German "ch".
dz 
Like "ds" in "roads".
dž 
Like "j" in "jump".

Not actual digraphs[edit]

ck 
Always pronounced "tsk".
kc 
Always pronounced "kts" (for example: Akcija - AHK-tsih-yah) .
ny 
Pronunciation as a word "knee".

Grammar[edit]

Unless you intend to seriously study the language, learning Lithuanian grammar on your trip is not realistic. Some general tips and short explanations presented below can be of useful service.

The second person pronoun jūs is the plural of tu and is also used, as in French, for polite address to one person.

Nouns have two genders: some nouns are masculine, some feminine. Almost all nouns have singular and plural numbers, but there are some exceptions. Nouns have seven cases. Cases are made not by adding preposition but by modifying the ending. Prepositions are used in addition when and if needed.

Adjectives have six cases, same adjective can be both masculine and feminine, singular and plural. Cases and genders are made by modifying the ending.

Lithuanian verb infinite form has the ending -ti. Verbs have four tenses:

1) Present tense - describes present or ongoing actions;
2) Past tense - describes past actions, particularly if they are finished;
3) Past iterative (frequentative) tense - translates as "used to" in English. In order to construct this tense you have to remove the infinitive ending -ti, add the suffix -dav- to the stem and add the corresponding ending of the past tense for the first conjugation.
4) Future tense - describes what will happen in the future. Remove the infinitive ending -ti, add the -s- suffix which is used to form this tense, add the appropriate ending.

Participles can be both masculine and feminine, singular and plural; have six cases and four or three tenses, depending on type. There are 13 types of Lithuanian participles.

Syntax[edit]

Lithuanian language has the free word order. Same sentence can be said or written in many ways; the same word order may have different meanings if the stress falls on different words. Lithuanian language is very playful. The formal word order is subject–verb–object, but practically the order depends on what and how the speaker wants to say. Certain other rules of the word order exist, some rules are quite strict but at the same time they have a certain degree of flexibility, there almost are no matches in the English language.

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs

OPEN 
Atidaryta (ah-tih-dah-REE-tah)
CLOSED 
Uždaryta (oozh-dah-REE-tah)
ENTRANCE 
Įėjimas (ee-eh-YIH-mahs)
EXIT 
Išėjimas (ish-eh-YIH-mahs)
PUSH 
Stumkite / Stumti (stOOM-kih-teh / stOOM-tih)
PULL 
Traukite / Traukti (TROW-kih-teh / TROWK-tih)
TOILET 
Tualetas (sing.) / Tualetai (plur.) (twah-LA-tuy/ twah-LA-tahs)
MEN 
Vyrų (VEE-roo)
WOMEN 
Moterų (MAW-teh-roo)
FORBIDDEN 
Uždrausta (banned) / Draudžiama (restricted) (OOZH-drows-tah / DROW-jeh-mah)


Hi 
Labas (LAH-bahs)
Hello (informal
Sveiki (formal, plural) (Svay-KEE) / Sveikas (for a male) (SVAY-kahs) / Sveika (for a female) (Svay-KAh)
How are you / How are you doing? 
Kaip gyvuojate? (Kuyp gee-WA-yah-teh?)
How do you do? 
Kaip sekasi? (Kuyp SEh-kah-sih?)
What's up? What's going on / What's new? 
Kaip reikalai? Kas naujo? (Kuyp ray-kah-LUY? Kus NOW-yaw?)
Fine, thank you 
Ačiū, gerai (AH-choo, geh-RUY)
What is your name? 
Koks jūsų vardas? (Kawks YOO-soo VAHR-dahs?)
My name is ______ . 
Mano vardas yra ______ . (MAH-naw VAHR-dahs ee-rAH _____ .)
Pleased to meet you 
Malonu (mah-law-NOO)
Please 
Prašau (prah-SHOW)
Thank you 
Ačiū (AH-choo)
Thanks 
Dėkui (DEHH-kooy)
You're welcome 
Prašom (PRAH-shom)
Welcome! (greeting on arrival) 
Sveiki atvykę! (formal, plural) (svay-KEE ut-VEE-keh), Sveikas atvykęs! (masculine, singular) (SVAY-kus ut-VEE-kehs), Sveika atvykusi! (feminine, singular) (svay-KAH ut-VEE-koo-si)
Yes 
Taip (Tuyp)
No 
Ne (na)
I apologize / Forgive me 
Atleiskite (aht-LAIS-kee-teh)
Sorry / Excuse me 
Atsiprašau (universal form) (ah-tsih-prah-SHAOO)
I'm sorry (expressing sympathy) 
Užjaučiu (literally "am compassionating") / Apgailestauju (literally "am being pity") (OOZH-yow-choo / up-guy-less-TOW-yoo)
I can't speak Lithuanian [well / fluently] 
Nekalbu [gerai / laisvai] lietuviškai (NA-kahl-boo [gheh-RUY / luys-VUY] lyeh-TUH-vihsh-kuy)
Do you speak English? 
Ar kalbate angliškai? (ahr KAHL-bah-teh AHNG-lihsh-kuy?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Ar kas nors čia kalba angliškai? (ahr kahs NAWRS chyah KAHL-bah AHNG-lihsh-kuy?)
Help! 
Gelbėkite! (GHEHL-behh-kih-teh!)
Look out! / Watch out! 
Atsargiai! / Saugokis! (aht-SAHR-gay / SOW-ghaw-kiss)
Good morning 
Labas rytas (LAH-bahs REE-tahs)
Good evening 
Labas vakaras (LAH-bahs VAH-kah-rahs)
Goodbye 
Viso gero (VEE-saw GHEh-raw)
Adieu 
Sudie (soo-DYEH)
Farewell (interjection - wish) 
Geros kloties (gheh-RAWS claw-TEARS)
Farewell (noun - an act of departure) 
Atsisveikinimas (ut-see-SVAY-kee-nee-mus)
See you later / Bye 
Iki pasimatymo / Iki (ee-KIh pah-sih-MAH-tee-maw / ee-KIH)
Good night / Night 
Labos nakties / Labanakt (lah-BAWS nahk-TYEHS / lah-BAH-nahkt)
I don't understand 
Nesuprantu (neh-suh-prahn-TOO)
Where is the toilet? 
Kur yra tualetas? (Kuhr EE-rah twah-LA-tahs?)

