Frisian (Frysk)

travel phpto to inspire Frisian language study
De Fryske Marren by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Why learn Frisian?

You can communicate in Frisian. Knowing Frisian provides a competitive edge in career choices Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Frisian. The study of Frisian teaches and encourages respect for other people.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Frisian?

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Frisian Alphabet & Pronunciation

Aa
(ah)
Ee
(eie)
Ii/Yy
(ii)
Oo
(oh)
Uu
(ou)
Bb
(bei)
Cc
(tsei)
Dd
(dei)
Ff
(eif)
Gg
(gei)
Hh
(hah)
Jj
(yei)
Kk
(kah)
Ll
(eil)
Mm
(eim)
Nn
(ein)
Pp
(pei)
Qq
(kou)
Rr
(eir)
Ss
(eis)
Tt
(tei)
Vv
(fei)
Ww
(vei)
Xx
(iks)
Zz
(tzeid)

Basic Phrases in Frisian

HelloHoi
GoodbyeOant sjen
YesJa
NoNee
Excuse meNim my net kwea ôf
PleaseAsjebleaft
Thank youDankewol
You are welcomeGjin tank
Do you speak englishPraatsto Ingelsk?
Do you understandBegrypsto it?
I understandIk begryp it
I do not understandIk begryp it net
How are youHoe giet it mei dy?
Fine thanksGoed, danke!
What is your nameWat is jo namme?
My name isMyn namme is
Pleased to meet youLeuk dy te moetsjen

Frisian Grammar

Frisian Nouns

Man
Woman
Boy
GirlIn famke
Cat
Dog
Fish
Water
Milk
Egg
House
Flower
Tree
Shirt
Pants

Frisian Adjectives

Colors in Frisian

BlackSwart
WhiteWyt
RedRead
OrangeOranje
YellowGiel
GreenGrien
BlueBlau
PurplePears
PinkRôze
GrayGriis
BrownBrún

Numbers in Frisian

ZeroNul
OneIen
TwoTwa
ThreeTrije
FourFjouwer
FiveFiif
SixSeis
SevenSân
EightAcht
NineNjoggen
TenTsien
ElevenAlve
TwelveTolve
TwentyTweintich
ThirtyTritich
FortyFjirtich
FiftyFyftich
SixtySechstich
SeventySantich
EightyTachtich
NinetyNjoggentich
HundredHûndert
ThousandTûzen

Frisian Verbs

To beWêze
To haveHawwe
To wantWolle
To needNedich hawwe
To helpHelpe
To goGean
To comeTe kommen
To eatTe iten
To drinkDrinke
To speakSprekke

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Frisian Sentences

AndEn
OrOf
ButMar
BecauseOmdat
WithMei
AlsoEk
HoweverLykwols
NeitherNet ien
NorNoch
IfAs
ThenDan

Useful Frisian Vocabulary

Frisian Questions

WhoWa
WhatWat
WhenWannear
WhereWêr
WhyWêrom
HowHoe
How manyHoefolle
How muchHoefolle

Days of the Week in Frisian

MondayMoandei
TuesdayTiisdei
WednesdayWoansdei
ThursdayTongersdei
FridayFreed
SaturdaySneon
SundaySnein
YesterdayJuster
TodayHjoed
TomorrowMoarn

Months in Frisian

JanuaryJannewaris
FebruaryFebrewaris
MarchMaart
AprilAvril
MayMeie
JuneJuny
JulyJuly
AugustAugustus
SeptemberSpetimber
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovimber
DecemberDesimber

Seasons in Frisian

WinterWinter
SpringMaitiid
SummerSimmer
AutumnHjerst

Telling Time in Frisian

What time is itHoe let is it?
HoursOeren
MinutesMinuten
SecondsSekonden
O clockOere
HalfHeal
Quarter pastKertier oer
BeforeFoar
AfterEfter