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Useful phrases in Lower Sorbian

A collection of useful phrases in Lower Sorbian, a Slavic language spoken in parts of eastern Germany.

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Phrase dolnoserbski (Lower Sorbian)
Welcome Witaj
Witakśo k nam
Hello (General greeting) Dobry źeń (frm)
Ja śi strowim (inf)
Buź strowjona (inf)
Hello (on phone)
How are you?
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name? Kak se Wam groni? (frm)
Kak se tebje groni? (inf)
My name is ... Ja som ...
Mójo mě jo ... (frm)
Mě se groni ... (inf)
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Dobre zajtšo
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Dobry wjacor
Good night Dobru noc
(Parting phrases)
Na zasejwiźenje
Až do witśego (See you tomorrow)
Až do chyle (See you soon)
Good luck! Wjele wuspěcha!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
K strowosći!
Have a nice day Rědny źeń!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Dajśo se słoźeś! (frm)
Daj se słoźeś! (inf)
Daj se zesłoźeś! (inf)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand Rozmějom
I don't understand Njerozmějom
Yes Jo
I don't know
Please speak more slowly Powědajśo pšosym pómałčej (frm)
Pšosym mjepowědaj tak malsnje (inf)
Please say that again
Please write it down Napiš mě to pšosym
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Lower Sorbian? Powědaśo Wy serbski?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jo, pitśku
Speak to me in Lower Sorbian
How do you say ... in Lower Sorbian? Kak se ... groni serbski?
Excuse me Wódajśo pšosym (frm)
How much is this?
Sorry To jo mě luto
Please Pšosym
Thank you Źĕkujom se
Reply to thank you Nic za zło
Where's the toilet?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings Žognowane gódy
Easter greetings Rĕdne jatšy
Birthday greetings Wjele gluki k narodnemu dnju
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

Phrases mainly from Niedersorbisch leicht, an Android app for learning Lower Sorbian

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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