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone 
Palik mane (pah-LICK mah-NEh)
Get off! 
Pasitrauk! (pah-sih-TROWK)
Get out! 
Eik šalin! (Ayk shah-LEEN) (note: "ayk" is pronounced like a word "ache")
Don't touch me! 
Nelieskite manęs! (neh-LYEHS-kee-teh mah-NAS)
I'll call the police 
Aš iškviesiu policiją (ahsh eesh-KVYEH-syoo paw-LIH-tsiyah)
Police! 
Policija! (paw-LIH-tsiyah)
Stop! Thief! 
Stabdykite vagį! (stahb-DEE-kih-teh VAH-ghee)
I need your help 
Man reikia jūsų pagalbos (mahn RAY-keh YOO-soo pah-GHAHL-baws)
It's an emergency 
Skubiai reikia pagalbos, rimtas atvejis (skoo-BAY RAY-keh pah-GHAHL-baws, REEM-tahs AHT-veh-yees)
I'm lost 
Aš pasiklydau (ahsh pah-see-KLEE-dow)
I lost my backpack / bag / handbag 
Aš pamečiau savo kuprinę / krepšį / rankinę (ahsh PAh-meh-chau SAH-vaw koop-RIH-neh / KREHP-she / RUN-kee-neh)
I lost my wallet 
Aš pamečiau piniginę (ahsh PAh-meh-chau pee-nee-GHEE-neh)
I'm sick 
Man bloga (mAHn BLAW-gah)
I've been injured 
Mane sužeidė (mah-NEh SOO-zhay-deh)
I need a [help of] doctor 
Man reikia daktaro [pagalbos] (mahn RAY-kyah DAHK-tah-raw pah-GHAHL-baws)
Can I use your phone? 
Ar galėčiau pasinaudoti jūsų telefonu? (ahr ghah-LEHH-chau pah-see-now-DAW-tee YOO-soo teh-leh-FAW-noo?)

Numbers[edit]

nulis (NOO-lihs)
vienas (VYEh-nahs)
du (doo)
trys (trees)
keturi (keh-too-RIh)
penki (pehn-KIh)
šeši (sheh-SHIh)
septyni (sehp-tee-NIh)
aštuoni (ahsh-twa-NIh)
devyni (deh-vee-NIh)
10 
dešimt (DEH-shihmt)
11 
Vienuolika (vyeh-NWA-lih-kah)
12 
Dvylika (DVEE-lih-kah)
13 
Trylika (TREE-lih-kah)
14 
Keturiolika (keh-tuh-RYAW-lih-kah)
15 
Penkiolika (pen-KYAW-lih-kah)
16 
Šešiolika (sheh-SHYAW-lih-kah)
17 
Septyniolika (sep-tee-NYAW-lih-kah)
18 
Aštuoniolika (ahsh-twa-NYAW-lih-kah)
19 
Devyniolika (deh-vee-NYAW-lih-kah)
20 
Dvidešimt (DVIh-deh-shihmt)
21 
Dvidešimt vienas (DVIH-deh-shihmt VYEh-nahs)
30 
Trisdešimt (TRIHS-deh-shihmt)
40 
Keturiasdešimt (KEh-too-ryahs-deh-shihmt)
50 
Penkiasdešimt (PEHh-kyahs-deh-shihmt)
60 
Šešiasdešimt (SHYAh-shyahs-deh-shihmt)
70 
Septyniasdešimt (sehp-TEE-nyahs-deh-shihmt)
80 
Aštuoniasdešimt (ahsh-TWA-nyahs-deh-shihmt)
90 
Devyniasdešimt (dah-VEE-nyahs-deh-shihmt)
100 
Šimtas (SHIHM-tahs)
200 
Du simtai (Doo shim-TUY)
300 
Trys šimtai (trihs shim-TUY)
400 
Keturi šimtai (keh-too-RIH shim-TUY)
500 
Penki šimtai (pen-KIH shim-TUY)
600 
Šeši šimtai (shyah-SHIH shim-TUY)
700 
Septyni šimtai (sehp-TEE-nih shim-TUY)
800 
Aštuoni šimtai (ahsh-TWA-nih shim-TUY)
900 
Devyni šimtai (deh-VEE-nih shim-TUY)
1000 
Tūkstantis (TOOKS-tahn-tihs)
5000 
Penki tūkstančiai (pen-KIH TOOKS-tahn-chuy)
10,000 
Dešimt tūkstančių (DEH-shimt TOOKS-tahn-chyoo)
1,000,000 
vienas milijonas (VYEH-nahs mih-lih-YO-nahs)


Note: the endings of the numbers might change according to the gender and the grammar case, for example:

