Lithuanian (Lietuvių)

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Lithuanian folklore band Kulgrinda performing in Vilnius. Photo by Gailė Paštukaitė - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Why learn Lithuanian?

Lithuanian is an Eastern Baltic language spoken by about 2.8 million Lithuanians in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is the official language of Lithuania, and one of the official languages of the European Union.

Learning Lithuanian improves the knowledge of your own language. Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved when you master Lithuanian. Communication skills developed while learning Lithuanian can improve your interpersonal skills in your native langauge as well. As immigration increases we need to prepare for changes in society.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Lithuanian?

Lithuanian is rated as a category 3 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 44 weeks (or 1100 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Lithuanian Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(a)
Ą ą
(a nosinė)
B b
(bė)
C c
(cė)
Č č
(čė)
D d
(ė)
E e
(e)
Ę ę
(e nosinė)
Ė ė
(ė)
F f
(ef)
G g
(gė)
H h
(ha)
I i
(i)
Į į
(i nosinė)
Y y
(i ilgoji)
J j
(jot)
K k
(ka)
L l
(el)
M m
(em)
N n
(en)
O o
(o)
P p
(pė)
R r
(er)
S s
(es)
Š š
(e)
T t
(tė)
U u
(u)
Ų ų
(u nosinė)
Ū ū
(u ilgoji)
V v
(vė)
Z z
(zė)
Ž ž
(žė)

Basic Phrases in Lithuanian

HelloSveiki
GoodbyeAtsisveikina
YesTaip
NoNe
Excuse meAtsiprašau
PleasePrašau
Thank youAčiū
You are welcomePrašom
Do you speak englishAr tu kalbi angliškai?
Do you understandAr tu supranti?
I understandAš suprantu
I do not understandAs nesuprantu
How are youKaip laikaisi?
Fine thanksGerai, ačiū!
What is your nameKoks tavo vardas?
My name isMano vardas yra
Pleased to meet youMalonu susipažinti

Lithuanian Grammar

Lithuanian Nouns

ManVyras
WomanMoteris
BoyBerniukas
GirlMergina
CatKatė
Dogšuo
Fishžuvis
WaterVandens
MilkPienas
EggKiaušinis
HouseNamas
FlowerGėlė
TreeMedis
ShirtMarškiniai
PantsKelnės

Lithuanian Adjectives

Colors in Lithuanian

BlackJuoda
WhiteBalta
RedRaudona
OrangeOranžinė
YellowGeltona
Greenžalias
BlueMėlyna
PurpleVioletinė
PinkRožinis
GrayPilka
BrownRuda

Numbers in Lithuanian

ZeroNulis
OneVieną
TwoDu
ThreeTrys
FourKeturi
FivePenki
SixŠeši
SevenSeptyni
EightAštuoni
NineDevyni
TenDešimt
ElevenVienuolika
TwelveDvylika
TwentyDvidešimt
ThirtyTrisdešimt
FortyKeturiasdešimt
FiftyPenkiasdešimt
Sixtyšešiasdešimt
SeventySeptyniasdešimt
EightyAštuoniasdešimt
NinetyDevyniasdešimt
Hundredšimtas
ThousandTūkstantis

Lithuanian Verbs

To beBūti
To haveTurėti
To wantNorėti
To needReikėti
To helpPadėti
To goEiti
To comeAteiti
To eatValgyti
To drinkGerti
To speakKalbėti

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Lithuanian Sentences

AndIr
OrArba
ButBet
BecauseNes
WithSu
AlsoTaip pat
HoweverVis dėlto
NeitherNei
NorNei
IfJei
ThenTada

Useful Lithuanian Vocabulary

Lithuanian Questions

WhoKas
What
WhenKada
WhereKur
WhyKodėl
HowKaip
How manyKiek
How muchKiek

Days of the Week in Lithuanian

MondayPirmadienis
TuesdayAntradienį
WednesdayTrečiadienis
ThursdayKetvirtadienis
FridayPenktadienis
Saturdayšeštadienis
SundaySekmadienis
YesterdayVakar
Todayšiandien
TomorrowRytoj

Months in Lithuanian

JanuarySausio mėn
FebruaryVasario mėn
MarchKovas
AprilBalandis
MayGegužė
JuneBirželis
JulyLiepą
AugustRugpjūtis
SeptemberRugsėjo mėn
OctoberSpalio mėn
NovemberLapkritį
DecemberGruodį

Seasons in Lithuanian

Winteržiemą
SpringPavasaris
SummerVasara
AutumnRuduo

Telling Time in Lithuanian

What time is itKiek dabar valandų?
HoursValandos
MinutesMinučių
SecondsSekundžių
O clockValanda
HalfPusė
Quarter pastKetvirtis po
BeforePrieš tai
AfterPo