Lithuania

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Litas or LTL.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Lithuania , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Stores open from 10 AM to 9 PM during the week and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday; some grocery stores open earlier and close later (8am-10pm or 12pm), they open on Sunday and on days-off but close earlier (5 or 6 PM).



Transportation

Road
The condition of the main freeways is satisfactory. Secondary roads are in bad condition. No problems to find gas supply, except in L.P.G. As for domestic transportation: the trolley bus works from 6 AM to 1 AM. Fare: 1.10 cts (ticket bought in advance) ; 1.30 cts (purchase from the driver).



Rail
Good general condition of the network, essentially dedicated to freight. Normal passengers traffic.

Air
The fleet in service does not call to any particular comment.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .lt



Basic conversation guide

Good morning = Laba diena !
Good evening = Labas vakaras !
Hello = Labas !
Goodbye = Viso gero
Yes = Taip
No = Ne
Thank you = Aciu
Please = Prasom
Excuse me = Atsiprasau
My name is = Mano vardas

 


Languages spoken

Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania and represents the mother tongue of a large majority of the population (80%). However, Russian and Polish are also spoken in the country. Indeed, Russian-speaking citizens represent approximately 9% of the population and Poles, about 7%. Therefore, Russian is the second language of Lithuanians. In Lithuania, there are also some minorities speaking Ukrainian, Bielorussian, Latvian and Tatar. Otherwise, English is used by governments and also in business. Finally, German is also spoken in restaurants where tourists are likely to go.


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