Four boys 
Keturi berniukai (keh-too-RIh behr-NEW-kuy)
Four daughters 
Keturios dukros (KEH-too-ryaws DOOK-raws)
Mother had four daughters 
Motina turėjo keturias dukras (MAWH-tih-nah too-REHH-yaw KEH-too-rehs dook-RAHS)

Time[edit]

now 
dabar (dah-BAHR)
later 
vėliau (vehh-LYOW)
before 
prieš tai (pryehsh TUY)
afterwards 
po to (paw TAW)
in the morning 
ryte (ree-TEh)
in the afternoon 
po pietų / dieną (paw pyeh-TOO / DYEh-nah)
in the evening 
vakare (vah-kah-REh)
at night 
naktį (NAHK-tee)
at daytime 
dieną / dienos metu (DYEH-nah / dyeh-NAWS meh-TUH)

Clock time[edit]

What time is it? 
Kiek dabar laiko? (kyehk dah-BAHR LUY-kaw?)
It's.....o'clock. 
Dabar.....valanda (dah-BAHR ...... vah-lahn-DAh)
one o'clock AM 
pirma valanda nakties (pihr-MAh vah-lahn-DAh nuck-TEARS)
two o'clock AM 
antra valanda nakties (ahnt-RAh vah-lahn-DAh nuck-TEARS)
noon 
vidurdienis (vih-DUHR-dyeh-nihs)
one o'clock PM 
pirma valanda dienos / pirma po pietų (pihr-MAh vah-lahn-DAh dyeh-NAWS / pihr-MAh paw pyeh-TOO)
two o'clock PM 
antra valanda dienos / antra po pietų (ahnt-RAh vah-lahn-DAh dyeh-NAWS / ahnt-RAh paw pyeh-TOO)
midnight 
vidurnaktis (vih-DUHR-nuck-tihs)

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s) 
_____ minutė(s) (mih-NOO-tehh(s))
_____ hour(s) 
_____ valanda(-os) (vah-lahn-DAh(-aws))
_____ day(s) 
_____ diena(-os) (dyeh-NAh(-aws))
_____ week(s) 
_____ savaitė(s) (sah-VAIh-tehh(s))
_____ month(s) 
_____ mėnuo (mėnesiai) (MEHH-nwa (MEHH-neh-say))
_____ year(s) 
_____ metai (MEh-tuy)

Days[edit]

day 
diena (dyeh-NAh)
morning 
rytas (REE-tus)
noon 
vidurdienis (vih-DUHR-dyeh-nihs)
afternoon 
popietė (PAW-pyeh-tehh)
evening 
vakaras (VAH-kah-rus)
night 
naktis (nuck-TIHS)
midnight 
vidurnaktis (vih-DUHR-nuck-tihs)
today 
šiandien (shehn-DYEHN)
tonight 
šį vakarą (shee VAh-kah-rah)
yesterday 
vakar (VAh-kahr)
tomorrow 
rytoj (ree-TOY)
this week 
šią savaitę (sheh sah-VUY-teh)
last week 
pereitą savaitę (PEH-ray-tah sah-VUY-teh)
next week 
ateinančią savaitę (ah-TAY-nahn-chah sah-VUY-teh)
Monday 
pirmadienis (pihr-MAh-dyeh-nihs)
Tuesday 
antradienis (ahn-TRAh-dyeh-nihs)
Wednesday 
trečiadienis (treh-CHYAh-dyeh-nihs)
Thursday 
ketvirtadienis (keht-vihr-TAh-dyeh-nihs)
Friday 
penktadienis (pehnk-TAh-dyeh-nihs)
Saturday 
šeštadienis (shehsh-TAh-dyeh-nihs)
Sunday 
sekmadienis (sehk-MAh-dyeh-nihs)

Months[edit]

January 
Sausis (SOW-sihs)
February 
Vasaris (vah-SAh-rihs)
March 
Kovas (KAW-vahs)
April 
Balandis (bah-LAHN-dihs)
May 
Gegužė (gheh-GHOO-zheh)
June 
Birželis (bihr-ZHEh-lihs)
July 
Liepa (LYEh-pah)
August 
Rugpjūtis (roogh-PYOO-tihs)
September 
Rugsėjis (roogh-SEh-yihs)
October 
Spalis (SPAH-lihs)
November 
Lapkritis (LAHP-krih-tihs)
December 
Gruodis (ghroo-WAH-dihs)

Writing time and date[edit]

half past ... 
pusė (followed by the NEXT hour, as if "half til ...") (PUh-sehh)

For instance: Half past two. - Pusė trijų. (Half (un)til three.) (PUh-sehh trih-YOU)

a quarter past ... 
penkiolika po (15 minutes past) (pehn-KYAW-lih-kah PAW)
a quarter to ... 
be penkiolikos (15 minutes to) (BEh pehn-KYAW-lih-kAWs)

Seasons[edit]

summer 
vasara (VAh-sah-rah)
autumn 
ruduo (roo-DWAh)
winter 
žiema (zhyeh-MAh)
spring 
pavasaris (pah-VAh-sah-rihs)

Colours[edit]

(translation is given in feminine gender, nominative, sing.; for masculine gender, nominative, sing. one must add the "s" at the end)

black 
juoda (YWOh-dah)
white 
balta (BAHL-tah)
gray 
pilka (PIHL-kah)
red 
raudona (row-DAW-nah)
blue 
mėlyna (MEHH-lee-nah)
yellow 
geltona (ghehl-TAW-nah)
green 
žalia (ZHAH-lyah)
orange 
oranžinė (aw-RAHN-zhih-nehh)
purple 
violetinė (vyaw-LEh-tih-nehh)
brown 
ruda (roo-DAH)
pink 
rausva (ROWS-vah)

