Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch)

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Why learn Luxembourgish?

Knowing Luxembourgish opens the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, and science Adding Luxembourgish language skills to your business skills make you a more valuable an employee in the marketplace. Creativity is increased with the study of Luxembourgish. As immigration increases we need to prepare for changes in society.

Luxembourgish is a West Germanic language that is spoken by about 390,000 people, mainly in Luxembourg. It an official language in Luxembourg.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Luxembourgish?

*** NOTES *** Luxembourgish is a West Germanic language with similarities to German and Dutch, but also with a heavy French influence on its vocabulary. About half the population of the country speak Luxembourgish and these speakers tend to be bilingual or trilingual in Luxembourgish, French and German. In its written form, it can be fairly well understood by German speakers, but the spoken version is less easily understood.

Luxembourgish Alphabet & Pronunciation

The Luxembourgish alphabet consists of the 26 Latin letters plus three letters with diacritics: "é", "ä", and "ë". In loanwords from French and Standard German, other diacritics are usually preserved.

A a
(a)
Ä ä
B b
(bee)
C c
(cee)
D d
(dee)
E e
(ee)
É é
Ë ë
F f
(eff)
G g
(gee)
H h
(ha)
I i
(i)
J j
(jott)
K k
(ka)
L l
(ell)
M m
(emm)
N n
(enn)
O o
(o)
P p
(pee)
Q q
(ku)
R r
(är)
S s
(ess)
T t
(tee)
U u
(u)
V v
(fau)
W w
(wee)
X x
(ikks)
Y y
(igrekk)
Z z
(tsett)

Basic Phrases in Luxembourgish

HelloHallo
GoodbyeÄddi
YesJo
NoNee
Excuse meEntschëllegt
PleaseWann ech glift
Thank youMerci
You are welcomeDu bass wellkomm
Do you speak englishSchwätzt Dir Englesch?
Do you understandVerstees de?
I understandEch verstinn
I do not understandEch verstinn net
How are youWéi geet et dir?
Fine thanksGutt Merci!
What is your nameWéi heeschs du?
My name isMäin Numm ass
Pleased to meet youSchéin dech kennen ze léieren

Luxembourgish Grammar

Luxembourgish Nouns

ManMann
WomanFra
BoyJong
GirlE Meedchen
CatKaz
DogMupp
FishFësch
WaterWaasser
MilkMëllech
EggEe
HouseHaus
FlowerBlummen
TreeBam
ShirtHiem
PantsHosen

Luxembourgish Adjectives

Colors in Luxembourgish

BlackSchwaarz
WhiteWäiss
RedRout
OrangeOrange
YellowGiel
GreenGréng
BlueBlo
PurpleMOV
PinkRosa
GrayGro
BrownBrong

Numbers in Luxembourgish

ZeroNull
OneEe
TwoZwee
ThreeDräi
FourVéier
FiveFënnef
SixSechs
SevenSiwen
EightAacht
NineNéng
TenZéng
ElevenEelef
TwelveZwielef
TwentyZwanzeg
ThirtyDrësseg
FortyVéierzeg
FiftyFofzeg
SixtySiechzeg
SeventySiwwenzeg
EightyUechtzeg
NinetyNonzeg
HundredHonnert
ThousandDausend

Luxembourgish Verbs

To beSinn
To haveHunn
To wantZe wëllen
To needZe brauchen
To helpHëllefen
To goGoen
To comeZe kommen
To eatIessen
To drinkDrénken
To speakSchwätzen

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Luxembourgish Sentences

AndAn
OrOder
ButAwer
BecauseWell
WithMat
AlsoOch
HoweverAwer
NeitherWeder
NorOch net
IfWann
ThenDann

Useful Luxembourgish Vocabulary

Luxembourgish Questions

WhoWien
WhatWaat
WhenWéini
WhereWou
WhyFirwat
HowWéi
How manyWéivill
How muchWéivill

Days of the Week in Luxembourgish

MondayMéindeg
TuesdayDënschdeg
WednesdayMëttwoch
ThursdayDonneschdeg
FridayFreideg
SaturdaySamschdeg
SundaySonndeg
YesterdayGëschter
TodayHaut
TomorrowMuer

Months in Luxembourgish

JanuaryJanuar
FebruaryFebruar
MarchMäerz
AprilAbrëll
MayMee
JuneJuni
JulyJuli
AugustAugust
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDezember

Seasons in Luxembourgish

WinterWanter
SpringFréijoer
SummerSummer
AutumnHierscht

Telling Time in Luxembourgish

What time is itWéi vill Auer ass et?
HoursStonnen
MinutesMinutten
SecondsSekonnen
O clockAuer
HalfHallef
Quarter pastVéierel vir
BeforeVirdrun
AfterNach