Useful phrases in Alsatian

A collection of useful phrases in Alsatian, a Germanic language spoken mainly in Alsace in northeast of France.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English Ëlsässisch (Alsatian)
Welcome Wellkumma / Willkumme
Hello Hallo / Güete Tag / Buschur / Güata Tàg
Göte Tàij / Grias di wohl / Salü
How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
Wie geht's Ihne? (frm)
Wie geht's dir (inf)
'S géht güet, ùn dü?
Long time no see Mir hànn ùns schon làng nemmi gséhn
What's your name?
My name is ...
Wie heisch dü?
Ich heisch ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Wo kùmmsch dü her?
Ich kùmm von ...
Pleased to meet you Es freit mich Sie kenne ze lehre (frm)
Es freit mich dich kenne ze lehre (inf)
Good morning Güete Morge
Good afternoon Güete Nàchmittag
Good evening Güete Obe / A güata-n-owa / A göte-n-owwe.
Good night Güet' Nàcht
Goodbye Or'var
Good luck Viel Gliek
Cheers/Good health! G'sundheit!
Have a nice day A scheene Dàa
Bon appetit E Güeter!
Bon voyage Bù Voyage
I understand Ich versteh
I don't understand Ich versteh nitt
I don't know Ich weiss nitt
Please speak more slowly Redde lëngsemer, wënn 's beliebt
Please say that again Repeteer noch a Mol
Please write it down Wotsch's ùfschriwa
Do you speak English? Kannst dü Elsässisch redde?
Do you speak Alsatian?
Yes, a little
Kannst dü Englisch redde?
Ja a bessele
Speak to me
Redd mit m'r Elsässisch
How do you say
... in
Wie seit m'r ... in Elsässisch?
Excuse me 's düet mir Leid
How much is this? Was koschtet das?
Sorry Es töt mir leid
Please Wënn 's beliebt
Thank you

Mersi / Vielmohls mersi
'S esch nitt de Wart
'S esch (schon) güet
Where's the toilet? Wo isch 's Kabinee?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Der Monsieur bezàhlt àlles (gentleman)
Die Màdàm bezàhlt àlles (lady)
Would you like to
dance with me?
Wotsch dü mit mir tanza?
Wit dü mit mir tanza?
I miss you Dü felsch mir
I love you Ich hàb dich gär / Ich hàb lieb fir dich
Get well soon Wor bàl(d) widder g'sùnd
Go away! Géh jetz!
Leave me alone! Los mich in Rüh/Röh!
Au Secours! Hilf!
Her ùff!
Call the police! Röff d'Polizei!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
E güeti Wïnâchte un e gleckichs Nej Johr
Happy Easter Frohe Ostern
Happy Birthday Viel Gleck zöm Gabursdàa
One language
is never enough
Eini Sproch esch nie genöh
Eini Sproch langt nie
My hovercraft
is full of eels

What!? Why this phrase?
Mini Aéroglisseur esch voll von Ààle
Mini Howerkràft esch voll von Ààle

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