Transportation[edit]

car 
automobilis/mašiną (ow-taw-MAW-bih-lihs/mah-shih-NAh)
taxi 
taksi (tahk-SIh, tahk-SEE)
van 
furgonas (fuhr-GAW-nus)
bus 
autobusas (ow-taw-BUh-sus)
truck 
sunkvežimis (SUHNK-veh-zhih-mihs)
bicycle 
dviratis (DVIh-rah-tihs)
motorcycle 
motociklas (maw-taw-TSIH-klus)
trolleybus 
troleibusas (traw-lay-BOO-sus)
tram 
tramvajus (trahm-VAh-yoos)
train 
traukinys (trow-kih-NEES)
ship 
laivas (LUY-vahs)
boat 
valtis (VAHL-tihs)
ferry 
keltas (KEHL-tahs)
airplane 
lėktuvas (lehhk-TOO-vahs)
helicopter 
Sraigtasparnis (sruygh-tah-SPAHR-nihs)

Buying Tickets[edit]

Where can I buy tickets? 
Kur galiu nusipirkti bilietus? (KOOR gah-LYOO noo-sih-PIHRK-tih BIh-lyeh-toos?)
I want to travel to... 
Noriu keliauti į ... (NAW-ryoo keh-LYAh-oo-tih EE)
Do I need to book/make a reservation? 
Ar man reikia užsisakyti / padaryti rezervaciją? (ahr MAHN RAY-kyah oozh-see-sah-KEE-tih/pah-dah-REE-tih reh-zehr-VAh-tsyah?)
Are the tickets sold out? 
Ar bilietai išparduoti? (ahr bee-lyeh-TUY eesh-pahr-DWOH-tih)
Any tickets available? 
Ar dar yra bilietų? (ahr DAHR ee-RAh bih-lyeh-TOO?)
I'd like to book/reserve a seat to... 
Norėčiau užsisakyti/rezervuoti vietą ... (nAW-REh-chyow uhzh-sih-sah-KEE-tih/reh-zehr-VOW-tih VYEH-tah...)
I'd like (a)... 
Norėčiau (accusative case, not nominative)... (nAW-REH-chyah-oo...)
...one-way ticket. 
...bilietą į vieną pusę. (BIh-lyeh-tah EE VYEh-nah POO-seh)
...return ticket. 
...bilietą pirmyn ir atgal (literally: ticket on and back, never "return ticket"). (BIh-lyeh-tah pihr-MEEN ihr aht-GHAHL)
...two tickets. 
...du bilietus. (DUh BIH-lyeh-tuhs)
...1st. class ticket. 
...pirmos klasės bilietą. (pihr-MAWS KLAh-sehs BIh-lyeh-tah)
...2nd. class ticket. 
...antros klasės bilietą. (ahnt-RAWS KLAh-sehs BIh-lyeh-tah)

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _____? 
Kiek kainuoja bilietas iki _____? (kyek kahy-NWAH-ya BIh-lyeh-tahs EE-kih?)
One ticket to _____, please. 
Prašau vieną bilietą į _____. (prah-SHOW VYEh-nahh BIh-lyeh-tahh EE)
Where does this train / bus go? 
Kur važiuoja šitas traukinys / autobusas? (koor vah-ZHWOh-yah SHIh-tahs trow-kih-NEES/ow-taw-BOO-sus?)
Where is the train / bus to _____? 
Kur yra traukinys / autobusas, važiuojantis į _____? (koor ee-RAh trow-kih-NEES/ow-taw-BOO-sus, vah-ZHWOh-yan-tihs EE?)
Does this train / bus stop in _____? 
Ar šitas traukinys / autobusas stoja _____? (ahr SHIh-tahs trow-kih-NEES/ow-tAW-BOO-sus STAW-ya....?)
When does the train / bus for _____ leave? 
Kada išvyksta traukinys / autobusas į _____? (kah-DAh ish-VEEKS-tah trow-kih-NEES/ow-taw-BOO-sus EE...?)
When will this train / bus arrive in (from) _____? 
Kada šitas traukinys / autobusas atvyks į (iš) _____? (kah-DAh SHIh-tahs trow-kih-NEES / ow-taw-BOO-sus aht-VEEKS ee (ish)...)
NOTES 

1. city transport: in bigger cities there are also buses running by electricity, called "troleibusas". Same rules as for regular buses apply and the tickets are the same, just you have to remember that the route networks for those two kinds of vehicles are separate, as well as schedules and route (line) numbering.

2. international transport tickets: destinations are written in original language and not in English, so the ticket to Warsaw will read Warszawa.

Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ? 
Kaip nuvykti iki (genitive case, not nominative)_____ ? (kuyp noo-VEEK-tih EE-kih...?)
...the train station? 
...traukinių stoties? (trow-kih-NEW staw-TYEHS?)
...the bus station? 
...autobusų stoties? (ow-taw-BOO-soo staw-TYEHS?)
...the airport? 
...oro uosto? (AW-raw WAS-taw?)
...downtown? 
...miesto centro? (MYEHS-taw TSEHNT-raw?)
...the youth hostel? 
...jaunimo viešbučio? (yow-NEE-maw VYEHSH-boo-chaw?)
...the _____ hotel? 
... _____ viešbučio? (VYEHSH-boo-chaw?)
...the American / British / Australian consulate? 
...Amerikos / Britanijos / Australijos konsulato? (ah-MEh-rih-kaws / brih-TAh-nihyohs / owst-RAh-lihyohs kawn-suh-LAh-taw?)
Where are there a lot of... 
Kur yra daug (genitive case without preposition, not nominative)... (koor ee-RAh dowg)
...hotels? 
...viešbučių? (VYEHSh-boo-choo?)
...restaurants? 
...restoranų? (rehs-taw-RAh-noo)
...bars? 
...barų? (bah-ROO)
...sites to see? 
...lankytinų vietų? (lahn-KEE-tih-noo VYEh-too)
Can you show me on the map? 
Ar galite man parodyti žemėlapyje? (ahr GAh-lih-teh mahn pah-RAW-dee-tih zheh-MEh-lah-pee-yeh?)
street 
gatvę (GAHT-veh)
Turn left. 
pasukite į kairę. (pah-SUh-kih-teh EE KUY-reh)
Turn right. 
pasukite į dešinę. (pah-SUh-kih-teh EE DEh-shih-neh)
left 
kairė (kuy-REHH)
right 
dešinė (deh-shih-NEHH)
straight ahead 
tiesiai (TYEh-say)
towards the _____ 
link _____ (link)
past the _____ 
pro _____ (praw)
before the _____ 
prieš _____ (pryehsh)
Watch (look) for the _____. 
ieškokite _____. (ihehsh-KAW-kih-teh)
intersection 
sankirta (SAHN-kihr-tah)
north 
šiaurė (SHOW-rehh)
south 
pietūs (PYEh-toos)
east 
rytai (ree-TUY)
west 
vakarai (vah-kah-RUY)
uphill 
į kalvą / aukštyn (ee KAHL-vah / owksh-TEEN)
downhill 
nuo kalvos / žemyn (nwoh KAHL-vaws / zheh-MEEN)

Taxi[edit]

Taxi! 
Taksi! (tahk-SEE!)
Take me to _____, please. 
Nuvežkite mane į _____, prašau. (noo-VEZH-kih-teh mah-NEh ee____, prah-SHOW)
How much does it cost to get to _____? 
Kiek kainuoja nuvykti iki_____? (kyehk kuy-NWOh-yah noo-VEEK-tih ihkih___?)
Take me there, please. 
Nuvežkite mane ten, prašau (noo-VEZH-kih-teh mah-NEh tehn, prah-SHOW)

Please note: In bigger Lithuanian cities there are so called "route-taxis" or "micro-buses" going in, they will stop to take you from the street if you wave your hand. The price is the same wherever you go, it is a lot cheaper than going by taxi and slightly more expensive than traveling by city bus. The disadvantage for non-Lithuanian speakers is that you must tell the driver when you want to get off just before the stop of a regular bus, i.e. you also have to recognize the place where you want to get off at.

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available? 
Ar turite laisvų kambarių? (ahr TUh-rih-teh luys-VOO kum-bah-RYOO?)
How much is a room for one person/two people? 
Kiek kainuoja kambarys vienam / dviems? (kiak kuy-NWO-yah kum-bah-REES vyeh-NAHM / dvyehms?)
Does the room come with... 
Ar kambaryje yra... (ahr kum-bah-rih-YEh ih-RAh...)
...bedsheets? 
...paklodės? (pahk-LAW-dehhs?)
...a bathroom? 
...vonios kambarys? (vaw-NYOS kum-bah-REES?)
...a telephone? 
...telefonas? (teh-leh-FAW-nus?)
...a TV? 
...televizorius? (teh-leh-VIh-zaw-ryoos?)
May I see the room first? 
Ar galėčiau pirmiau pamatyti kambarį? (ahr gah-LEHH-chow pihr-MIAOW pah-mah-TEE-tih KUM-bah-rih?)
Do you have anything quieter? 
Ar turite ką nors tylesnio? (ahr TUh-rih-teh kaa nawrs tee-LEHS-nyoh?)
...bigger? 
...didesnio? (dih-DEHS-nyoh?)
...cleaner? 
...švaresnio? (shvah-REHS-nyoh?)
...cheaper? 
...pigesnio? (pih-GHEHS-nyoh?)
OK, I'll take it. 
Gerai, mes paimsimę šitą (gheh-RUY, mas pah-IHM-sih-meh SHIh-tahh)
I will stay for _____ night(s). 
Mes apsistosime_____nakčiai (naktims) (dative case, not nominative) (mas up-sih-STAW-sih-meh___NAHK-chai (nahk-TIHMS))
Can you suggest another hotel? 
Gal galėtumėte rekomenduoti / pasiūlyti kitą viešbutį? (ghahl ghah-LEhh-too-mehh-teh reh-kaw-mehn-DWOh-tih / pah-SYOO-lee-tih KIh-tah VYEHSh-buh-tee?)
Do you have a safe? 
Ar turite seifą? (ahr TUh-rih-teh SAY-fahh?)
...lockers? 
...rakinamas spinteles? (rah-KIh-nah-mahs spihn-teh-LEHS?)
Is breakfast / supper included? 
Ar pusryčiai / vakarienė įskaičiuoti? (ahr POOS-ree-chai / vah-kah-RYEh-nehh ees-kuy-CHYOO-aw-tih?)
What time is breakfast/supper? 
Kelintą valandą pusryčiai / vakarienė? (keh-LIHN-taa VAh-lahn-daa POOS-ree-chai / vah-kah-RYEh-nehh)
Please clean my room. 
Išvalykite mano kambarį, prašau. (eesh-vah-LEE-kih-teh MAh-naw KUM-bah-rih, prah-SHOW)
Can you wake me at _____? 
Ar galėtumėte mane pažadinti _____? (ahr ghah-LEHH-too-meh-teh mah-NEh pah-ZHAh-dihn-tih?)
I want to check out. 
Aš noriu išsiregistruoti (ahsh NAW-ryoo eesh-sih-reh-ghis-TROW-tih)

