Essential information

Understand Lithuanian.

The Lithuanian language is the state language of Lithuania and an official language of the European Union. Most Lithuanians speak this language; the Lithuanian alphabet consists of 32 capital and small Latin letters.

Polite expressions

Hello (informally)



Laba diena

Goodbye (informally)



Viso gero

Please Prašau
Thank you Ačiū
Yes Taip
No Ne
Sorry Atsiprašau
Cheers Į sveikatą
Nice to meet you Malonu susipažinti

Useful phrases

The Old Town Senamiestis
Do you speak English? Ar kalbate angliškai?
I don’t understand Nesuprantu
How much (does it cost)? Kiek (kainuoja)?
What’s your name? Koks tavo vardas?
Where is…? Kur yra…?
Could you help me? Ar galėtumėte man padėti?
Tea Arbata
Coffee Kava
Beer Alus
Shop Parduotuvė

Emergency number. In case of an accident or if you need the help of the police, a doctor or firefigters, call 112. An additional code is not necessary when calling from mobile or fixed phone.

Luggage office. There is a luggage office at Kaunas railway station in the undercrossing. You may take your luggage back 24 hours per day.

Money and banking. From the 1st of January 2015 Lithuania became the 19th full-fledged member of the euro area, and starte dusing the euro as the single currency of the European Union. The irrevocably fixed conversion rate of the litas to the euro: EUR 1 = LTL 3. 4528.

ATMs – plentiful in Kaunas.

Ground floor. The ground floor in Lithuania is known as the first floor.

Smoking in public places. Smoking in cafés, restaurants and public accommodations is prohibited.

Drinking in public places. Drinking alcohol in public places (streets, parks and public transport) is prohibited. You may savour alcoholic drinks in bars, cafés or restaurants. The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. (except in bars, cafés, restaurants, etc.).

Tips. It is not obligatory to leave tips. However, it is recommended to leave about 10 % of the sum for good service.

Electricity. Two pin sockets are used in Lithuania at 220V.

With a great regret and emotion I say goodbye to Kaunas, such a lovely and hospitable city, where France has so many friends. I am very grateful to the City Mayor, municipality who put in so much effort in order to make old and strong friendship between France and Lithuania. 02/03/96

Philippe de Suremain French Ambassador


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