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Useful phrases in North Frisian

A collection of useful phrases in North Frisian, a variety of Frisian spoken in Schleswig-Holstein.

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English Nordfrasch (North Frisian)
Welcome Wäljkiimen
(General greeting)
How are you? Hü gungt de dåt?
Reply to 'How are you?' Me gungt et gödj, foole tunk, än de?
Long time no see Lung ai sänj
What's your name? Hü håtst dü?
My name is ... Ik hiitj ...
Where are you from? Weer kamst dü jurt?
I'm from ... Ik kam foon ...
Pleased to meet you Nat de tu drååwe
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Gou nåcht
(Parting phrases)
Good luck Luk deerma
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day En moien däj uk / Hålt de stif
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Gou räis
I understand Ik begrip dåt / Ik ferstönj dåt
I don't understand Ik begrip dåt ai / Ik ferstönj dåt ai
I don't know
Please speak more slowly Weesegödj än snååk en lait sanier
Please say that again Weesegödj än seed wi
Please write it down Weesegödj än schriw dåt ap
Do you speak English? Koost dü Aingelsch?
Do you speak North Frisian?
Yes, a little
Snååkest dü Frasch?
Joo, en batje
How do you say ... in North Frisian? Hü säist dü ... aw Nordfrasch?
Excuse me Ferschånke!
How much is this? Hü foole kooste dåt?
Sorry Fertrüt me!
Please Weesegödj
Thank you
Foole tunk
Where's the toilet? Weer as et hüüschen?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Diheere/Jüheer hiire/dam betåålt åål
Would you like to dance with me? Määst dü ma me doonse?
I miss you Dü breechst me
I love you Ik hääw de liif
Get well soon Si tu, dåt dü bål wider sün warst
Go away! Gung wach!
Leave me alone! Lätj me åliine!
Call the police! Teel e politii!
Christmas and New Year greetings Fröiliken jul än luk öntj nai iir
Easter greetings Fröiliken poosche
Birthday greetings Luklik tuleedelsdäi
One language is never enough Ån spräke as uler nooch
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Min luftdümpetbüüdj as ful ma äil

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