Money[edit]

Do you accept American /Australian / Canadian dollars? 
Ar galima atsiskaityti Amerikos / Australijos / Kanados doleriais? (ahr GHAH-lih-mah aht-sihs-kuy-TEE-tih ah-MEh-rih-kaws / ows-TRAh-lih-yos / kah-NAh-daws DAW-la-rays?)
Do you accept British pounds? 
Ar galima atsiskaityti svarais? (ahr GHAh-lih-mah aht-sihs-kai-TEE-tih SVAh-ruys?)
Do you accept Euros? 
Ar jūs priimate eurus? (ahr yoos PRIh-ih-mah-teh EHUh-ruhs?)
Do you accept credit cards? 
Ar priimate kreditines korteles? (ahr PRIh-ih-mah-teh kreh-DIh-tih-nehs kawr-teh-LESS? )
Can you change money for me? 
Ar galite man iškeisti pinigus? (ahr GHAh-lih-teh mahn ihsh-KAIS-tih PIh-nih-ghuhs?)
Where can I get money changed? 
Kur galėčiau išsikeisti pinigus? (koor gah-LEHH-chow ihsh-sih-KAIS-tih PIh-nih-ghuhs?)
Can you change a traveler's check for me? 
Ar galite man išgryninti kelionės čekį? (ahr GHAh-lih-teh mahn ihsh-GHREE-nihn-tih keh-LYAW-nehhs CHEh-kee?)
Where can I get a traveler's check changed? 
Kur galiu gauti kelionės čekį? (kuhr ghah-LYOO GOW-tih keh-LYAW-nehhs CHEh-kee?)
What is the exchange rate? 
Koks valiutos keitimo kursas? (kawks vah-LYOO-taws kay-TIh-maw KUHR-sahs)
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)? 
Kur yra bankomatas? (koor ee-RAh bahn-kaw-MAh-tahs?)

Please note: you won't be able to pay in dollars, pounds or euros, use an ATM or go to the bank; there is no exchange offices. Credit cards will be accepted in most of the stores.

Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please. 
Stalą vienam/dviems, prašau. (STAh-lah vyeh-NAHM/dvyehms, prah-SHOW)
Can I look at the menu, please? 
Gal galėčiau gauti meniu? (ghahl ghah-LEhh-chow GHOW-tih meh-NEW?)
Is there a house specialty? 
Ar turite firminių patiekalų? (ahr TUh-rih-teh FIHR-mih-new pah-tyeh-kah-LOO?)
Is there a local specialty? 
Koks jūsų vietinis firminis patiekalas? (kawks YOU-suh VYEh-tih-nihs FEAR-mih-nihs pah-TYEh-kah-lus?)
I'm a vegetarian. 
Aš vegataras (vegetarė - for a woman). (ahsh veh-gheh-TAh-rahs (veh-gheh-TAh-rehh))
breakfast 
pusryčiai (POOS-ree-chai)
lunch 
priešpiečiai (if early) (PRYASH-pya-chai), or pietūs (if regular) (PYA-toos)
meal 
valgis (vAhl-ghis)
supper/dinner 
vakarienė (vah-kah-RYA-nehh)
I'd want _____. 
Aš norėčiau_____. (ahsh naw-REHH-chyow_____)
I want _____. 
Aš noriu_____. (ahsh NAW-ryoo_____)
I want a dish containing _____. 
Aš noriu patiekalo kuriame būtų _____. (ahsh NAW-ryoo pah-TYA-kah-law koo-rya-MEh BOO-too____)
chicken 
vištiena (vihsh-TYA-nah)
beef 
jautiena (YOW-tya-nah)
pork 
kiauliena (kyow-LYEh-nah)
meat 
mėsa (mehh-SAH)
potatoes 
bulvės (BOOL-vehhs)
fish 
žuvis (zhoo-VIHS)
ham 
kumpis(KOOM-pihs)
cheese 
sūris (SOO-rihs)
eggs 
kiaušiniai (kyow-SHIh-nay)
salad 
salotos (sah-LAW-taws)
(fresh) vegetables 
(šviežios) daržovės ((SHVYA-zhyaws) dahr-ZHAW-vehhs)
(fresh) fruit 
(švieži) vaisiai ((SHVYA-zhih) vai-SIH-eye)
bread 
duona (DWA-nah)
toast 
skrebutis (skra-BOO-tihs)
pizza 
pica {PIH-tsah)
noodles / pasta 
makaronai (mah-kah-RAW-nuy)
rice 
ryžiai (REE-zheye)
beans 
pupelės (poo-PA-lehhs)
curd 
varškė (vahrsh-KEHH)
cottage cheese 
grūdėta varškė (groo-DEHH-tah vahrsh-KEHH)
pancakes 
blynai / blyneliai (BLEE-nuy / blee-NA-lay) (blynai usually refers to pancakes as main meal, for example, with meat or curd, when blyneliai is more dessert-like)
ice-cream 
ledai (leh-DUY)
May I have a glass of _____? 
Ar galėčiau gauti stiklinę _____? (ahr gah-LEHH-chyahoo GOW-tih stih-KLIH-neh___?)
May I have a cup of _____? 
Ar galėčiau gauti puodelį _____? (ahr gah-LEHH-chyahoo GOW-tih PWAH-da-lee____?)
May I have a bottle of _____? 
Ar galėčiau gauti butelį _____? (ahr gah-LEHH-chyahoo GOW-tih BOO-ta-lee____?)
May I have some _____? 
Ar galėčiau gauti šiek tiek _____? (ahr gah-LEHH-chya-oo GOW-tih shyak tyak____?)

Please note: the following first versions refers to the ending of the sentences, while the second ones - how they would look like in the menu

coffee 
kavos (kah-VAWS) - kava (kah-VAH)
tea (drink
arbatos (ahr-BAH-taws) - arbata (ahr-bah-TAH)
(fresh) juice 
(šviežiai spaustų) sulčių ((shvya-ZHEYE SPAH-oos-too) SOOL-chyoo) - (šviežios) sultys ((SHVYA-zhyaws) SOOL-tees)
(sparkling) water 
(gazuoto) vandens ((gah-ZWAW-taw) vahn-DANS) - (gazuotas) vanduo ((gah-ZWAW-tahs) vahn-DWA)
water 
vandens (vahn-DANS) - vanduo (vahn-DWA)
beer 
alaus (ah-LOWS) - alus (ah-LOOS)
red / white wine 
raudono / balto vyno (row-DAW-naw / BAHL-taw VIH-naw) - raudonas / baltas vynas (row-DAW-naws / BAHL-tahs VIH-naws)
salt 
druskos (DROOS-kaws) - druska (droos-KAH)
black / chili pepper 
juodųjų / aštriųjų pipirų (ywah-DOO-yoo / ush-TRYOO-yoo pih-PIH-roo) - juodieji pipirai (ywah-DYEH-yih / ush-TREEA-yih pih-PIH-ruy)
butter 
sviesto (SVYEHS-taw) - sviestas (SVYEHS-tus)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
Atsiprašau, padavėjau? (to male) / Atsiprašau, padavėja? (to female) (ut-sih-prah-SHAOO, pah-dah-VEHH-yow? / ut-sih-prah-SHAOO, pah-dah-VEHH-yah?)
I'm finished. 
Aš pabaigiau.(ahsh pah-BAY-giaoo)
It was delicious. 
Buvo labai skanu. (BU-vaw LAH-bye SKAH-nu)
Bring me the check, please. 
Galite atnešti sąskaitą. (GAH-lit-eh ut-NESH-tih SAH-sky-tah)
Lithuanian specialties 
Cepelinai {Boilt mashed potato wrap with meat inside), Vėdarai (Pig guts stuffed with potatoe mash), Šaltibarščiai (cold pink soup made of milk derivative, beetroot and some eggs)

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol? 
Ar turite alkoholio? (ahr TOO-rih-teh ahl-kaw-HAW-lyaw)
A beer/two beers, please. 
Vieną / du alaus, prašau. (VYA-nah / doo ah-LOWS, prah-SHAHOO)
A glass of red/white wine, please. 
Prašau stiklinę raudono / balto vyno. (prah-SHAHOO stih-KLIH-neh row-DAW-naw / BAHL-taw VEE-naw)
Half a litre, please. 
Pusę litro, prašau. (POO-seh LIT-raw, prah-SHAHOO) (Lithuanians have metric system thus by saying "a pint, please" you wouldn't be understood)
A bottle, please. 
Prašau vieną butelį. (prah-SHAHOO VYA-nah BOO-teh-lee)
whiskey 
viskis (VIHS-kiss)
brandy 
brendis (BRAN-dihs)
gin 
džinas (JIH-nus)
cognac 
konjakas (kaw-NYAH-kus)
colada 
kolada (kaw-LAH-dah)
vodka 
degtinė (dag-TIH-nehh)
rum 
romas (RAW-mus)
water 
vanduo (vahn-DWAH)
tonic water 
tonikas (TAW-nih-kus)
orange juice 
apelsinų sultys (ah-pal-SIH-noo SOOL-tees)
Coke 
Koka kola (KAW-kah KAW-lah)
Do you have any bar snacks? 
Ar turite kokių nors užkandžių? (ahr TOO-rih-teh kaw-KYOO NAWRS OOZH-kun-joo)
One more, please. 
Prašau dar vieną (prah-SHAHOO DAHR VYA-nahh)
When is closing time? 
Kada užsidarote? (kah-DAH oozh-sih-DAH-rough-teh?)

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size? 
Ar šitą turite mano dydžio? (ahr SHIH-tah TOO-rih-teh MAH-naw DEE-jyaw?)
How much is this? 
Kiek tai kainuoja? (kyak tie kai-NWOH-yah?)
That's too expensive. 
Tai per brangu. (tie par BRAHN-goo)
Would you take _____? 
Ar _____ užteks? (ahr____OOZH-taks?)
expensive 
brangu (BRAHN-goo)
cheap 
pigu(pih-GOO)
I can't afford it. 
Negaliu sau to leisti. (na-gah-LYOO SOW taw LAYS-tih)
I don't want it. 
Aš šito nenoriu (ahsh SHIH-taw neh-NAW-ryoo)
You're cheating me. 
Jūs mane apgaudinėjate(yoos mah-NEH ahp-gow-dih-NEHH-yah-teh)
I'm not interested. 
Man neįdomu (mahn na-ee-DAW-moo)
OK, I'll take it. 
Gerai, aš tai paimsiu (GEH-rai, ash tai PAIM-syoo)
Can I have a bag? 
Gal galėčiau gauti maišelį? (gahl gah-lehh-CHIH-ah-oo GOW-tih mai-SHEH-lee?)
I need... 
Man reikia...(genitive case without preposition, not nominative) (mahn RAY-kyah)
...toothpaste. 
...dantų pastos. (dahn-TOO PAHS-taws)
...a toothbrush. 
...dantų šepetėlio. (dahn-TOO sheh-peh-TEHH-lyaw)
...a towel. 
...rankšluosčio. (RAHNK-shlwas-chyaw)
...tampons. 
...tamponų. (tahm-PAW-noo)
...feminine napkins. 
moteriškų servetėlių. (MAW-teh-rihsh-kuh sehr-veh-TEHH-lyoo)
...soap. 
...muilo. (MUI-law)
...shampoo. 
...šampūno. (shahm-POO-naw)
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen
...nuskausminamųjų / vaistų nuo skausmo. (noo-skows-mih-nah-MOO-you / vuys-TOO nwaw SKOWS-maw)
...cold medicine. 
...vaistų nuo peršalimo. (vuys-TOO nwaw PEHR-shah-lih-maw)
...stomach medicine. 
...vaistų skrandžiui. (vuys-TOO skrahn-JYOO-ih)
...a razor. 
...skutimosi peiliuko. (skoo-TIH-maw-sih pay-LYOO-kaw)
...shaving cream. 
skutimosi kremo (skoo-TIH-maw-sih KREh-maw)
...an umbrella. 
...skėčio. (SKEHH-chyaw)
...sunblock lotion. 
...apsauginio kremo nuo saulės. (ahp-sow-GHIh-nyoh KREh-maw nwaw SOW-lehhs)
...deodorant. 
dezodoranto. (deh-zaw-daw-RAHN-taw)
...perfume. 
kvepalų. (kveh-pah-LOO)
...a postcard. 
...atvirutės. (aht-vih-ROO-tehhs)
...postage stamps. 
...pašto ženkliuko. (PAHSH-taw zhehn-KLYOO-kaw)
...batteries. 
...baterijų. (bah-TEh-rih-you)
...writing paper. 
...rašomojo popieriaus. (RAh-shaw-maw-yaw PAW-pya-ryows)
...a pen. 
...parkerio (ink-pen) / tušinuko (ball point pen). (PAHR-keh-ryaw / too-shih-NOO-kaw)
...a pencil. 
...pieštuko (pyash-TOO-kaw)
...English-language books. 
...angliškų knygų (AHNGh-lihsh-koo KNEE-ghoo)
...English-language magazines. 
...angliškų žurnalų (AHNGh-lihsh-koo zhoor-NAh-loo)
...an English-language newspaper. 
...angliško laikraščio (AHNGh-lihsh-kaw LUYK-rush-chyaw)
...an English-Lithuanian dictionary. 
...anglų-lietuvių kalbų žodyno (AHNGh-loo - lya-TOO-vyoo kul-BOO zhaw-DEE-naw)

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car. 
Noriu išsinuomoti mašiną. (NAW-ryoo ihsh-sih-now-MAW-tih mah-SHIH-nahh)
Can I get insurance? 
Ar galiu gauti draudimą? (ahr ghah-LYOO GOW-tih drow-DIH-mahh?)
stop (on a street sign
stop (stawp)
one way 
vienos krypties eismas [one way traffic] (vya-NAWS kreep-TYAS AYS-mahs)
no parking 
stovėti draudžiama [parking denied] (staw-VEHH-tih DROW-jeh-mah)
speed limit 
maksimalus greitis (mahk-sih-mah-LOOS GRAY-tihs)
gas (petrol) station 
benzino kolonėlė (ban-ZIH-naw kaw-law-NEHH-lehh)
petrol 
benzinas (behn-ZIh-nus)
diesel 
dyzelinas (dih-zeh-LIh-nus)

Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong. 
Aš nieko blogo nepadariau. (ahsh NYA-kaw BLAW-gaw na-pah-dah-RYOW)
It was a misunderstanding. 
Tai buvo nesusipratimas. (tuy BOO-vaw neh-soo-sih-prah-TIH-mus)
Where are you taking me? 
Kur jūs mane vedate? (koor yoos mah-NEH VEH-dah-teh?)
Am I under arrest? 
Ar aš areštuojamas? (ahr ahsh ah-rash-TWAW-yah-mus?)
I am an British / American / Australian citizen. 
Aš esu Didžiosios Britanijos / Amerikos / Australijos pilietis. (ahsh eh-SOO dee-JYAW-syaws brih-TAH-niyaws / ah-MEH-rih-kaws / ows-TRAH-lih-yaws pih-LYA-tihs)
I want to talk to the British / American / Australian embassy / consulate. 
Aš noriu pasišnekėti su Didžiosios Britanijos / Amerikos / Australijos ambasada / konsulatu. (ahsh NAW-ryoo pah-sih-shneh-KEHH-tih soo dih-JYAW-syaws brih-TAH-nih-yaws / ah-MEH-rih-kaws / ows-TRAH-lih-yaws am-bah-SAH-dah / kawn-soo-LAH-too)
I want to talk to a lawyer. 
Noriu kalbėtis su advokatu. (NAW-ryoo kahl-BEHH-tihs soo ahd-vaw-KAH-too)
Can I just pay a fine now? 
Ar galiu dabar tiesiog sumokėti baudą? (ahr ghah-LYOO dah-BAHR tyeh-SYAWGH soo-mh-KEHH-tih BOW-dah?)
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